Derrick Goold
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baseball Writer
31m

Five questions about the Cubs in September

CHICAGO -- September is here which brings a new set of questions for the playoff battling Chicago Cubs. Why did the Cubs only call up four players from the minors? There will be more. Triple-A Iowa's season ends on Sept. 7 so giving some hitters a few more at-bats isn't a bad thing plus some pitcher...

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Bruce Levine
ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
1h

Curtis Granderson thinks the government might have faked the moon landing

Curtis Granderson was recently the subject of a lengthy Q-and-A with Steve Serby of the New York Post. The 34-year-old Mets outfielder, who is having a very good season, touched on a number of subjects, including his impressions of his team’s young starting pitchers, his time with the Yankees and ...

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Top tweets
Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources: #Marlins will ask Jennings to step down as manager and resume role as GM. If Jennings agrees, change would occur at end of season.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 1h | Score: 380
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Raise it! Mets maintain 6.5-game division lead. t.co/C94FdekAhn
@AdamRubinESPN | | 35m | Score: 265
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Mark Zuckerman , CSN Washington, Nationals Beat Writer
Rosters were allowed to be expanded today. #Nats added 1 pitcher.
@ZuckermanCSN | | 35m | Score: 235
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Derrick Goold , St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baseball Writer
Descalso and Kozma joined by Stanley and Moss. #nationals stunned, again. #cardinals #stlcards
@dgoold | | 37m | Score: 230
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Jon Greenberg , ESPN, Sports Reporter
A loud "F*ck!" in the Cubs clubhouse as Brandon Moss hits his walkoff homer. #september
@jon_greenberg | | 36m | Score: 225
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Anthony DiComo , MLB.com, Mets Beat Writer
Desperate to let the #Mets win the NL East by any means possible, the Nats just dropped another devastating game in STL. Magic number to 25.
@AnthonyDiComo | | 38m | Score: 225
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Mark Zuckerman , CSN Washington, Nationals Beat Writer
That's 9 #Nats losses in a row in St. Louis. Still haven't won there since Game 1 of the 2012 NLDS.
@ZuckermanCSN | | 37m | Score: 215
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Ryan Goins: 7 home runs in 630 MLB plate appearances before today. Yep, it looks like the Blue Jays' year.
@jonmorosi | | 2h | Score: 215
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Joe Sheehan , Sports Illustrated, Sportswriter
Jonathan Papelbon had an excellent view of that home run.
@joe_sheehan | | 37m | Score: 175
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Brett Taylor , BleacherNation.com, Writer
All 5 Cubs runs tonight have come with 2 outs, by the way.
@BleacherNation | | 1h | Score: 166
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Tim Britton , Providence Journal, Red Sox Beat Writer
EXTRA-BASE HITS Jackie Bradley, Jr., since August 9: 19 Jacoby Ellsbury, since Opening Day: 19
@TimBritton | | 3h | Score: 155
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Anthony DiComo , MLB.com, Mets Beat Writer
The Nats' self-destruction has been remarkable. The #Mets, who hold a 6.5-game NL East lead, have only lost ground once in the last 13 days.
@AnthonyDiComo | | 33m | Score: 150
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Brett Taylor , BleacherNation.com, Writer
Cubs at 75 wins already this year, their highest total since 2010 ... when they won exactly 75.
@BleacherNation | | 54m | Score: 150
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Bob Nightengale , USA Today, Baseball Writer
Brandon Moss hits 3 run walkoff HR for #STLCards, giving them 6-game lead in NL Central while #Nats stay at 6.5 back of #Mets
@BNightengale | | 37m | Score: 140
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Yankees won their game, then watched in the clubhouse as the Blue Jays walked off Cleveland. September is going to be fun.
@BryanHoch | | 1h | Score: 135
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Bill Shaikin , Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter
#Dodgers AAA team headed to 18th inning -- in the first game of a doubleheader.
@BillShaikin | | 1h | Score: 133
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Carrie Muskat , MLB.com, Cubs Beat Writer
Final #Cubs 5, Reds 4. Schwarber 2R HR, Bryant 3 H, 2 RBI. Att: 33,756
@CarrieMuskat | | 1h | Score: 129
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#Marlins then would pursue experienced manager for 2016, sources say. Story coming on t.co/5hfjrOXnfv.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 1h | Score: 127
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Bruce Levine , ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
Hector Rondon on hitting 100 mph on the radar gun on last batter of the game:“First time ever. I feel really good. I enjoyed it.”
@ESPNChiCubs | | 22m | Score: 125
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Bill Shaikin , Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter
