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‘Pitch’ Stars Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Want the Show to ‘Empower’ Young Girls
The Paley Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its PaleyFest Fall TV Previews on Thursday night in Beverly Hills with a panel for Fox’s new sports drama “Pitch.” Moderated by TV Guide staff writer Marisa Roffman, the panel included actors Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mo McRae, as well as executive producers Rick Singer and Kevin Falls with the... Read more »
127 points by Variety | Major League Baseball Baseball National League Pitcher San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Designated hitter
Arcia, Perez power Brewers past Cardinals 12-5
ST. LOUIS — Orlando Arcia is finding his balance.Domingo Santana and Arcia hit back-to-back homers as the Milwaukee Brewers continued their recent road dominance routing the St. Louis Cardinals 12-5 on Thursday night.Hernan Perez had four hits and three RBIs for the Brewers, who won their season-high fifth straight on the road and have won seven of their last eight games.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Baseball National League Milwaukee Brewers Arizona Diamondbacks
Brian McCann backs up AL East title talk in powerful way
Gary Sanchez isn’t the only Yankees catcher capable of hitting long home runs. Brian McCann put on an impressive power display himself Thursday night, blasting a pair of solo homers in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Rays to open a four-game series at the Stadium. “It’s nice. You want to pull your weight around...
22 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi Major League Baseball New York Yankees Baseball Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals American League Babe Ruth
Hernan Perez leads hits parade as Milwaukee Brewers blast St. Louis Cardinals
By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- In his career, St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has been very tough against the Milwaukee Brewers.
9 points by UPI | St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Baseball Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Florida Marlins Milwaukee Brewers San Francisco Giants
2005 World Series trip culmination of Astros' Killer B's era
From 1998 through 2005, the Killer B's in their various incarnations were the heart and soul of the Astros' most successful period - four National League Central titles, two NL wild cards and the franchise's lone World Series appearance. [...] like Biggio, he never played for any other major league team, finishing his 15-year career as the Astros' all-time leader in home runs (449) and RBIs (1,529). [...] baseman Sean Berry was another integral member of the group from 1996 to 1998. A new B emerged in July 1999 when the Astros called up Lance Berkman, who had been their top draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, where in his final season he hit the astounding collegiate total of 41 home runs. Berkman garnered only 93 at-bats in his first Astros season, but with Bell dealt away in a December 1999 trade to the New York Mets, Berkman batted .297 with 21 home runs and a .949 OPS in 2000 and finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. The Astros secured the wild card on the season's final day, and a 3-2 NLDS win over the Braves marked the first postseason series victory in franchise history. [...] in 2005, the Killer B's era culminated in the Astros' first World Series appearance. The White Sox won the first two games in Chicago, following a 5-3 victory in Game 1 with a dramatic 7-6 triumph that ended on a ninth-inning walkoff home run by Scott Podsednik, who had no homers in the regular season. A bad shoulder had limited Bagwell to 39 regular-season games, and that final game of the World Series would mark the last time he, Biggio and Berkman played together.
47 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Astros Major League Baseball World Series Boston Red Sox National League Atlanta Braves San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
Red Sox activate reliever Koji Uehara from disabled list
SAN DIEGO – The Boston Red Sox activated reliever Koji Uehara from the disabled list.Uehara had been out since July 20 with a strained pectoral muscle. The right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 39 games.He is expected to be available on Tuesday for Boston’s second game of a three-game series agains...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | San Diego Padres Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals Earned run average Mariano Rivera Major League Baseball Trevor Hoffman Qualcomm Stadium
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13 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Baseball San Francisco Giants Women's National Basketball Association National League Sprint Cup Series St. Louis Cardinals Home run
Anthony Rizzo talks way into lineup, and turns on power in 2-1 Cubs loss
The Cubs are biding their time until the clincher, pretending it's not over until it's over, even if everyone else knows they know it's over. It has been more than a century since the Cubs had a lead this big, and Frank Chance, the manager of the 1907 edition that won the National League by 17...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon Major League Baseball National League Home run St. Louis Cardinals Present tense
Mark McGwire marvels at David Ortiz despite issues with DH position
SAN DIEGO — Big Mac thinks the world of Big Papi as a hitter, but less so as a designated hitter.Yes, Mark McGwire seems in awe of David Ortiz’ final season, and even expressed hope the Red Sox win the World Series so that Ortiz can go out truly on top.McGwire, who batted .187 in his final season as a big leaguer with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, never had that chance.At the same time, McGwire also isn’t a big fan of the American League’s use of a designated hitter, a position that has given Ortiz a chance to play until age 40.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Designated hitter Baseball Drugs in sport St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox David Ortiz
Jung Ho Kang's late blast lifts Pittsburgh Pirates over St. Louis Cardinals
By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange PITTSBURGH -- Two outs. Ninth inning. One-run lead. St. Louis' Matt Carpenter at the plate.
