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Gomez not sorry after HR strut ignites melee

Gomez not sorry after HR strut ignites melee

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Sep 25, 2013
Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman were ejected in the first inning Wednesday night after both benches cleared during an argument.
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  • Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez reaches third base on line drive to shor…

    Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez reaches third base on line drive to shortstop in most ‘Cubs’ play ever

    yahoo.com Sep 25, 2013
    Only the Chicago Cubs would allow a guy to reach third base on a line drive hit to the shortstop. It happened at Wrigley Field in the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon, when Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez led off with a screaming line drive, …
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  • Braves fall half-game behind Cards for NL best record

    Braves fall half-game behind Cards for NL best record

    MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    A benches-clearing confrontation that developed after Carlos Gomez crushed a first-inning home run off Paul Maholm will stand as most memorable moment created during Wednesday night's 4-0 loss to the Brewers that dropped the Braves a half-game behind St…
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  • McDonald's homer boosts Cubs in home finale

    McDonald's homer boosts Cubs in home finale

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    The Pirates may be headed to the postseason, but the Cubs were able to celebrate one more win at home Wednesday afternoon. Darnell McDonald hit a pair of doubles and a tiebreaking three-run homer to lift the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Pirates to clo…
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  • Loss likely means Bucs face Reds in Wild Card Game

    Loss likely means Bucs face Reds in Wild Card Game

    MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    A win Wednesday afternoon, when their best pitcher faced the division's worst team, would have made it easy for the Pirates. But Francisco Liriano and the Bucs lost to the Cubs, 4-2, at Wrigley Field. Three games back of the first-place Cardinals, the B…
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  • Cards sweep Nats to close in on Central title

    Cards sweep Nats to close in on Central title

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesd…
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  • Routine Line Drive Avoids Starlin Castro's Glove

    Routine Line Drive Avoids Starlin Castro's Glove

    deadspin.com Sep 25, 2013
    Just your garden-variety three-base error for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro in this afternoon's fourth inning. He would later boot a grounder in the ninth, too, but the Cubs did manage to win. Read more...
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  • Cardinals DJ plays all one-hit wonders the day after Michael Wa…

    Cardinals DJ plays all one-hit wonders the day after Michael Wacha’s one-hitter

    yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    What do St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha and Vanilla Ice have in common? Well, they both know what it's like to be on top of the world, then have that moment snatched away. For Wacha, that was the ninth inning of Tuesday night's game against th…
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  • Dice-K helps Mets win 2 of 3 vs. sliding Reds

    Dice-K helps Mets win 2 of 3 vs. sliding Reds

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati's Mat Latos in the New York Mets' 1-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.
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  • No support for Latos as Reds fall back in division

    No support for Latos as Reds fall back in division

    MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    Facing a potential elimination from the division race, the Reds fell to the Mets, 1-0, on Wednesday despite seven innings of one-run ball from Mat Latos.
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  • The man who could steal a title

    The man who could steal a title

    CNNSI.com Sep 25, 2013
    The stolen base is an audacious thing. Baseball claims any number of wink-and-nod transgressions: Stealing signs, corking bats, scuffing balls. None is as brazen as taking bases without permission. It's OK to steal. It's within the agreed-upon rules.
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  • Second bullpen has Cingrani aiming for Pittsburgh

    Second bullpen has Cingrani aiming for Pittsburgh

    MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani threw his second successful bullpen session in the last three days on Wednesday, and the 24-year-old left-hander could soon be back on the mound pitching in an actual game.
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  • Pirates pummel Cubs to claim wild-card lead

    Pirates pummel Cubs to claim wild-card lead

    ESPN.com Sep 25, 2013
    Gerrit Cole threw six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates took over the NL wild-card lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Tuesday night.
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  • Niese, Murphy carry Mets to victory in Cincy

    Niese, Murphy carry Mets to victory in Cincy

    MLB.com Sep 25, 2013
    Jon Niese perhaps capped his season with seven innings of two-run ball, and Daniel Murphy belted a three-run homer in the Mets' 4-2 victory over the playoff-bound Reds on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Video - Brewers, Braves Scuffle 00:49

    Brewers, Braves Scuffle

    Sep 25
    Carlos Gomez's antics following a solo home run in the first led to benches clearing and Gomez, along with two Braves, getting ejected in the Brewers' 4-0 win.
  • Video - Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Nationals 00:41

    Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Nationals

    Sep 25
    Matt Adams homered and Yadier Molina drove in two runs to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Nationals.
  • Video - Dice-K, Mets Blank Reds 00:32

    Dice-K, Mets Blank Reds

    Sep 25
    Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings to help the Mets beat the Reds 1-0.
  • Video - Rizzo Reflects On Cubs' Season 02:01

    Rizzo Reflects On Cubs' Season

    Sep 25
    Anthony Rizzo discusses the Cubs season following their final home game.

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