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Pirates put together relentless offensive attack
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The Pirates set a season high with 21 hits Tuesday night. They tied their high mark with 12 runs, putting nine on the board before they made six outs. In the end, they needed just about all of them to escape with a 12-9 win over the Braves at PNC Park.

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Heyward tweaks timing for first HR with Cubs
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On May 9, 2015, at Miller Park, Kris Bryant hit his first Major League home run and got the silent treatment from his Cubs teammates, who ducked into the clubhouse to hide when he returned to the dugout. On Tuesday night, Jason Heyward hit his first home run with the Cubs, but his teammates were […]

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Cards mulling options for Peralta's return
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Though rainy weather kept Jhonny Peralta from taking on-field batting practice on Tuesday, the veteran shortstop is progressing well enough that he could be ready to begin a Minor League rehab assignment as early as this weekend, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced on Tuesday.

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Smith tests knee with fielding practice
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Brewers reliever Will Smith, attempting a non-surgical comeback from a torn ligament in his right knee, participated in pitchers’ fielding practice Tuesday in another significant test.

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Peralta to stay on schedule in rotation
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They could have sent him to the Minors or skipped one of his starts. Instead, the Brewers believe the best thing for slumping right-hander Wily Peralta is to continue to pitch.

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Nelson looks to keep Crew rolling vs. Cubs
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Jimmy Nelson will have a tough act to follow when he takes the mound for the Brewers on Wednesday night. The Cubs will counter with John Lackey, who is coming off an eight-inning, one-run performance against the Padres.

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Chase is on as Crew clicks in all facets
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Juan Nieves’ gem in Baltimore on April 15, 1987, still stands as the only no-hitter in the Brewers’ franchise history, but Chase Anderson’s consolation prize was a starring role in Milwaukee’s most complete victory this season.

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Lorenzen could return to Reds in relief role
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Out in Arizona during extended spring training, injured Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen has incrementally advanced his throwing program from playing catch to long tossing and has now worked off of a mound twice. When he does return to the Reds this season, there is strong chance it could be as a reliever.

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DeSclafani on latest bullpen: 'Best I've felt'
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Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani threw in the bullpen again on Tuesday and walked away from the session — more confident than before — that he might have finally put the ordeal of a strained left oblique behind him.

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Finnegan, Reds host Tribe as Ohio Cup continues
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Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger’s first Major League test will arrive on Wednesday night in Cincinnati. When the Tribe and the Reds renew their Interleague rivalry at Great American Ball Park, Clevinger will be making his big league debut opposite left-hander Brandon Finnegan.

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That's Amore: Cervelli inks 3-year extension
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The Pirates agreed to a three-year, $31 million contract extension with Francisco Cervelli on Tuesday, keeping their fan-favorite catcher on board and off the market.

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What is impact of Cervelli deal on Pirates?
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The Pirates have locked up another core player, signing Francisco Cervelli to a three-year, $31 million contract extension on Tuesday. The energetic, popular catcher will remain in black and gold through the 2019 season.

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