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Hamstring strain sends Polanco to DL; Diaz up
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As the Pirates look to get back in the National League Central race, they’ll have to do so without a starting outfielder.

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Cole eyes more 2017 success vs. Brewers
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The Brewers’ and Pirates’ strikeout leaders will go head-to-head to finish a two-game set at Miller Park on Wednesday.

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'First-half Nova' emerges in loss to Brewers
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noticed a different Ivan Nova on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the version the team saw much of the first half of the season — and the one they need for the stretch run.

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Bucs' bats can't back Nova in loss to Brewers
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The Pirates arrived at Miller Park with a chance to climb up the division standings, but it was the Brewers on the move instead.

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Questions loom about Cardinals' rotation
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Though their recent eight-game winning streak was buoyed by an offense that averaged 8.5 runs per game during the stretch, the Cardinals’ ability to remain locked in a tightly contested National League Central race has been largely the doing of a formidable rotation.

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Red-hot Lynn gets call in finale vs. Sox
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The Cardinals and Red Sox finish a quick two-game series at Fenway Park on Wednesday with a rematch between St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn and Boston left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.

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Cardinals struggle in return to Fenway
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A triple play, an eight-run rally and a strong pitching performance by Rick Porcello made for a satisfying Tuesday night for the Fenway faithful, as the Red Sox rolled to a 10-4 victory over the the Cardinals in the opener of a two-game series between two of the game’s most historic franchises.

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Schebler sent to Triple-A on rehab assignment
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When the Reds first placed right fielder Scott Schebler on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 1, with bruises in his left rotator cuff, they were expecting him to miss at least a few weeks. Perhaps getting a few extra days shaved from that prognosis, Schebler was sent on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville.

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And he can pitch to boot: Scooter lends arm
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A bullpen short on long relievers and a big deficit put Reds manager Bryan Price in a dreaded but inevitable position vs. the Cubs in Monday’s four-game series opener. Price summoned second baseman Scooter Gennett to pitch the bottom of the eighth inning during a 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field.

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Mesoraco (foot fracture) out for 3-6 weeks
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After an MRI exam in Cincinnati on Tuesday confirmed the diagnosis of a fractured left foot, the Reds placed catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 10-day disabled list. Outfielder Phillip Ervin was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take the vacant roster spot.

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Wrigley event champions 'lifestyle of activity'
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Wrigley Field was taken over late Tuesday morning by a group of about 75 players from local high schools and other youngsters as the Cubs organization hosted a 2017 National PLAY Campaign event.

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LIVE Color Feed: Reds vs. Cubs
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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