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Granderson a necessary luxury for Dodgers
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Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers? Come on. That’s just being greedy, isn’t it? More like being smart. The Dodgers haven’t been to the World Series since 1988, and they know that while they have a good chance to end that drought in October — it won’t be easy. It will be anything but, given that […]

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Starting Pictures: Cards, Pirates reminisce
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The Cardinals and Pirates players who will be participating in Sunday’s inaugural Little League Classic have fond memories of their own youth baseball years.

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Woodruff aims to stay on a roll vs. Rockies
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The Rockies will hope Chad Bettis’ second start after recovering from testicular cancer is as good as his first. Bettis gets the start Saturday against the Brewers, five days after holding the Braves scoreless for seven innings Monday in his first start of the season. The emotions of returning to the big leagues, which ran […]

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Brewers reinstate Vogt from disabled list
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The Brewers began a critical West Coast road trip on Friday by activating catcher Stephen Vogt from the disabled list, and another big addition — pitcher Chase Anderson — is only days away.

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Braves pay proper respect to Aaron
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It began four decades ago, after Hank Aaron ended his 23 years of greatness as a player in the Major Leagues and was given a massive office at old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium by the ballclub he helped to make famous.

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Gaston honored during Hank Aaron Weekend
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Long before he became the first African-American manager to win a World Series or patrolled the outfield at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Cito Gaston was just a young rookie realizing a lifelong dream.

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Kemp eyeing Saturday return; Santana hits DL
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Before Friday night’s game against the Reds, the Braves announced Santana had been placed on the disabled list with a left quad strain and Micah Johnson had been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Another roster move will likely be made on Saturday, when Matt Kemp is expected to return from the right hamstring strain that has […]

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Improved Senzatela poised to rejoin rotation
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The Rockies are about to spring rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela from the pitching lab. Senzatela, 22, unexpectedly made the season-opening rotation and had a 2.86 ERA through his first seven starts. But inexperience and the demands of the Major League season led to some rough times, and convinced the Rockies to reduce his workload.

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Bettis faces Brewers in second start back
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The Rockies will hope Chad Bettis’ second start after recovering from testicular cancer is as good as his first. Bettis gets the start Saturday against the Brewers, five days after holding the Braves scoreless for seven innings Monday in his first start of the season. The emotions of returning to the big leagues, which ran […]

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Arenado: Getting hits better than taking them
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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado wants to lift his team to the postseason so bad it hurts. But despite being hit on the left hand twice in the last week, he had a two-run triple Friday against the Brewers.

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Homers carry Rockies into Wild Card lead
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Charlie Blackmon, Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez each hit home runs to lead the Rockies over the Brewers in the first game of a four-game series Friday at Coors Field. The Brewers got a trio of homers as well, as Domingo Santana, Keon Broxton and Orlando Arcia each went deep. German Marquez got the win […]

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Stephenson to make rotation return vs. Braves
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Robert Stephenson returns to the starting rotation hoping to show improved mechanics as the Reds face the Braves at SunTrust Park.

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