National League

Dickey starts as Phillips faces old 'mates
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When the Reds come to SunTrust Park to begin a three-game series against the Braves on Friday night, they will reunite with Brandon Phillips and get their first up-close look at him playing third base. The four-time National League Gold Glove Award winner established himself as one of the game’s best defensive second basemen while […]

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Braves smash 4 homers, score 10 to earn split
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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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Book-Ender: Inciarte finishes road trip in style
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Ender Inciarte has not suddenly evolved into some kind of legitimate power threat. But as the Braves’ National League Gold Glove center fielder has matured offensively, he has enhanced his fly ball percentage and displayed his home run trot much more frequently than ever envisioned.

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Feldman, Lester set for series finale at Wrigley
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Cubs left-handed starting pitcher Jon Lester has been predictably tough vs. lefty hitters this season, but he could have a showdown on his hands with Reds first baseman Joey Votto when the four-game series concludes Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

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MLB's past, future displayed in Votto's game
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The Cubs held Joey Votto to a first-inning single on Wednesday night, ending the Reds’ sluggers’ streak of reaching base at least twice in a game at 20, one short of the record Williams set in 1948. But at age 33, with his status as one of the best (and smartest) hitters of his generation […]

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LLWS has Bucs reflecting on playing as kids
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Given their experience, John Jaso and Wade LeBlanc are looking forward to playing in front of the current generation of Little Leaguers when the Pirates play the Cardinals in MLB’s first Little League Classic on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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Reyes lands on DL with sore left rib cage
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Jose Reyes stood near his locker, as he has so many times throughout his career, discussing an injury that he hopes is only minor. Tweaking his left oblique Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, Reyes landed on the 10-day disabled list two days later with what the Mets called a “sore left rib cage.” The team recalled […]

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Dodgers need to enjoy magical ride
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Lately, there’s a ridiculously silly narrative going around that if the Dodgers do not win the 2017 World Series, this magical season will be some kind of failure. This is dumb beyond our usual threshold.

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Taylor paving way atop deep Dodgers lineup
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To find the “catalyst” or “spark plug” in the Dodgers’ lineup, look no further than to Chris Taylor, the leadoff man who has been a key cog during the club’s historic season.

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Lester, Feldman set for series finale at Wrigley
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Cubs left-handed starting pitcher Jon Lester has been predictably tough vs. lefty hitters this season, but he could have a showdown on his hands with Reds first baseman Joey Votto when the four-game series concludes Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

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Wild ninth ends Cubs' way in walk-off win
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Joe Maddon got tired of what he called “playing good in the sandbox,” and was ejected in the ninth inning on Wednesday night just before the Cubs tallied the game-winning run on a walk-off wild pitch for a 7-6 win over the Reds at Wrigley Field.

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Retired Carpenter visits Cards in Pittsburgh
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With Cardinals gear back on, Chris Carpenter seemingly blended in as he walked around the visitors’ clubhouse and accompanied pitchers onto the field for pregame work at PNC Park on Thursday.

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