Cardinals turn to Gant in series finale versus Pirates (Sep 24, 2017)
Sep24

Cardinals turn to Gant in series finale versus Pirates (Sep 24, 2017)

PITTSBURGH — St. Louis, clawing to get into the playoffs and trying to improve to 6-1-1 in its most recent eight series, will turn to John Gant on Sunday. Gant, a sinkerballer, will be making his first start as a Cardinal player and first in the majors this season when St. Louis (81-73) plays the rubber match of a three-game series against also-ran Pittsburgh (70-85) at PNC Park. The Pirates did a little spoiling Saturday night with...

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Inside pitch: Tale of two halves for Cubs, Other managerial moves might we see
Sep23

Inside pitch: Tale of two halves for Cubs, Other managerial moves might we see

After the news of Brad Ausmus not returning to the Detroit Tigers, Ken Rosenthal discusses other managerial moves and the tale of two halves for the Chicago Cubs this season.

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LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee
Sep23

LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Saturday: — SUPERHERO DAY Mets ace Noah Syndergaard is expected to make a one-inning start against Washington in his first major league game in nearly five months, and Matt Harvey will take the mound after that. Syndergaard has been out since April 30 because of a partially torn lat muscle on his right side. It will be the first time Thor and the Dark Knight pitch in the same game, and...

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Angels look to halt Houston starters’ domination (Sep 22, 2017)
Sep22

Angels look to halt Houston starters’ domination (Sep 22, 2017)

HOUSTON — While Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel failed to keep an impressive streak going for the rotation, what Houston starters have done recently qualifies as a positive development. Before Keuchel allowed two runs over six innings in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Houston starters had recorded the decision in six consecutive wins. The Astros will aim to bounce back Friday when they open a three-game series...

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Royals look to Vargas, coming off win over Tribe, in rubber game at Toronto
Sep21

Royals look to Vargas, coming off win over Tribe, in rubber game at Toronto

TORONTO — Something must give when left-handers J.A. Happ and Jason Vargas oppose each other Thursday. It will be the rubber match of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre after the Kansas City Royals trounced the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday to gain a split of the first two games. Happ (9-10, 3.76 ERA) has won three starts in a row and has not lost since Aug. 25, a span of four starts. Vargas (16-10, 4.19 ERA) has won two...

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Indians OF Brantley’s postseason in jeopardy due to injury
Sep20

Indians OF Brantley’s postseason in jeopardy due to injury

CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley’s chances of playing in the postseason for the Indians may be slipping away. Cleveland’s All-Star left fielder has been told to refrain from any running activity for at least another week, giving him little time to possibly be healthy enough to play in the AL division series. Brantley has hit .299 with nine homers and 52 RBIs in 88 games this season, his ninth with the Indians. Brantley has been out...

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