National League

Grandy's slam not enough in Subway defeat
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Gary Sanchez is carrying a sizzling bat for a second consecutive August, as the catcher homered and drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Mets on Thursday at Citi Field, completing a four-game sweep of the Subway Series.

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Matz seeking answers to puzzling rough stretch
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Steven Matz has tried throwing multiple bullpen sessions between starts, as Jacob deGrom has done with great success. He has tried skipping bullpen sessions altogether. Matz has commissioned hitting coaches Kevin Long and Pat Roessler to examine whether he is tipping pitches. He has dabbled in new drills with pitching coach Dan Warthen. None of […]

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Broken hand to end season of prospect Arroyo
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Giants infielder Christian Arroyo, the club’s top Minor League prospect, will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season with a broken left hand, general manager Bobby Evans said Thursday.

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Cubs rally from 9 down, but fall to Reds in finale
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The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin’s tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.

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Lester allows 9 runs, exits with left lat tightness
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon could tell Jon Lester wasn’t quite right on Thursday when he saw the dip in velocity of the left-hander’s pitches.

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Cubs hit 4 HRs in 4th, including 3 in a row
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The Cubs went on a home run binge in the fourth inning on Thursday at Wrigley Field, with a leadoff homer by Kris Bryant and then back to back to back jacks against the Reds’ Scott Feldman, but it wasn’t enough as they lost, 13-10.

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Cardinals turn rally into romp, end losing streak
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After four innings Thursday night at PNC Park, the Cardinals trailed by three runs. Then came the rain and the runs. The Cards rallied for two runs before 72-minute rain delay, scored three more in the seventh inning and added four more in the ninth, sailing to an 11-7 win over the Pirates at PNC […]

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Wainwright to have arm examined in St. Louis
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Unable to will his arm to loosen enough to allow the pitches to come freely and the velocity to rise, Adam Wainwright endured another early exit in Thursday’s 11-7 win over the Pirates and now awaits a coming exam that will determine when he may throw his next meaningful pitch. Wainwright will return to St. […]

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Marquez first up as Rockies welcome Brewers
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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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Adversity no roadblock to resilient Rox
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In the pregame media session on Thursday morning, Rockies manager Bud Black was asked a couple questions about postseason possibilities.

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Bats can't provide enough in loss to Braves
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Ender Inciarte homered twice and the Braves launched four solo shots off Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman in a 10-4 victory at Coors Field. The result pushed the Rockies into a tie with the D-backs for the top National League Wild Card spot.

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Hoffman struggles with command, illness
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Rockies right-hander Jeff Hoffman woke up Thursday not feeling good, but didn’t think much of it.

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