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Ross twirls gem to give Padres rare win streakTyson Ross allowed two hits in six innings as the Padres defeated the Brewers, 6-2, on Tuesday at Miller Park. San Diego won consecutive games for the first time since June 20-21.Share TweetCubs officials have told Alfonso Soriano's agent the New York Yankees are interested in trading for him, the outfielder said Tuesday.Share TweetThe Brewers made their first move prior to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline on Tuesday, sending reliever Francisco Rodriguez to the Orioles for third base prospect Nick Delmonico.Share Tweet
Given early cushion, Cole cruises in nation's capitalIn Tuesday night's 5-1 Pirates triumph over the Nationals at Nationals Park, Gerrit Cole twirled two-hit ball for seven innings in the most imposing of his seven big league starts. He allowed just one run, on a solo shot by Wilson Ramos, as he outpitche…Share TweetRyan Braun is gone for the year. The Milwaukee Brewers know that much, and they also know they have to move on without him.Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates have placed National League saves leader Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.Share Tweet
Bored Baseball Fans Find Solitaire Less Boring Than Baseballdeadspin.com Jul 23, 2013The above photo comes from reader Brando, who spotted this gentlemen escaping the boredom of a Reds-Braves game with a few rounds of Solitaire. Read more...Share Tweet
Deadline Chatter: Yanks eye power boostWith their lineup struggling and the status of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez up in the air, reports that the Yankees have targeted Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano, 37, could return to his first Major League team make sense.Share Tweet
Idiot On The Field Gets A Knee To The Neck And A Face Full Of Dirtdeadspin.com Jul 23, 2013I'm not sure if these San Francisco bros had a clear plan in mind when they rushed the field at last night's Reds-Giants game, but if they did I don't think it involved eating the warning track.Read more...Share TweetThe Cubs traded ace and scheduled starter Matt Garza to the Rangers hours before Monday night's series opener at Chase Field, but fill-in Chris Rusin outshined D-backs lefty Tyler Skaggs in a 4-2 loss to put Arizona in second place for the first time si…Share Tweet
Reds rack up runs behind Arroyo's shutoutWith Monday's 11-0 drubbing of the Giants, Cincinnati has won five of its last six contests in San Francisco, including the first pair of games of the 2012 National League Division Series.Share Tweet
Reds coach Berry back after cancer treatmentsESPN.com Jul 23, 2013Cincinnati Reds third-base coach Mark Berry is back in his familiar spot for the first time all season after undergoing treatment for throat cancer.Share Tweetgrantland.com Jul 23, 2013The Texas Rangers struck the first major deal before the trade deadline, shipping four players to the Chicago Cubs for veteran right-handed starter Ma...Share Tweet
Pirates Cruise Past NationalsJul 23The Pirates beat the Nationals 5-1 for their third straight win.
Kemp: Braun's MVP Should Be StrippedJul 23Matt Kemp, who finished second to Ryan Braun in the 2011 MVP voting, says he thinks Braun should be stripped of the award.
Difference Of TreatmentJul 23Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate why positive tests for banned substances are treated differently in MLB and the NFL.
Reds Power Past Giants In Game 1Jul 23Devin Mesoraco, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart each homered in the Reds' 9-3 win against the Giants.