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Homers boost Harrell, Astros past White Sox

Homers boost Harrell, Astros past White Sox

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Jun 15, 2013
Jason Castro and Chris Carter homered in the fourth inning to help the Astros move past the White Sox, 4-3, on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Lucas Harrell picked up the victory, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings.
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  • Beltran helps Cardinals overpower Marlins

    Beltran helps Cardinals overpower Marlins

    ESPN.com Jun 15, 2013
    Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled to lead a 17-hit attack Saturday, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory when the St. Louis Cardinals outslugged the Miami Marlins 13-7.
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  • Marlins C Olivo walks out, placed on restricted list

    Marlins C Olivo walks out, placed on restricted list

    CNNSI.com Jun 15, 2013
    Miami Marlins catcher Miguel Olivo left the team without permission and was placed on the restricted list, manager Mike Redmond said Saturday.
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  • Feldman, Castro lift Cubs past skidding Mets

    Feldman, Castro lift Cubs past skidding Mets

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 15, 2013
    Scott Feldman allowed two hits in seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to left in the Cubs' three-run eighth inning and Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.
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  • Back in Miami, Mujica relishing time with St. Louis

    Back in Miami, Mujica relishing time with St. Louis

    MLB.com Jun 15, 2013
    Edward Mujica is back in familiar surroundings, but wearing very different colors. The Cardinals' closer returned to Marlins Park this weekend for the first time since being traded on July 31, 2012, for Minor League infielder Zack Cox. Mujica, who spent…
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  • Reds put Broxton on DL with sore pitching elbow

    Reds put Broxton on DL with sore pitching elbow

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 15, 2013
    The Reds put right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sore pitching elbow, expecting to have him back in two weeks.
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  • Braun hoping for minimum DL stint

    Braun hoping for minimum DL stint

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jun 15, 2013
    Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was hopeful Saturday that his first career stint on the disabled list would be up after the minimum 15 days, which means he could be on the field against the Cubs on June 25.
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  • Report: Astros and top pick Appel reach agreement

    Report: Astros and top pick Appel reach agreement

    MLB.com Jun 15, 2013
    The Astros have reached an agreement with No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, according to a CBSSports.com report.
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  • DeJesus' injury leaves Cubs with a big void to fill

    DeJesus' injury leaves Cubs with a big void to fill

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 15, 2013
    Chicago lost one of its most important players on Friday, and now has to figure out how to replace him in the lineup and on the field. That's not going to be easy, considering David DeJesus was a reliable all-around player for the Cubs.
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  • Cubs activate Camp from 15-day disabled list

    Cubs activate Camp from 15-day disabled list

    MLB.com Jun 15, 2013
    The Cubs activated relief pitcher Shawn Camp from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Camp will fill the roster spot that opened up when Chicago placed center fielder David DeJesus on the 15-day DL. DeJesus sprained his right shoulder in the Cubs' 6-3…
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  • The Brewers' Yuniesky Betancourt is on pace to "become the…

    The Brewers' Yuniesky Betancourt is on pace to "become the first player since Bill Bergen more than

    deadspin.com Jun 15, 2013
    The Brewers' Yuniesky Betancourt is on pace to "become the first player since Bill Bergen more than 100 years ago to score SIX CONSECUTIVE SEASONS of negative WAR." [Joe Blogs]Read more...
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  • A Father’s Day Quandary: Go See the Mets or Not

    A Father’s Day Quandary: Go See the Mets or Not

    nytimes.com Jun 15, 2013
    Three generations of Mets fans are torn on whether to go to Citi Field on Sunday for the Mets-Cubs game or enjoy the day free of potentially bad baseball.
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  • Fancy feet: Andrew McCutchen falls for pick-off move, dances ba…

    Fancy feet: Andrew McCutchen falls for pick-off move, dances back to second base (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 15, 2013
    I already knew Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was as calm, cool and collected as they come on a baseball field. What I didn't realize until Friday, however, was just how subtly smooth McCutchen can be even in the face of a potentiall…
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  • The Juice: Reds’ Jay Bruce and Indians’ Jason Kipnis come throu…

    The Juice: Reds’ Jay Bruce and Indians’ Jason Kipnis come through on walk-off night in Ohio

    yahoo.com Jun 15, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Friday night was a thrilling night for baseball in the state of Ohio. We'll star…
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  • Video - Cardinals Win Slugfest With Marlins 00:31

    Cardinals Win Slugfest With Marlins

    Jun 15
    Carlos Beltran hit two home runs, including his 350th career home run, to lead the Cardinals past the Marlins 13-7.
  • Video - Feldman Leads Cubs Past Mets 00:35

    Feldman Leads Cubs Past Mets

    Jun 15
    Scott Feldman allowed two hits over seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to lead the Cubs past the Mets 5-2.
  • Video - Dodgers Top Pirates In 11 00:37

    Dodgers Top Pirates In 11

    Jun 15
    The Pirates tied the game to send it to extra innings, but the Dodgers scored two runs in the 11th inning for the 5-3 win.
  • Video - Brewers Blank Reds 00:36

    Brewers Blank Reds

    Jun 15
    The Brewers tagged Homer Bailey for six earned runs in seven innings en route to a 6-0 win.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources -- Los Angeles Clippers resistant to trading Eric Bledsoe in Bosto…

    Jun 16
    The proposed cross-country move of Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics' bench to the Los Angeles Clippers' bench remained in limbo Sunday night because of the teams' ongoing haggling over prized young guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources with knowled
  • Los Angeles Clippers believe they can land Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Paul…

    Jun 15
    The Clippers and Celtics have formally opened serious discussions on multiple transactions that could potentially add up to a trade arrangement that ultimately lands Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and coach Doc Rivers in L.A., according to sources.