4 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Home run Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals National League Baseball rules
Theo Epstein: ‘World’s greatest leader’
Fortune magazine on Thursday named Theo Epstein as the “world’s greatest leader.” The Cubs president of baseball operations beat out such luminaries as Pope Francis and Jeff Bezos.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Baseball St. Louis Cardinals National League Wrigley Field
Top 10 prospects to watch in the White Sox system
Chris Getz has spent his first White Sox spring training as director of player development working on his relationships. Developing players is about trust, he said, so his first order of business has been getting to know the players in the Sox system, as well as learning about the staff in charge...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals Minor league baseball Players Spring training
Kyle Hendricks pitching in fifth spot a sign of Cubs' rotation depth
The Cubs' decision Thursday to place National League ERA leader Kyle Hendricks as their fifth starter was based merely on breaking up left-handers Jon Lester and Brett Anderson. It also speaks to a rotation that Jake Arrieta believes is as deep as any in baseball. "On paper and what we've actually...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball National League Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals World Series Baseball positions
New York Yankees beat Dellin Betances in arbitration, team president rips agent
The Sports Xchange The New York Yankees won their arbitration case over reliever Dellin Betances on Saturday and then team president Randy Levine criticized Betances and his agent for requesting $5 million.
-2 points by UPI | Joe Girardi New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Major League Baseball Goose Gossage St. Louis Cardinals Perfect game
David Rollins finds relief with Cubs after offseason in flux
Spending the first four days in spring training camp with the Cubs feels like a pleasant eternity for left-hander David Rollins. Rollins, 27, was a non-roster invitee after clearing waivers following the Cubs' decision to designate him for assignment on Feb. 8 after acquiring pitcher Alec Mills...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox St. Louis Cardinals Cy Young Award 2008 Major League Baseball season 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Atlanta Braves Kansas City Royals
Tom Ricketts leaving tough decisions about Jake Arrieta to Theo Epstein
The riches and notoriety of winning a World Series may go only so far in retaining marquee players such as Jake Arrieta. "That's a Theo and Jed decision," Chairman Tom Ricketts said Saturday in referring to President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer after addressing his Cubs players before...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Baseball Chicago Cubs World Series San Francisco Giants Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox
Jered Weaver signs with San Diego Padres after 11 years with Los Angeles Angels
Jered Weaver joins a team with no established returning starting pitchers.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Mike Scioscia San Diego Padres Will Ferrell California St. Louis Cardinals Arizona Diamondbacks Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Cubs' Jason Heyward unaware of popularity of World Series speech
Jason Heyward's speech during the Game 7, 10th-inning rain delay was so popular that Lego included it as part of its version of the 2016 World Series. But the Cubs' right field was unaware of the Lego version as well as the popularity of his speech. “Surprised?" Heyward said Saturday morning. "I...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs National League Cleveland Indians Houston Astros
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts hoping for Patriots-like stretch of domination
It started out seven years ago trying to win the National League Central. Now the Ricketts family wants the world. After addressing the full squad Saturday at the Cubs' spring training complex, Chairman Tom Ricketts said he would like the team one day to be considered "one of the great sports organizations...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Thomas S. Ricketts Chicago White Sox Wrigley Field Boston Red Sox National League
Bryce Harper isn’t laughing off Syndergaard’s ‘douche’ rip
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Mets’ rivalry with the Nationals got that much juicier Saturday thanks to Bryce Harper. When asked about Noah Syndergaard’s Instagram comment from New Year’s Eve – Thor dropped the “Douche’’ hammer on Harper — Harper responded with these serious words at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: “I don’t...
