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Statcast of the Day: Polanco's great catches
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While Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 on Friday night in St. Louis, his stellar effort with the glove helped the Pirates pull out a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

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Cole seeks third straight win in St. Louis
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Gerrit Cole has bounced back following a rough stretch, and the Pirates right-hander will look to maintain his success and extend his winning streak to three games Saturday against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

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Lester seeks milestone, first win over Marlins
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Jon Lester looks to continue to pile up the strikeouts on Saturday afternoon when he takes the mound for the Cubs in the third game of a four-game series with Miami at Marlins Park. The left-hander, who enters with 1,954 career punchouts, is just three away from 500 as a Cub. Lester would be just […]

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Cubs first-rounder stops No. 1 team in CWS
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Alex Lange has pitched and won a lot of significant games in his three years at Louisiana State, but none more significant than Friday afternoon.

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Lackey, Cubs fall despite 3-hitting Marlins
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When the season started, the Marlins used Jose Urena in a long-relief role. The 25-year-old has since become a stopper of sorts, especially in recent weeks. Urena scattered five hits over six shutout innings, and backed by a home run from Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins edged the Cubs, 2-0, on Friday night at Marlins Park. […]

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Lynn looks to maintain success vs. Bucs
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Gerrit Cole has bounced back following a rough stretch, and the Pirates right-hander will look to maintain his success and extend his winning streak to three games Saturday against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

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Garza looks to stay rolling on road vs. Braves
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Pitching on the road hasn’t been a problem for the Brewers’ Matt Garza this season. The right-hander will face the Braves for the second time this season Saturday night at SunTrust Park. R.A. Dickey is slated for Atlanta.

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Bailey to complete comeback against Nats
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When the Reds and Nationals return Saturday for the second game of their series, it will also mark the long-awaited comeback of pitcher Homer Bailey for Cincinnati. Bailey will be making his 2017 debut and will be opposed by Washington’s Joe Ross.

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Prospect Castillo shows stuff in MLB debut
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Recent callup Luis Castillo threw 93 pitches over five innings with two earned runs, five hits and five walks allowed and five strikeouts during a 6-5 Reds loss to the Nationals on Friday night. Both runs came via home runs. He also notched three double plays.

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Reds lead early, fall flat in extras vs. Nationals
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With two on and two outs in the 10th inning, Bryce Harper strolled to the plate and the remaining crowd of 36,347 fans at Nationals Park rose to its feet. And Harper delivered again in the clutch, lining a walk-off single to the warning track in right field off Raisel Iglesias to give the Nationals […]

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Lackey extends trend; bats can't follow suit
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Things had been falling into place for the Cubs lately. Good starting pitching, coupled with clutch hitting, had resulted in five wins over their previous six games. But one of those trends did not continue on Friday in a 2-0 loss to the Marlins.

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Crew's late comeback falls just short
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Given a chance to extend their recent success against a division leader, the Braves got five solid innings from Mike Foltynewicz to claim a 5-4 win Friday night over the National League Central-leading Brewers at SunTrust Park.

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