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Gomez backs Lohse as Brewers halt Padres

Gomez backs Lohse as Brewers halt Padres

MLB.com Updated Jul 24, 2013
Carlos Gomez tallied four hits to back Kyle Lohse, who threw seven quality innings Wednesday night to slip by the Padres, 3-1, in the third game of a four-game set at Miller Park.
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  • Liriano outduels Strasburg to spark Pirates

    Liriano outduels Strasburg to spark Pirates

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 24, 2013
    Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2.
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  • Soriano would waive no-trade clause for Yankees

    Soriano would waive no-trade clause for Yankees

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said the club has asked Alfonso Soriano to take a few days to weigh his trade options, and the veteran outfielder said Wednesday one possibility would be the Yankees.
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  • Cubs' DeJesus returns after missing 33 games

    Cubs' DeJesus returns after missing 33 games

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    The Chicago Cubs activated David DeJesus off the disabled list Wednesday after the outfielder missed 33 games with a right shoulder sprain and optioned outfielder Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.
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  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board argues that Brewers …

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board argues that Brewers should "get rid of Ryan Braun," displ

    deadspin.com Jul 24, 2013
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board argues that Brewers should "get rid of Ryan Braun," displays fundamental misunderstanding of how MLB contracts work. [JS]Read more...
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  • San Francisco Giants play as visitors in home ballpark

    San Francisco Giants play as visitors in home ballpark

    yahoo.com Jul 24, 2013
    It was opposite day at AT&T Park on Tuesday night. The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds switched places in the second game of a doubleheader because of issues rescheduling a rained-out game from earlier this season at Great American Ball Par…
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  • Bochy's 1,500th win comes 'on road' in SF

    Bochy's 1,500th win comes 'on road' in SF

    MLB.com Jul 24, 2013
    Bruce Bochy recorded the 1,500th victory of his Major League managerial career as the Giants outlasted the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader for a 5-3 "road" win in San Francisco.
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  • Video - Liriano Outduels Strasburg 00:29

    Liriano Outduels Strasburg

    Jul 24
    Francisco Liriano tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts as the Pirates handed the Nationals their sixth straight loss.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Mark Of A Master 07:50

    The GM's Office: Mark Of A Master

    Jul 24
    Orioles GM Dan Duquette stops by the GM's Office to talk about how the deal went down for Francisco Rodriguez, Manny Machado's rise to stardom, and Ryan Braun's suspension.
  • Video - Soriano Would Return To Yankees 04:22

    Soriano Would Return To Yankees

    Jul 24
    ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine breaks down Alfonso Soriano informing the Cubs he would accept a trade to the Yankees.
  • Video - Brady Moving On From Hernandez 06:37

    Brady Moving On From Hernandez

    Jul 24
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith react to Tom Brady's comments that he has moved on from Aaron Hernandez.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Kevin Durant's summer not all chills and thrills

    Jul 24
    Kevin Durant to keep playing for Team USA.
  • Sources: Wall, Wizards talk $80M extension

    Jul 24
    LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks on a contract extension with star point guard John Wall on a deal expected to land in the five-year, $80 million range, according to sources close to the process.
  • Mike Miller decides to join Memphis Grizzlies, according to sources

    Jul 24
    The Memphis Grizzlies have won the race to sign free-agent sharpshooter Mike Miller.
  • Back in Silver and Black

    Jul 24
    PETER KING: You played your first eight seasons in Oakland. When you left for Green Bay in 2006, did you ever think you’d be back? CHARLES WOODSON: Never. But when I was flying in for my [May free-agent] visit, the plane comes off the water into the Oak…