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Rosenthal, Cards escape to reward rebounding Lynn

Rosenthal, Cards escape to reward rebounding Lynn

MLB.com Updated Jul 4
The shutout had already been erased with two runs, the lead was cut to one and the Marlins still had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth when third baseman Matt Carpenter charged on a slowly hit grounder. He quickly fired to second for one out, t…
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  • Niese Hurt, but d'Arnaud Lifts Mets Over Rangers

    Niese Hurt, but d'Arnaud Lifts Mets Over Rangers

    nytimes.com Jul 4
    Travis d'Arnaud snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Mets overcame an early injury to starter Jonathon Niese, beating the skidding Texas Rangers 6-5 Friday night to stop a four-game slide.
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  • Freeman, Santana Help Braves Win 8th Straight

    Freeman, Santana Help Braves Win 8th Straight

    nytimes.com Jul 4
    Freddie Freeman drove in two runs, Ervin Santana won his second straight start, and the Atlanta Braves stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
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  • Cardinals Hold Off Marlins 3-2

    Cardinals Hold Off Marlins 3-2

    nytimes.com Jul 4
    Lance Lynn bounced back from his worst start of the season with 6 2-3 scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's reach in a three-run sixth of a 3-2 victory over the…
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  • Pirates' Cole (lat soreness) removed early

    Pirates' Cole (lat soreness) removed early

    ESPN.com Jul 4
    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was removed from his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday with right lat soreness.
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  • McCutchen Has 4 Hits in Pirates' Rout of Phillies

    McCutchen Has 4 Hits in Pirates' Rout of Phillies

    nytimes.com Jul 4
    Andrew McCutchen went 4 for 5 and finished a home run short of a cycle, and Jordy Mercer drove in a career-high four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
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  • Pirates ride early dominance on hill, at plate

    Pirates ride early dominance on hill, at plate

    MLB.com Jul 4
    Powered by four first-inning runs, the Pirates downed the Phillies, 8-2, before a Fourth of July crowd of 38,977 at PNC Park. But it wasn't all good news for the black and gold, as starter Gerrit Cole had to leave the game after five innings with right …
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  • Marlins put Dietrich on DL with wrist injury

    Marlins put Dietrich on DL with wrist injury

    ESPN.com Jul 4
    The Miami Marlins have placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right wrist.
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  • Burnett back at PNC after two years with Bucs

    Burnett back at PNC after two years with Bucs

    MLB.com Jul 4
    A.J. Burnett's return to Pittsburgh -- albeit in the colors of the visiting Phillies -- gave Burnett a chance to reflect on his two seasons with the Pirates.
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  • Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2

    Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2

    Jason Hammel picked up another victory for the Chicago Cubs, and that part of his Friday afternoon was very satisfying.
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  • Outfield work has helped Zimmerman's throws

    Outfield work has helped Zimmerman's throws

    MLB.com Jul 4
    Since returning to third base this past Monday, Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman seems to have more zip on his throws to first base.
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  • Video - McCutchen Finishes Just Shy Of Cycle In Pirates' Win 00:47

    McCutchen Finishes Just Shy Of Cycle In Pirates' Win

    Jul 4
    Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 and finished a home run short of a cycle in the Pirates' 8-2 win over the Phillies.
  • Video - Ruggiano, Hammel Lead Cubs Past Nats 00:47

    Ruggiano, Hammel Lead Cubs Past Nats

    Jul 4
    Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game and Jason Hammel allowed two runs over six-plus innings as the Cubs beat the Nationals 7-2.
  • Video - Braves Win Eighth Straight 00:26

    Braves Win Eighth Straight

    Jul 4
    Freddie Freeman drove in two runs t o help the Braves continue their hot streak with a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
  • Video - Cardinals Hold Off Marlins 00:56

    Cardinals Hold Off Marlins

    Jul 4
    Despite Trevor Rosenthal surrendering two runs in the ninth, the Cardinals held on for a 3-2 win over the Marlins.