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Cain returns to face Red Sox in Pomeranz's Boston debut
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Drew Pomeranz will begin a new chapter in his career Wednesday at Fenway Park when he makes his first start with the Red Sox since being traded from the Padres last Thursday. However, it will be against the Giants, a team he is quite familiar with.

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Pence, Panik delayed in rehab by rainout
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The rainout that the Giants’ Sacramento affiliate endured Monday at New Orleans disrupted the recovery schedules for right fielder Hunter Pence and second baseman Joe Panik, who have begun their injury rehabilitation stints with the Triple-A outpost.

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Peavy hurt by homers as Giants blanked in Boston
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Continuing to make this season a memorable one for themselves, Rick Porcello worked 6 1/3 innings to match a 38-year-old club standard and David Ortiz defied time by clobbering another home run Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox rolled past the San Francisco Giants, 4-0.

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Hammel receives 5 free cartons of potato chips
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Who doesn’t like potato chips? Who doesn’t like receiving five free cartons of potato chips? Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel was delighted by the surprise care packages of several flavors of chips that arrived on Wednesday.

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Piscotty named Cardinals' Heart and Hustle winner
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The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2016 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday, honoring one player from each of the 30 Major League teams.

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Second rounder Erceg promoted to Class A
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Barely a month after signing his first professional contract, Brewers second round Draft pick Lucas Erceg has earned a promotion. The third baseman is moving from Rookie-level Helena to Class A Wisconsin, where he will join a roster that already features a top third-base prospect in Jake Gatewood.

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Jeffress, Smith not concerned by trade talk
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Brewers relievers and best buddies Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith expressed the same sentiment this week when asked about the growing chorus of trade rumors with their names attached. “I just don’t listen to it,” Jeffress said. “I’ve got a job to do here.”

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Perez in the middle of everything in Pittsburgh
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The brief look of terror on Hernan Perez’s face told the story. This was one base hit the Brewers’ utility man would have given back.

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Markakis selected as Braves' 2016 Heart and Hustle winner
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The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2016 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday, honoring one player from each of the 30 Major League teams.

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Simmons to pitch in GCL rehab game
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The Braves hope that the setbacks are behind reliever Shae Simmons as he continues to work on his return from Tommy John surgery from more than a year ago.

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Harrell, Braves eye momentum against Reds
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Two guys who added some life to their teams’ starting rotations at the end of the first half face off in the series finale between the Reds and Braves on Wednesday.

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Game-Ender! Inciarte hits sac fly in 11th for win
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It was a night when both teams’ bullpens had spells of not getting the job done. But the messy battle of relievers was ultimately claimed by the Braves with a 5-4 victory over the Reds in 11 innings, with Ender Inciarte’s sacrifice fly being the difference.

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