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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.Share TweetESPN.com Jun 11, 2013Giancarlo 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.Share TweetThe 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.Share Tweet
Morales scratched from lineup with back sorenessFirst 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.Share Tweet
Rodriguez optioned to make room for CingraniWith 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.Share Tweet
Pitching headlines Reds' prospect pipelineOnce 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…Share TweetThe 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.Share Tweet
Back from injury, Westbrook ready for Friday startJake 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.Share Tweet
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle: ‘I’m not paying attention to the number of pitches anymore’yahoo.com Jun 11, 2013Count 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…Share Tweet
With Molina as backbone, Cardinals off to super startCNNSI.com Jun 11, 2013The 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.Share Tweet
Cubs prospect Javier Baez hits four home runs, thanks fans at least 128 times on Twitteryahoo.com Jun 11, 2013Don'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…Share Tweet
Errors Cost MetsJun 11The Cardinals scored seven unearned runs in a 9-2 win over the Mets.
Wainwright Joins "Baseball Tonight"Jun 11Adam 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.
SweetSpot TV: Powering The PiratesJun 11David Schoenfield and Tristan Cockcroft take a look at Gerrit Cole, who is projected to make his MLB debut with the Pirates.
Share The Passion: Brandon PhillipsJun 11Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips talks about his passion for Twitter and reaching out to his fans.