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Share TweetCardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is set to make his first minor league rehabilitation start next week.
Hey, It's 10 Years (And A Day) Since The Randall Simon Sausage EpisodeUpdated Jul 10 Share TweetJuly 9, 2003, found first baseman Randall Simon in the middle of his first season with the Pirates, in the middle of a forgettable career that hovered just above replacement level. Well, not totally forgettable. Simon didn't start on the night of the in…Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with No.2 overall draft pick Kris Bryant, avoiding a Friday deadline for draftees to sign with their clubs, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.Share TweetBraun sits as Brewers fall to Reds in series finale
Leake's stellar start lifts Reds to win over CrewUpdated Jul 10 Share TweetDid the Reds solve their clutch hitting conundrum? Not exactly. But they found enough ways to score to support a strong effort from Mike Leake in a 6-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday at Miller Park.Source: MLB.com
Hey The Cubs, Heads Up!Updated Jul 10 Share TweetAlberto Callaspo popped a foul ball toward the Cubs' bullpen in the top of the ninth. Things got a little chaotic. The ball was not caught.Read more...
Picture This: Do the Bucs Stop Here?Updated Jul 10 Share TweetThis summer in Pittsburgh, the Pirates are messing with peoples' hearts again. After countless seasons of sub-.500 finishes, occasional spurts of excellence followed by long stretches of crappy play and, saints preserve us, a decades-long slog of medioc…
A.J. Burnett hilariously butchers teammate Pedro Alvarez’s name on Twitter — again and againUpdated Jul 10 Share TweetA.J. Burnett has mastered spelling Pedro Alvarez's name like he's mastered rosin bags, which is to say not very well. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, eager to stick up for his slugging teammate who was snubbed from the NL Home Run Derby team, had quite …Source: yahoo.comShare TweetDan Straily allowed the Pirates just one run on two hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday, and a two-run homer by Brandon Moss was just enough to help the first-place A's snag their second straight 2-1 victory in Pittsbu…
Athletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight lossUpdated Jul 10 Share TweetAthletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight lossSource: CNNSI.com
Brewers blank Reds behind Peralta's 3-hitterUpdated Jul 10 Share TweetWily Peralta tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Logan Schafer hit his first homer, a two-run shot that helped the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Famous Primanti Brothers sandwiches at PNC ParkJul 10These famous Pittsburgh sandwiches (since 1933) consist of meat, coleslaw, tomato, and fries packed between two pieces of Italian bread
BBTN: Everybody LosesJul 10The "Baseball Tonight" crew discusses the potential fallout from the continuing Biogenesis investigation.
Liriano, Pirates Blank A'sJul 10The Pirates snapped a four-game slide behind seven scoreless innings from Francisco Liriano in a 5-0 win over the Athletics.
Pirates Snap Slide Against A'sJul 10Barry Larkin, Manny Acta and Karl Ravech break down the Pirates' first win against the Athletics since 1997.
Dwight Howard wanted end to Kobe Bryant era with Los Angeles LakersJul 11A key factor that led the Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets was the Lakers' refusal to establish a clear timetable for moving on from the Kobe Bryant era, according to sources with knowledge of Howard's thinking.
Reggie Williams agrees to 2-year deal with Houston Rockets, sources sayJul 10The Houston Rockets have added yet another shooter to play alongside new franchise center Dwight Howard.
Minnesota Timberwolves close to acquiring Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer in si…Jul 10The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the verge of adding Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer in separate transactions that the have been pursuing since free agency began, according to sources close to the process.
Bill Simmons on what's wrong with the LakersJul 10Bill Simmons knows he shouldn't help the purple and gold, but he's going to do it anyway.