Zack Greinke's current ERA: 1.56. Franchise record: Hall of Famer Rube Marquard, 1.58 for 1916 Brooklyn Robins. #Dodgers
@BillShaikin | | 42m | Score: 125
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Latest tweets
David Schoenfield , ESPN, Sportswriter
Joc Pederson strikes with the home run -- just the second one Madison Bumgarner has allowed to a lefty this season.
@dschoenfield | | 4m | Score: 5
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ESPNBoston.com , News and Updates
Red Sox blog: Paging the real Rick Porcello: Two dominant starts alter perceptions t.co/HoSLcOxB5n
@ESPNBoston | | 4m | Score: 5
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Pedro Moura , OC Register, MLB Reporter
On the one-year anniversary of his major-league debut, Joc Pederson hit a piped fastball from Bumgarner 106 mph to center. Homer.
@pedromoura | | 5m | Score: 45
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Bill Plunkett , Orange County Register, Dodgers Beat Writer
#Dodgers No. 9 hitter hits HR. Joc Pederson fairly sprinted around bases, got bear hug from McGwire in dugout. Had to be huge lift for him
@billplunkettocr | | 5m | Score: 5
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Bill Shaikin , Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter
Joc Pederson, who wouldn't be playing vs a LHP if not for injury to Enrique Hernandez, just took Madison Bumgarner deep.
@BillShaikin | | 5m | Score: 15
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Lyle Spencer , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
Joc Pederson rocket to CF gives #Dodgers 2-0 lead in seventh. Looked better first two ABs; looked great on this one. No. 24 for Joc.
@LyleMSpencer | | 5m | Score: 5
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Evan Grant , Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
Padres had LHP in pen. If Rangers went to Hamilton or Gallo, then Padres go to lefty. Now, might I have done that to get NAP vs. LHP? Maybe
@Evan_P_Grant | | 6m | Score: 5
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Tom Haudricourt , Milwaukee Sentinel, Brewers Beat Writer
Pirates have seen enough of #Brewers Jimmy Nelson this year. He is 4-1, 1.72 vs. them in 5 starts. Other pitchers 3-5 vs. Pittsburgh.
@Haudricourt | | 6m | Score: 10
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Jane Lee , MLB.com, A's Beat Reporter
Otero had not allowed a run in his prior 23 career innings against the Angels before that Calhoun homer. Angels lead, 6-1.
@JaneMLB | | 7m | Score: 5
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
Kole Calhoun told me before the game he had never hit a home run in Oakland. He just hit his first home run in Oakland. 6-1.
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 8m | Score: 10
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Dan Kolko , MASNsports.com, Nats Beat Writer
Williams was holding Papelbon for save situation. Left him 2 other options for 9th - Janssen or Solis. Solis was multi-inning guy for extras
@masnKolko | | 8m | Score: 5
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Jason Beck , MLB.com, Tigers Beat Reporter
Verlander on fastball velocity late: "Honestly, I still feel like there's more in there, just fine-tune the mechanics a little bit still."
@beckjason | | 10m | Score: 10
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Pedro Moura , OC Register, MLB Reporter
I would describe umpire Mike Winters' calling of the strike zone tonight as subpar. Mostly in the Dodgers' favor.
@pedromoura | | 11m | Score: 5
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
Matt Shoemaker's last two starts: 13 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 10 SO. 89 pitches thru 6 tonight. Angels lead, 5-1.
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 11m | Score: 20
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Carrie Muskat , MLB.com, Cubs Beat Writer
#Cubs Schwarber: "It feels like a playoff game every time"
@CarrieMuskat | | 13m | Score: 84
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Evan Grant , Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
Moreland goes from up 2-0 to a popup in the infield. Now Bobby Wilson, who will enter for Gimenez, hits for Gallardo
@Evan_P_Grant | | 13m | Score: 5
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Jason Beck , MLB.com, Tigers Beat Reporter
"Even if things aren't working quite as well as they normally do," Verlander said, "fastball location gets you out of trouble."
@beckjason | | 16m | Score: 5
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Scott Miller , CBS Sports, MLB Writer
And ... Fernando Rodney gets the win for the Cubs tonight.
@ScottMillerBbl | | 18m | Score: 5
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Juan Nicasio is starting to warm up in the bullpen.
@DodgersNation | | 20m | Score: 2
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Mike Wise , Washington Post, Sportswriter
As fork-in-the-road moments go, I wonder if Drew Storen closed Game 5 in 2012 what alt-universe the Nationals would be living in.
@MikeWiseguy | | 21m | Score: 10
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Ken Rosenthal - FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources: #Marlins will ask Jennings to step down as manager and resume role as GM. If Jennings agrees, change would occur at end of season.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 1h | Score: 380

