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Wacha earns first win as Cards pound Mets

Wacha earns first win as Cards pound Mets

ESPN.com Updated Jun 11, 2013
Michael Wacha recovered from a wild start to earn his first major league win and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 9-2 victory over the staggering New York Mets on Tuesday night.
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  • Cole drives in 2, earns win in Pirates debut

    Cole drives in 2, earns win in Pirates debut

    Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory in front of a festive crowd.
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  • Stanton hits 1st HR since return to lift Marlins

    Stanton hits 1st HR since return to lift Marlins

    ESPN.com Jun 11, 2013
    Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer since coming off the disabled list, a two-run drive with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Miami Marlins to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
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  • Wacha earns first win as Cards pounce on errors

    Wacha earns first win as Cards pounce on errors

    MLB.com Jun 11, 2013
    The customary teammate beer shower awaited Michael Wacha as the Cardinals filed into the visitor's clubhouse following a 9-2 victory over the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night.
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  • Morales scratched from lineup with back soreness

    Morales scratched from lineup with back soreness

    MLB.com Jun 11, 2013
    First baseman Kendrys Morales was scratched from the Mariners' starting lineup about 90 minutes before Tuesday night's game with the Astros due to lower back soreness.
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  • Rodriguez optioned to make room for Cingrani

    Rodriguez optioned to make room for Cingrani

    MLB.com Jun 11, 2013
    With the recall of left-hander Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville in order to start Tuesday's game, the Reds optioned infielder Henry Rodriguez to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
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  • Pitching headlines Reds' prospect pipeline

    Pitching headlines Reds' prospect pipeline

    MLB.com Jun 11, 2013
    Once the Draft ends and the players who want to sign eventually do, Reds director of player development Jeff Graupe, along with his staff and scouts, is in charge of guiding and evaluating the club's Minor League talent. And according to Graupe, there's…
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  • Cubs to suspend 3B Stewart for rant on Twitter

    Cubs to suspend 3B Stewart for rant on Twitter

    ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Jun 11, 2013
    The Chicago Cubs and Ian Stewart will try to find some common ground in ending their relationship, but in the meantime Stewart will be suspended without pay for his critical tweets of the organization.
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  • Back from injury, Westbrook ready for Friday start

    Back from injury, Westbrook ready for Friday start

    MLB.com Jun 11, 2013
    Jake Westbrook rejoined the Cardinals on Tuesday and is scheduled to make his return to the mound on Friday, when the Cardinals open a series in Miami.
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  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle: ‘I’m not paying attention to the …

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle: ‘I’m not paying attention to the number of pitches anymore’

    yahoo.com Jun 11, 2013
    Count Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle as the latest manager to thumb his nose at baseball's obsession with numbers. Hurdle told reporters on Tuesday that he's done watching pitch-count to determine when to remove his starting pitchers.This, of c…
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  • With Molina as backbone, Cardinals off to super start

    With Molina as backbone, Cardinals off to super start

    CNNSI.com Jun 11, 2013
    The loaded Cardinals are off to such a soaring start that they're raising the possibility of reaching heights rarely seen in baseball for over 30 years, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Cubs prospect Javier Baez hits four home runs, thanks fans at l…

    Cubs prospect Javier Baez hits four home runs, thanks fans at least 128 times on Twitter

    yahoo.com Jun 11, 2013
    Don't look for flying saucers in the shaky video, though you might find what looks like a UFO. It's probably the fourth home run of the game hit for Daytona on Monday night by Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez, who tied a Class A Florida State recor…
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  • Video - Errors Cost Mets 00:32

    Errors Cost Mets

    Jun 11
    The Cardinals scored seven unearned runs in a 9-2 win over the Mets.
  • Video - Wainwright Joins "Baseball Tonight" 04:56

    Wainwright Joins "Baseball Tonight"

    Jun 11
    Adam Wainwright sat down with BBTN's Karl Ravech to discuss his recovery from Tommy John surgery and how the young arms on the staff keep pushing him.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Powering The Pirates 03:55

    SweetSpot TV: Powering The Pirates

    Jun 11
    David Schoenfield and Tristan Cockcroft take a look at Gerrit Cole, who is projected to make his MLB debut with the Pirates.
  • Video - Share The Passion: Brandon Phillips 00:54

    Share The Passion: Brandon Phillips

    Jun 11
    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips talks about his passion for Twitter and reaching out to his fans.

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    Jun 11
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    Jun 11
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  • Peter King: Two things make Patriots the perfect landing spot for Tebow; m…

    Jun 11
    I always figured, once the inevitability of the demise of Tim Tebow with the Jets played out, there were three teams that made sense for him: New England, New Orleans and Green Bay. And New England, which announced his signing today, was the most sensib…