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Brewers shut down Marlins behind Gallardo

Brewers shut down Marlins behind Gallardo

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jul 20, 2013
Yovani Gallardo pitched a shutout into the seventh inning and Jonathan Lucroy and Rickie Weeks belted home runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
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  • Padres ride early scoring burst to victory in St. Louis

    Padres ride early scoring burst to victory in St. Louis

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    The Padres scored four runs in the first three innings, and the bullpen held on for Edinson Volquez in a 5-3 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
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  • Heat is on: Reds fend off rival Pirates for series win

    Heat is on: Reds fend off rival Pirates for series win

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    Devin Mesoraco couldn't help being pumped up as the Reds catcher stood up following the 27th out on a 102-mph heater for a strikeout from closer Aroldis Chapman. Not only did the Reds get another big victory over the Pirates by a 5-4 score on a long Sat…
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  • Betancourt's son alerts staff of closer's appendicitis

    Betancourt's son alerts staff of closer's appendicitis

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Jul 20, 2013
    Rafael Betancourt was sick Thursday night, but figured he could tough it out and show up for Friday's game against the Cubs. Fortunately for him, his 10-year-old son told on him to the Rockies' medical staff. Not long thereafter, Betancourt underwent an…
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  • Welcome to Milwakuee: Ron Roenicke’s throwback uniform features…

    Welcome to Milwakuee: Ron Roenicke’s throwback uniform features spelling error

    yahoo.com Jul 20, 2013
    As we noted on Saturday, the Milwaukee Brewers paid tribute to the Negro Leagues when they hosted the Miami Marlins at Miller Park. As a part of the tribute, both teams wore throwback uniforms with the Brewers honoring the 1923 Milwaukee Bears and the M…
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  • Miami Marlins will wear patch honoring Satchel Paige for Negro …

    Miami Marlins will wear patch honoring Satchel Paige for Negro Leagues tribute in Milwaukee

    yahoo.com Jul 20, 2013
    The Milwaukee Brewers will be holding their annual Negro Leagues tribute when they host the Miami Marlins at Miller Park on Saturday night. According to Tom Haudricourt's Brewers Blog, the hometown squad will be honoring former Negro League players Geor…
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  • Hurdle, Pirates keeping trade considerations 'in house'

    Hurdle, Pirates keeping trade considerations 'in house'

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    As the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, manager Clint Hurdle knows what type of piece he would like the Pirates to add. He knows what his team needs and what would give it a better chance of finishing the season with a winning record for th…
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  • Cards place Holliday on 15-day disabled list

    Cards place Holliday on 15-day disabled list

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    The St. Louis Cardinals are making the best of the All-Star break with outfielder Matt Holliday, who they believe just needs a little more time to recover from a strained hamstring.
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  • Cubs demand unauthorized mascot ‘Billy Cub’ stay away from Wrig…

    Cubs demand unauthorized mascot ‘Billy Cub’ stay away from Wrigley Field

    yahoo.com Jul 20, 2013
    While the Arizona Diamondbacks were accepting a new mascot into their family this week, the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball have ordered Jon Paul Weier — aka “Billy Cub,” an unauthorized mascot who wanders the sidewalks outside of Wrigley Field g…
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  • The Juice: Brandon Phillips’ three-run double gives Reds the ed…

    The Juice: Brandon Phillips’ three-run double gives Reds the edge in win over Pirates

    yahoo.com Jul 20, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Cincinnati Reds emerged victorious in the opener of a big weekend series wit…
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  • Samardzija recovers to lead Cubs over Rockies

    Samardzija recovers to lead Cubs over Rockies

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    Nine days after he surrendered nine runs in 4 2/3 innings in an ugly loss to the Angels, Jeff Samardzija led the Cubs to a 3-1 against a Rockies team he dominated earlier this year.
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  • Deadline chatter: Garza deal could be near

    Deadline chatter: Garza deal could be near

    MLB.com Jul 20, 2013
    As of midnight ET, Matt Garza was still a Cub. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are still working diligently to acquire the Cubs right-hander, but it looks like any move won't happen before Saturday.
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Sports Columnists

  • Denver Nuggets enter mix for veteran Mike Miller, according to sources

    Jul 20
    The Denver Nuggets have emerged as a new suitor at the forefront of the free-agent pursuit of Mike Miller, according to sources close to the process.
  • Nothing Was Guaranteed

    Jul 20
    PETER KING: I’ve always wondered what kind of pro career you would’ve had if you didn’t wreck your knee your senior season at Alabama in 1964. Do you? JOE NAMATH: If I didn’t have that knee injury, I would have had to go to Vietnam. No question in my mi…
  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks waive Bernard James

    Jul 20
    The Dallas Mavericks were forced to waive second-year center Bernard James on Friday, a move they were hoping to avoid, according to sources with knowledge of the move.
  • The Boss

    Jul 20
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