273 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball National League New York Mets World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler – whose wife is from Iran – weighs in on Trump's travel ban
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler said President Trump’s travel ban will dissuade he and his wife from visiting her family in Ira...       
745 points by USA Today | St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Supreme Court of the United States Major League Baseball Federal government of the United States Appeal Family President of the United States
San Diego Padres ink RHP Jered Weaver
Alex ButlerFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Three-time All-Star Jered Weaver is taking his 150 career wins to the San Diego Padres.
4 points by UPI | Major League Baseball San Diego Padres California United Press International Florida Marlins Baseball National League St. Louis Cardinals
Drellich: Commissioner Rob Manfred keeps open mind on rule changes
LAKELAND, Fla. — The idea of starting extra innings with a runner on second base in a major league game is repulsive.Good thing the Gulf Coast League, one of the two Rookie leagues where that rule is to be implemented, is the lowest rung of the minor leagues.Commissioner Rob Manfred yesterday said he thinks of rule changes in three categories: those intended to speed up the game by eliminating dead time; those to promote action in the game itself, like an altered strike zone that may be on its way; and those with a more tailored purpose.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Minor league baseball National League Houston Astros World Series
Patience, faith pay off for Tigers’ Leon Durham
Twenty-three years. That’s how long it’s been since Leon “Bull” Durham has been in the big leagues.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Major League Baseball World Series Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals League Championship Series National League Championship Series Baseball statistics
Manfred: Red Sox were considered when punishing Cardinals for hacking Astros
LAKELAND, Fla. — MLB’s top official is seeing red.When Rob Manfred slapped the St. Louis Cardinals with a $2 million fine and took away a pair of draft picks for hacking into the Houston Astros’ email and baseball database, the commissioner was conscious of the punishment he gave the Red Sox last summer for violating international amateur signing rules.The Red Sox were caught signing players for a price effectively higher than a $300,000 limitation they had.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox World Series San Francisco Giants National League New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
Kris Bryant gets pranked by Cubs great Greg Maddux
Kris Bryant got the best of a many top pitchers last season, but it took a Cubs Hall of Famer to totally punk him. Greg Maddux disguised himself as a bearded, scraggly TV sound man for a Red Bull commercial and zipped a few pitches by the unsuspecting National League MVP while hurling some zingers...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cy Young Award Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Greg Maddux St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Roger Clemens Pitcher
Indians still reliving World Series nightmare, but ready to pen a new ending
Still, 2017 offers promise: "If we win it this year, I can’t think of a better story.’’         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Cleveland Indians Chicago Cubs World Series Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Baseball San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals' stud prospect Alex Reyes out for season
The Sports Xchange St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Alex Reyes, whose fastball tops out at 100 mph, is out for the season.
2 points by UPI | Baseball St. Louis Cardinals United Press International Tommy John surgery Pitcher Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Catcher
Royals reliever falls through a barn roof, carries on tradition of weird spring training injuries
In what appears to be turning into somewhat of a tradition, yet another baseball player has injured himself ahead of spring training in an unusual way. On Tuesday, Kansas City Royals reliever Brian Flynn fell through the roof of his barn in Oklahoma, resulting in a broken rib and three non-displaced...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Texas Rangers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel San Diego Padres St. Louis Cardinals Cy Young Award Chicago White Sox American League
RHP Michael Wacha loses rare arbitration case for St. Louis Cardinals
The Sports Xchange The St. Louis Cardinals were involved in an arbitration case for the first time in 18 years.
1 points by UPI | St. Louis Cardinals United Press International
New season, new Cubs, same old Joe Maddon
On the first day of the rest of the post-drought era, Cubs manager Joe Maddon wondered aloud if there was a statute of limitations on bringing mimes into the clubhouse. "Can you do a mime two years in a row?" Maddon asked during his debut news conference in Mesa. "I don't know if that's permissible....
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Barack Obama Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Joe Maddon San Francisco Giants
RHP Jake Odorizzi defeats Tampa Bay Rays in arbitration
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Knowing that you don't have to move during the Major League Baseball offseason is great. Returning to the same club with a new deal is even better.
