1. Onus Is on Ike Davis to Produce at Plate for Pirates

    As the trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl about possible moves the Pirates could make...

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  2. Ron Cook: Mark Melancon Firmly Belongs as Pirates Closer

    The routine changed Sunday at PNC Park for Pirates closer Mark Melancon. He pitched again against the Colorado Rockies , the first time this season he has worked on three consecutive days...

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  3. Asche Earns Praise for Improved Offensive Approach

    ATLANTA -- Cody Asche will never be accused of not respecting the game of baseball. At the same time, he also refuses to overthink it...

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  4. Stock Up, Stock Down for Atlanta Braves' Top 10 Prospects for Week 16

    Every year at the major league All-Star break, prospect lists get reordered. This year was no exception, as I released an updated top 25 Braves prospects on my blog...

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  5. Cliff Lee Set for Monday Return, Possible Audition

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  6. Quinn Is Best of Phils' Thin Crop of Outfield Prospects

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - If you put together a depth chart of the Phillies ' outfield prospects, the thing that would jump off the page is the lack of depth on the chart...

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  7. Kazmir out to Build on Dominating First Half

    Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland ...

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  8. Dellin Betances Talks About Surreal Rise from Local Kid to Yankees All-Star

    Last Thursday, as part of its Real.Big.Summer program, Pepsi brought a four-story-high, world-record claw machine with larger-than-life prizes to Jenkinson's Boardwalk on the Jersey Shore...

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  9. Oakland A's Second Baseman Eric Sogard Gets Rare Start

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  10. Rewind: Gray Is Right Man at Right Time for A's

    OAKLAND – Much gets made about Sonny Gray's feel for pitching, but he also has an instinct for when his team needs him the most...

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  11. Return to Field Could Come Soon for Beltran

    NEW YORK -- Designated hitter Carlos Beltran could start a throwing program soon as he tries to work his way back to playing the outfield this season...

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  12. Stock Up, Stock Down for Boston Red Sox's Top 10 Prospects After Week 16

    The Boston Red Sox are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royals , and they suddenly find themselves in a slightly more interesting position when it comes to a potential playoff berth...

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  13. Kuroda Is Last Man Standing for Injury-Plagued Pitching Rotation

    Joe Girardi joked before Sunday's game that he's thought more than once about how it's possible Hiroki Kuroda is the only one left standing from the five-man rotation that opened the season, despite his age...

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  14. Newcomers to Rotation Thriving for Yankees

    You don't have to be a baseball lifer to recognize the ramifications of a team losing four-fifths of its projected starting rotation to injury even before the All-Star break...

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  15. Dice-K Back to Bullpen as Niese Returns from DL

    SAN DIEGO -- Few were surprised Sunday morning when the Mets announced that left-hander Jon Niese will return from.....

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  16. Flores Is Tearing It Up in Triple-A, but His Return to Mets Not Imminent

    SAN DIEGO - Infielder Wilmer Flores has been on a tear since he was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. By going 1-for-4 Sunday, he extended his hitting streak to 21 games. During the streak, he's hitting ...

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  17. Mets Want to Trade Bartolo Colon -- There's Just One Problem

    SAN DIEGO — Bartolo Colon's recent slump hasn't exactly made him a hot commodity moving toward the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...

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  18. Dozier a Catalyst for Twins' High Rate of DPs

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If there's one thing the Twins can take solace in during a rough start to the second half of the season, it's the fact that their infield is operating efficiently...

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  19. Twins' Ron Gardenhire Joins Select Club with 1,000th Loss

    The Twins ' 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday was the 1,000th loss of Twins manager Ron Gardenhire's career...

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  20. Lost Weekend Against Tampa Bay Offers Twins a Dose of Reality

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  21. Heads-Up Braun Takes Cue from 'Major League'

    WASHINGTON -- Bob Uecker could have consulted his dog-eared script from 1989's Major League when the Brewers lifted the film's final scene to score their first run against the Washington Nationals on Sunday...

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  22. Brewers Mistakes Lead to Series Loss vs. Nationals

    Washington — Be it a strong opponent or weak one, manager Ron Roenicke made one thing clear late Sunday afternoon...

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  23. Marlins Look to Claw Back into Division Race

    The Marlins ' grip in the National League East race has steadily loosened as a once tightly packed division takes shape as a two-team race...

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  24. Henderson Alvarez Expected to Make Next Start

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  25. Hand Gives Marlins a Needed Lift, Going Seven Strong Innings

    Brad Hand pitched one of the best games of his career at the perfect time for the Marlins on Sunday, leading Miami to a 3-2 victory over San Francisco ...

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