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Arenado's slump-busting hit lifts Rox to series win

Arenado's slump-busting hit lifts Rox to series win

MLB.com Updated Jul 21, 2013
Rookie Nolan Arenado ended a stretch of 18 hitless at-bats with a sixth-inning RBI single that broke a tie and lifted the Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday.
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  • Miami Marlins haven’t scored in 37 innings, longest MLB streak …

    Miami Marlins haven’t scored in 37 innings, longest MLB streak in 28 years

    yahoo.com Jul 21, 2013
    Thanks in part to the recent All-Star break, nobody from the Miami Marlins has crossed home plate in eight days. The Flounderng Fish fell 1-0 in 13 innings to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, capping a scoreless weekend at Miller Park and extending thei…
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  • Walk-off in 13th backs Brewers' stellar pitching

    Walk-off in 13th backs Brewers' stellar pitching

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 21, 2013
    Wily Peralta continued his stellar string of pitching Sunday, and Caleb Gindl awoke a dormant Brewers offense with a walk-off, 13th-inning home run for a 1-0 Milwaukee win and a three-game series sweep over the Marlins to open the second half of the sea…
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  • Cards' Wainwright earns NL-best 13th win

    Cards' Wainwright earns NL-best 13th win

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 21, 2013
    Adam Wainwright worked eight sharp innings for his National League-leading 13th win and Allen Craig made a game-ending leaping catch at the left field wall as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday.
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  • Locke stifles Reds as Pirates salvage finale

    Locke stifles Reds as Pirates salvage finale

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 21, 2013
    Jeff Locke allowed only an infield single through six innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Homer Bailey to salvage the final game of their series with the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2 on Sunday.
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  • Sveum confident Garza making next start for Cubs

    Sveum confident Garza making next start for Cubs

    MLB.com Jul 21, 2013
    On Friday it looked like Matt Garza would be pitching in a new uniform by the time his next scheduled start rolled around. But Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he remains confident that Garza will be on the mound for Chicago on Monday.
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  • Ludwick set to begin rehab assignment

    Ludwick set to begin rehab assignment

    MLB.com Jul 21, 2013
    Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick will begin a Minor League rehab assignment with Class A Dayton on Wednesday.
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  • Ernie Banks Joined Pearl Jam On Stage At Wrigley

    Ernie Banks Joined Pearl Jam On Stage At Wrigley

    deadspin.com Jul 21, 2013
    Pearl Jam played a rain-delayed show at Wrigley Field Friday night and before Eddie Vedder began singing the Cubs tribute song "All The Way," he introduced Ernie Banks, to the delight of the Chicago crowd.Read more...
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  • Auction House Offering $1 Million For Signed Black Sox Confessi…

    Auction House Offering $1 Million For Signed Black Sox Confessions

    deadspin.com Jul 21, 2013
    The sports auction house Leland's announced on Thursday that it was willing to pay $1 million for the signed confessions of the eight Chicago White Sox accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, which the heavily-favored Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds.…
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  • Video - Pirates Edge Reds To Avoid Sweep 00:32

    Pirates Edge Reds To Avoid Sweep

    Jul 21
    Homer Bailey struck out 12 batters, but it was not enough as the Pirates defeated the Reds 3-2.
  • Video - Brewers Walk Off On Gindl's First Career HR 00:38

    Brewers Walk Off On Gindl's First Career HR

    Jul 21
    Rookie Caleb Gindl's home run in the 13th pushed the Brewers to a sweep of the Marlins.
  • Video - Wainwright, Cardinals Edge Padres 00:30

    Wainwright, Cardinals Edge Padres

    Jul 21
    Adam Wainwright picked up his 13th win of the season as the Cardinals topped the Padres 3-2.

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    Jul 21
    Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
  • NFL mailbag: Teams' response could curtail incidents

    Jul 21
    Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
  • Dawn of a New Day

    Jul 21
    OXNARD, Calif. — “Life,’’ Jason Garrett told his team Saturday afternoon, pacing in front of his 90 players, “is about opportunities. The NFL! The Dallas Cowboys! Are you kidding me? Since we were this high we wanted to be here.” I find myself this morn…