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Miller back on track, shuts down Phillies

Miller back on track, shuts down Phillies

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jul 23, 2013
Shelby Miller threw six shutout innings and Allen Craig drove in a pair of runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
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  • Ross twirls gem to give Padres rare win streak

    Ross twirls gem to give Padres rare win streak

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    Tyson 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.
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  • Yankees interested in Soriano, Cubs tell agent

    Yankees interested in Soriano, Cubs tell agent

    ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Jul 23, 2013
    Cubs officials have told Alfonso Soriano's agent the New York Yankees are interested in trading for him, the outfielder said Tuesday.
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  • Brewers trade K-Rod to Baltimore for prospect

    Brewers trade K-Rod to Baltimore for prospect

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Given early cushion, Cole cruises in nation's capital

    Given early cushion, Cole cruises in nation's capital

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    In 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…
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  • Brewers try to move on after Braun's ban

    Brewers try to move on after Braun's ban

    Ryan Braun is gone for the year. The Milwaukee Brewers know that much, and they also know they have to move on without him.
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  • Pirates put NL saves leader Grilli on 15-day DL

    Pirates put NL saves leader Grilli on 15-day DL

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed National League saves leader Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.
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  • Bored Baseball Fans Find Solitaire Less Boring Than Baseball

    Bored Baseball Fans Find Solitaire Less Boring Than Baseball

    deadspin.com Jul 23, 2013
    The 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...
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  • Deadline Chatter: Yanks eye power boost

    Deadline Chatter: Yanks eye power boost

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    With 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.
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  • Idiot On The Field Gets A Knee To The Neck And A Face Full Of D…

    Idiot On The Field Gets A Knee To The Neck And A Face Full Of Dirt

    deadspin.com Jul 23, 2013
    I'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...
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  • Loss to Cubs has D-backs looking up in NL West

    Loss to Cubs has D-backs looking up in NL West

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Reds rack up runs behind Arroyo's shutout

    Reds rack up runs behind Arroyo's shutout

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    With 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.
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  • Reds coach Berry back after cancer treatments

    Reds coach Berry back after cancer treatments

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Cincinnati Reds third-base coach Mark Berry is back in his familiar spot for the first time all season after undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
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  • Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    grantland.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Texas Rangers struck the first major deal before the trade deadline, shipping four players to the Chicago Cubs for veteran right-handed starter Ma...
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  • Video - Pirates Cruise Past Nationals 00:33

    Pirates Cruise Past Nationals

    Jul 23
    The Pirates beat the Nationals 5-1 for their third straight win.
  • Video - Kemp: Braun's MVP Should Be Stripped 00:59

    Kemp: Braun's MVP Should Be Stripped

    Jul 23
    Matt Kemp, who finished second to Ryan Braun in the 2011 MVP voting, says he thinks Braun should be stripped of the award.
  • Video - Difference Of Treatment 05:11

    Difference Of Treatment

    Jul 23
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate why positive tests for banned substances are treated differently in MLB and the NFL.
  • Video - Reds Power Past Giants In Game 1 00:32

    Reds Power Past Giants In Game 1

    Jul 23
    Devin Mesoraco, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart each homered in the Reds' 9-3 win against the Giants.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 23
    Mike Krzyzewski has a lot more coaching left to do.
  • Sources: Oden works out for Heat, Pelicans

    Jul 23
    Greg Oden went through a two-hour workout Tuesday in Indianapolis in front of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, new Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and representatives from the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources.
  • ‘I Have Moved On’

    Jul 23
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  • 2013 NFL training camp -- Eager for whirlwind road trip

    Jul 23
    Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.