1. Hoyer on Arrieta: 'I'm Glad We Have Him'

    Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer met with reporters on Wednesday before the Cubs played the Boston Red Sox ...

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  2. Barney, Olt Break out in Sweep of Red Sox

    It all came together in one evening for the Chicago Cubs on offense, especially for a couple of struggling players...

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  3. Lester Could Make Sense for Cubs in '15

    The Chicago Cubs are in need of top-of-the-rotation pitching in the coming years, so why not call Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester, who likely is headed to free agency this ...

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  4. Workman's Rocky Start Set Tone for Cubs Onslaught

    The sixteen runs they allowed were the most the Red Sox pitching staff had allowed all season. It was as many runs as opponents had managed in their five previous games combined...

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  5. Davis on His Slump and the Nightly Shifts

    Bud Norris threw his bullpen session today at Camden Yards and manager Buck Showalter said he should have an update later today. Norris is eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday...

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  6. Heyward's Stellar Defense Rewarded with June Award

    Jason Heyward was named major league Defensive Player of the Month for June by ESPN.com's SweetSpot blog, which has a panel that does a great job thoroughly analyzing and voting on this award...

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  7. Braves' Laird Nursing a Sore Oblique

    The Braves didn't plan for prospect Christian Bethancourt to get a crash course by catching three consecutive games this week against the Mets , but Gerald Laird's sore oblique made it the prudent thing to do...

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  8. Diamondbacks Pitcher Brandon McCarthy Is Healthy, but His Statistics Aren't

    History kept repeating itself for Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy. Every year around the end of May, his body would betray him, he would land on the disabled list and he would wonder what might have been...

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  9. Diamondbacks Sloppy in Loss to Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Diamondbacks played a sloppy, seemingly uninspired game on Wednesday, falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night at PNC Park...

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  10. Finding Nimmo: Mets Prospect Adjusting to Next Level

    After learning of his promotion, after just one hour of sleep, after two flights that took him from sunny Florida to upstate New York, and after an 0-for-2 debut with the Binghamton ...

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  11. Thole: Dickey's Dealt with 'Way Bigger Struggles'

    Sometimes there is a randomness to the knuckleball that can be maddening. Take R.A. Dickey's most recent outing against the Chicago White Sox , for example...

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  12. Yankees Demote April and May Star Yangervis Solarte to Triple-a

    Yangervis Solarte was one of the Yankees ' biggest bright spots early on this season, coming out of nowhere to make the team as a 26-year-old career minor leaguer, grabbing hold of the starting job at third base, and hitting ...

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  13. Rough Start Sends Mets Reeling in Atlanta

    The Mets left Atlanta late Wednesday after three disappointing nights, with absolutely nothing to show for them. They lost all three of their games at Turner Field, including a 3-1 defeat earlier in the evening...

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  14. Teheran Leads Braves to Seventh Straight Win

    When the Braves were swept at home by the Phillies two weeks ago, it appeared they were a sinking unit. But since then, they have taken advantage of a friendly portion of their schedule ...

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  15. Polanco leads Pirates over Diamondbacks, 5-1

    In his first two at-bats, Gregory Polanco did all the damage the Pirates needed to do. Polanco homered and doubled Wednesday night in the Pirates' 5-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park, driving in two runs and scoring twice...

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  16. Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia Anchor a Bullpen the Mets Can Rely on

    As one of the worst offensive teams in baseball, the Mets don't find themselves ahead very much in the late innings of games. But for the first time in years, when they do somehow manage to procure a lead, they can actually hold on to it...

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  17. Yanks Open International Signing Period with Spree

    Wednesday got off to a busy start for the Yankees , with the international signing period only a few hours old. According to industry sources, the club signed Dominican third baseman Nelson Gomez for $2...

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  18. Twins' Bats Can't Back Correia in Rubber Game

    A day after busting out for 10 runs, the Twins ' offense fell flat yet again in a 4-0 loss to the Royals on Wednesday afternoon in the rubber game at Target Field...

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  19. Early Runs Don't Hold Up in Brewers' Walk-off Loss

    It was only a two-game set, but a sweep is a sweep. For the Brewers , it marked the first time they were on the wrong side of one this season...

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  20. Vargas Pins Twins in Royals' Rubber-Game Win

    Jason Vargas is making winning a habit against the Twins . The veteran left-hander stymied an offense that posted 10 runs the previous game, firing seven shutout innings to help ...

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  21. Phillies Move Mike Adams to the 60-Day DL, Ruling Him out Until August

    So much for the Phillies possibly trading Mike Adams before the July 31 deadline: The rehabbing right-hander has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, which means he won't even be eligible to return until early August...

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  22. Phillies' Domonic Brown Placed on Paternity Leave

    The Phillies made a rash of transactions today, including a move involving outfielder Domonic Brown. The team placed Brown on the paternity leave list. To replace Brown, the Phillies recalled outfield Aaron Altherr from double-A reading...

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  23. Alderson: Mets Not Ready to Sell Yet; Coveted Niese Likely Staying

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in a phone interview that the team hasn't determined yet whether it will be a buyer or seller this summer, but that even if New York does ...

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  24. Encarnacion Hits 3-Run, Walk-off HR for Jays

    Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Milwaukee 7-4 on Wednesday, handing the Brewers their third straight loss...

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  25. Video: Hernandez's First Career Homer

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