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Alcantara dominates in comeback AFL win
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After a rough start to begin the Arizona Fall League, Sandy Alcantara was absolutely dominant on Monday. The Cardinals’ No. 9 prospect was unhittable as Surprise topped Scottsdale, 9-8, in walk-off fashion at Surprise Stadium. Alcantara, who gave up three runs in two innings in his first start, walked one and fanned one over three […]

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Finnegan 'completely healed,' ready for 2018
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Despite having injuries on or near both shoulders and being limited to four starts in 2017, Reds left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan went into his offseason with optimism.

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NLCS Game 2: Joe Maddon postgame interview
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A postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who talks about Chicago’s 4-1 loss in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

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Edwards turns page on DS with scoreless outing
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All you had to do was look in Carl Edwards Jr.’s eyes on Sunday to know the Cubs reliever has his confidence back.

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3 reasons Cubs can come back in NLCS
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Certainly the Cubs, of all teams, understand that a 2-0 series deficit is hardly insurmountable. Joe Maddon’s club rallied from a 3-1 hole in the 2016 World Series to beat the Indians, and from a 2-1 deficit in last year’s National League Championship Series to topple the Dodgers.

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Maddon couldn't care less about snarky jabs
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon knows he has his critics, but he couldn’t care less. He was full of confidence on the eve of Game 3, even with the Dodgers leading his Cubs two games to none after Justin Turner’s Game 2 walk-off homer off emergency reliever John Lackey in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win.

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Maddon: 'Keep believing' in Cubs' comeback
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The Cubs are two games away from being stopped short in defense of their World Series championship, and their right-handed-hitting second baseman, Javier Baez, is hitless in 19 at-bats in the postseason. They have three other options at the position, all of whom would hit left-handed against Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish on Tuesday.

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Prospect who suffered heart attack makes strides
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The Brewers reported the beginnings of “a remarkable recovery” in their latest update about the health of Minor League infielder Julio Mendez, who suffered a cardiac event when he was hit by a pitch in the chest during a rookie league game in Tempe, Ariz. on Aug. 26.

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Early offseason decisions loom for Bucs
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On the surface, the Pirates don’t appear to have many moving pieces heading into the winter. They must make a few decisions, however, before free agency and trade rumors hit their peak during the Winter Meetings in early December.

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Hendricks, Cubs can halve NLCS deficit in G3
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The Los Angeles Dodgers still haven’t lost this postseason, and they now take their two-game lead in the hunt for a pennant on the road, where the Chicago Cubs hope their opportunistic opponent finally runs into a brick wall.

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DYK? Facts, figures about NLCS Game 2
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Before the Dodgers and Cubs square off again on the North Side of Chicago on Tuesday night, here are the facts and figures you should know from Game 2 of the NLCS.

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Cubs can't gain LA split; NLCS shifts to Wrigley
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The Dodgers maintained home-field advantage in the National League Championship Series with a walk-off 4-1 win over the Cubs in Game 2 on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

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