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Count Bryant among Votto's biggest admirers
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When the Cubs’ Kris Bryant was at first base, he had a chance to chat with his favorite player, the Reds’ Joey Votto.

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Scorching Braun resting up ahead of key trip
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Quantity or quality? As it pertains to left fielder Ryan Braun, the Brewers continue to choose the latter.

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Crew begins key road trip with set in Colorado
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The Brewers will welcome back catcher Stephen Vogt from the disabled list Friday when they begin their nine-game West Coast road trip with a three-game series at Colorado. Right-hander Matt Garza will start for Milwaukee, while Colorado will counter with right-hander German Marquez.

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Brewers belt 5 homers to rally past Bucs
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It was as if the Pirates and Brewers decided to settle the small ball vs. long ball debate, once and for all. On Wednesday at Miller Park, the home runs ruled. The Pirates collected six run-scoring singles, five with two outs, to account for all of their runs, but the Brewers struck back with a […]

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Arcia ready to be 'El Niño' for Players Weekend
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Orlando Arcia will don “El Niño” on the back of his jersey for the inaugural MLB Players Weekend from Aug. 25-27, when all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs. The words “El Nino” translate to “The Kid,” the nickname held by Hall of Famer and former Brewers shortstop Robin Yount, who made […]

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Motte invites kids with cancer to meet Bettis
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While spending Spring Training with the Rockies this year, veteran reliever Jason Motte arranged for some cancer patients from the Colorado Children’s Hospital to spend some time with him and his teammates. Now a member of the Braves, Motte invited some of those children to Coors Field on Monday night to watch Rockies right-hander Chad […]

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Young Castillo inspiring confidence in Reds
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The Cubs lead the Majors with 51 home runs since the All-Star break and scored 15 runs against the Reds on Monday night. For six innings on Tuesday, Reds rookie pitcher Luis Castillo shut them down while seeing Chicago for the first time.

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Kendrick's HRs, Gio help stop Angels' streak
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The Nationals and Angels entered Tuesday night as two of the hottest teams in baseball, with a combined 13 wins over 16 games between the clubs. But Washington snapped the Halos’ six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory, using two home runs from Howie Kendrick, who spent his first nine seasons with the Angels.

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Mad-Bum, Giants withstand Stanton, Marlins
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Add Madison Bumgarner to the list of pitchers to allow a home run to Giancarlo Stanton during his remarkable home run stretch. But after Stanton extended his long-ball streak to six straight games, it was Bumgarner’s run-scoring single and Carlos Moncrief’s pinch-hit, RBI base hit that helped rally the Giants to a 9-4 victory over […]

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Wood stellar, but 15th win will have to wait
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Dodgers lefty Alex Wood likes to put his trust in his infielders, inducing ground balls and not allowing many fly balls, but he had to take a different approach on Tuesday.

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Hendricks regains edge with scoreless start
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Kyle Hendricks looked more like he did in 2016, which is good news for the Cubs. The right-hander threw six-plus scoreless innings Tuesday night and did not get a decision in the Cubs’ 2-1 loss to the Reds.

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Cubs' bats cooled as Hendricks duels Reds
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Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Scooter Gennett in the eighth inning Tuesday night and rookie Luis Castillo threw six scoreless to carry the Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Fie.

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