Dexter Fowler, Austin Jackson and open space for 2016 Cubs in center field

The Cubs know Dexter Fowler will get paid this offseason, when they will probably be forced to choose between investing in their rotation or center field. That shouldn’t be a hard decision when the organization has so many young hitters and not nearly enough pitching. Look at it as getting someone...

Full Story: http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs...
Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter
1h
Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays
Congrats to @Encadwin on a great hitting streak! #StartANewOneTomorrow Felicidades a @Encadwin en su tremenda racha de bateo!
@JoeyBats19 | | 2h | Score: 242
Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays
9 more days son!!!! t.co/BVfnzAchTH
@JoeyBats19 | | 2h | Score: 86
Jon Morosi - FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Ryan Goins: 7 home runs in 630 MLB plate appearances before today. Yep, it looks like the Blue Jays' year.
@jonmorosi | | 2h | Score: 215

'BBC' outfield has a prolific August for Boston Red Sox

BOSTON -- The BBC outfield (Bradley, Betts, Castillo) enjoyed the most prolific month by a Boston Red Sox outfield in 27 years. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .354 in August with a team-leading 23 RBIs, one more than David Ortiz. Rusney Castillo hit .338 with 15 RBIs. Mookie Betts hit .314 with 15 RBIs. Acc...

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Preview: Zack Greinke, Madison Bumgarner Square Off In Game 2

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News and Updates
2h

Red Sox Wrap; Rick Porcello’s Strong Outing Gets Spoiled In 3-1 Loss To Yankees

BOSTON — Rick Porcello spun another gem for the Boston Red Sox, but he couldn’t get the W in the club’s 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees. The right-hander earned a career-high 13 strikeouts and was pitching at the top of his game, but one error in the fifth inning gave the Yankees a lead and u...

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NESN
Sports News and Updates
2h

Still not sure what Rubby De La Rosa was thinking on this.

Nick Piecoro
Arizona Republic, Diamonbacks Beat Writer
2h

Cal Ripken Jr. honored by Orioles 20 years after breaking Gehrig's streak

Twenty years after he broke Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,131 consecutive games played, the Orioles honored Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. on Tuesday. Ripken Jr., 55, played his 2,131st straight game on Sept. 6, 1995 (Baltimore will be on the road for the actual anniversary). He threw out the first pitch t...

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MLB News and Updates
3h

Phillies not in rush to discuss Amaro Jr.'s future

Could it help bring back Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., whose contract expires after the season? "No decision has been made on Ruben at this point," Phillies president Pat Gillick told MLB.com in a telephone interview Tuesday evening. "We just got by the Trade Deadline. Consequently, we'r...

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Todd Zolecki
MLB.com, Phillies Beat Writer
3h
Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Johnny Cueto with the Royals, so far: 43 innings, 51 hits, 21 earned runs.
@Buster_ESPN | | 3h | Score: 107
Susan Slusser
S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
3h
Tim Britton - Providence Journal, Red Sox Beat Writer
EXTRA-BASE HITS Jackie Bradley, Jr., since August 9: 19 Jacoby Ellsbury, since Opening Day: 19
@TimBritton | | 3h | Score: 155

Dodgers send rubber, dirt from mound to Jake Arrieta to honor no-hitter

CHICAGO -- Not only was Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta showered with gifts from his own team the day after throwing a no-hitter. His opponent in the game also honored him. "Really nice gesture," Arrieta said of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They sent a bucket of dirt from the mound, and they dug up t...

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ESPNChicago.com
Sports News and Updates
3h

Nationals’ Aaron Barrett To Undergo Elbow Surgery

Nationals right-hander Aaron Barrett requires surgery on his right elbow, manager Matt Williams told reporters, including MASNsports.com’s Dan Kolko (Twitter link). Kolko adds that it’s “looking like it’ll be Tommy John” surgery. MLB.com’s Bill Ladson tweets that Tommy John is “most li...

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