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7 hrs ago | Washington Nationals

Positive signs for Fister in sim game

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11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Levine: Cubs Manager Addresses Sloppy Play With Team After Loss

Meager run support has been a staple for the hapless Cub offense. Samardzija has allowed four earned runs in total over his four starts this season.

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12 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Ike Davis Traded to Pirates: Latest News, Reaction and Analysis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis in trade with the New York Mets on Friday, according to CBSSports.com baseball writer Jon Heyman on Twitter: zack thornton, a pitcher going to mets in ike deal, was passed over in rule 5 draft after pitts left him unprotected.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, New York Mets

13 hrs ago | CBS Local

Reds Beat Reeling Cubs 4-1

Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija

15 hrs ago | Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Cubs return to Wrigley to take on the Reds

Apr 16, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto talks with manager Bryan Price , right, prior to a game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Joey Votto, Baseball Players, Cincinnati Reds, Bryan Price, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija

18 hrs ago | FakeTeams

Fantasy Baseball Struggles? Help is On the Way

The somewhat surprising promotion of George Springer by the Astros has everyone scrambling looking for the next potential call-up.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Gregory Polanco, Baseball Players, Allen Craig

Yesterday | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Nearing 500 homers, Pujols a wonder all these years

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

BleacherReport

Pittsburgh Pirates Could Make a Statement This Weekend Against Milwaukee Brewers

On Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the first-place Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 11-2, possibly marking the beginning of a turnaround for the club.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez

BleacherReport

Why Development Is Crucial to Young Cubs Prospects

For fans of the Chicago Cubs , 2014 looks to be a difficult season in terms of success.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates

YESNetwork

Soriano reflects on Chicago

On the books for $14 million this season, Alfonso Soriano is - by a slight margin over pitcher Edwin Jackson - the highest-paid player on the Chicago Cubs' 2014 payroll.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alfonso Soriano, Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Welington Castillo

Red Reporter

Series Preview: Reds at Cubs

The Reds are off to Chicago to take on the Chicago Cubs. This weekend series presents a great opportunity for the Reds to make up some ground in the NL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Joey Votto, Baseball Players, Devin Mesoraco, Darwin Barney, Cincinnati Reds

Northern Michigan News

Reds break from slump, start getting players back

A 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday gave Cincinnati its first consecutive victories and winning series this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Devin Mesoraco, Bryan Price

Milwaukee Brewers

Peralta's prowess gets Crew back on track

For all the angst that accompanied losses to the Cardinals on Monday and Tuesday, all was right again at Miller Park on Wednesday after a 5-1 Brewers win preserved their perch atop the National League Central.

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Cubbies Crib

4/17 Morning Marquee: Cubs shutout by Yankees in double header

Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only eight hits over 18 innings to blank the Chicago Cubs 3-0 and 2-0.

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WNFL-AM Green Bay

Brewers salvage one

The Milwaukee Brewers needed a strong pitching performance with a struggling offense and they got it from Wily Peralta Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Kelly

St. Louis Cardinals

Waino, Cards look to maintain recent mastery of Nats

It may be a stretch to suggest two teams from different divisions have established themselves as rivals, but in some ways, the Cardinals and Nationals have done just that.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Taylor Jordan, Adam Wainwright, Joe Kelly

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: Early disappointments, surprises

With their split last night against Cincinnati -- winning the suspended game, 8-7, before losing, 7-5 -- the Pirates are 7-7 and in third place in the NL Central, three games out of first.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Gerrit Cole, Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Major League Baseball

Renteria maintains positive outlook about Cubs, life

His eyes were fixed on the Cubs player in the batting cage. His hands were stuffed in the back pockets of his uniform pants, probably because global warming had taken the day off.

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Sports Network

National League Game Capsules

Masahiro Tanaka allowed only two bunt singles over eight strong innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs, 3-0, in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, New York Yankees, Dean Anna, Derek Jeter, Junior Lake

The News Tribune

Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

Cueto had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman, Joey Votto, Pittsburgh Pirates, Billy Hamilton

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