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Watch: Brewers skip Lucroy after batting out of order
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Your browser does not support iframes. Jonathan Lucroy was called out without getting an at-bat. In the first inning between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals, Dusty Baker called Craig Counsell on a rather embarrassing play before the Nats even stepped up to the dish. Milwaukee sent Jonathan Villar, Scooter Gennett and Ryan Braun to […]

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MLB officials pack in full schedule before Fort Bragg game
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) It was a busy day for players and Major League Baseball officials long before the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins were set to take the field at Fort Bragg on Sunday night for the first regular-season game of a professional sport played on an active military installation.

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Rockies-Giants preview
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SAN FRANCISCO — Two teams limping to the All-Star break hope to get good news on the injury front Monday when the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants open a three-game series at AT&T Park.

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Weekend Sports In Brief
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Anderson tasked with getting Rox on track at AT&T
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Giants veteran right-hander Jake Peavy will start Monday against the Rockies at AT&T Park, trying to prove that his last start was a blip on what had been a pattern of improvement.

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Descalso thwarts shutout with home run
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The Rockies don’t hit at Dodger Stadium, but they were saved from a shutout in their 4-1 loss Sunday by Daniel Descalso — who hits homers there like he hits them nowhere else.

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Offensive futility plagues Rockies vs. Dodgers
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Brandon McCarthy is the latest starter to step up in the absence of ace Clayton Kershaw, making a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery on Sunday as the Dodgers finished off a series sweep of Colorado, 4-1, for their fourth consecutive win.

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Raisel finding new bullpen role a good fit
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Having Raisel Iglesias pitch out of the bullpen wasn’t part of the Reds’ plans heading into the season, but it became necessary because of his shoulder problems. Four relief appearances since Iglesias returned from the disabled list, it appears to be a good fit.

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Bailey makes progress in second rehab start
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Reds manager Bryan Price understands that when one of his pitchers works during a Minor League rehab assignment, the results in his final line aren’t likely to blow him away. Such was the case from Homer Bailey’s start on Saturday for Triple-A Louisville.

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Reed, Reds aim for better results against Cubs
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When the Cubs and Reds met last week in Cincinnati, it was not a pretty three days for Cincinnati. Chicago swept the series while outscoring Cincinnati, 27-12. The two teams open another three-game series on Independence Day afternoon Monday at Wrigley Field.

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Shutout streak rolls on for Bucs' bullpen
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The Pirates sweep the A’s due in large part to a solid bullpen corps, who have now thrown a combined 32 scoreless innings.

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Liriano's results better in first win since May
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Francisco Liriano earned his first victory since May 24 on Sunday, as he helped the Pirates sweep the A’s.

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