-2 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Rays American League Major League Baseball All-Star Game Kansas City Royals World Series Baseball St. Louis Cardinals
Wayne Gretzky once dreamed of playing shortstop for Detroit Tigers
'The Great One' reveals to Dan Patrick that he loved baseball as a youngster, was fond of Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych        
760 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Detroit Red Wings National Hockey League Baseball Alan Trammell 1984 World Series
Families of men killed with Jose Fernandez file lawsuits
MIAMI (AP) — The families of the two men who were with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty — killing all three — are suing the All-Star's estate.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Baseball St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Missouri Florida Marlins Major League Baseball National League Minor league baseball Chicago Cubs
MLB 2017 storylines: Cubs have target on their backs as they attempt to repeat
As he stood outside the White House last month speaking to reporters gathered for the Cubs' championship celebration, Joe Maddon launched into his spring training stump speech. "A mind once stretched has a very difficult time going back to its original form," Maddon began. The Chicago media on...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox World Series National League San Francisco Giants New York Yankees
After pitching 29 games for Cubs, Adam Warren watched World Series from afar
Adam Warren pitched in 29 games for the Chicago Cubs to help the team win the NL Central but could only look from afar when his former teammates won the franchise's first World Series title since 1908. The 29-year-old right-hander was traded July 25 to the New York Yankees along with three minor...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox Houston Astros National League World Series
Adam Warren has mixed feelings about his Cubs World Series ring
TAMPA — Adam Warren spent just over half a season with the Cubs before being sent back to the Yankees prior to the trade deadline, but he’s still likely to get a ring from their World Series win in October because it’s customary for teams to give rings to everyone who played during the season....
6 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Major League Baseball Yankee Stadium Cleveland Indians St. Louis Cardinals CC Sabathia 1908 World Series 2009 World Series
Greg Bird, Michael Conforto in spring’s harshest spotlights
Spring training means different things to different players. A chance for veterans to gear up for another 162-game grind, top prospects to get their first tastes of the big leagues and those battling for final roster spots to catch on. The Yankees and Mets have all those things, and also have former top prospects trying...
19 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Florida Marlins Joe Girardi St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox World Series
Chicago Cubs loaded, ready for World Series title defense
Kris Bryant is back. Same for Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, too. Even 1908 is back in the picture.
1 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Baseball Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals National League
MLB testing radical extra-inning rule change
The Sports Xchange Major League Baseball plans to test a radical extra-inning rule-change proposal in the lower minor leagues this season, Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday.
18 points by UPI | Baseball Major League Baseball Minor league baseball St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs World Baseball Classic New York Yankees Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Jason Hammel, Royals agree to $16M, 2-year deal, per AP source
The Royals and right-hander Jason Hammel have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, a person with direct knowledge negotiations told The Associated Press.
1 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox World Series Dominican Republic Missouri 1908 World Series Baseball
MLB: Intentional walk, strike zone changes may be coming in 2017
The Sports Xchange Major League Baseball has made formal proposals to the players' union to make changes to intentional walks and the strike zone, ESPN.com reported Monday.
72 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Baseball Spring training Umpire St. Louis Cardinals Designated hitter Barry Bonds Strike zone
Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel to sign with Royals: reports
Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel has agreed to a contract with the Royals, according to multiple reports late Sunday night. Hammel, a free agent, will reportedly earn $16 million from the two-year deal. He spent the past two seasons as a starter in the Cubs' rotation. Hammel finished the 2016 season...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics National League Babe Ruth St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Earth Joe Maddon
Rob Manfred opens up on how MLB is trying to shorten games
Major League Baseball is speaking with the Players Association about playing-rule changes, as it does annually. Those changes “almost exclusively” concern pace-of-play issues, commissioner Rob Manfred said this past week in a telephone interview. One proposal being discussed — with “still a ways to go,” a person in the loop cautioned — is limiting mound...
18 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs National League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball All-Star Game Pitcher San Francisco Giants
Cubs add scowling logo to spring training caps
Major League Baseball has unveiled the new spring training uniforms, and both the Cubs and White Sox are paying homage to the past. For their black caps, the White Sox are sticking with the white batter logo, first introduced in 1976. The team also used this logo last spring. The Cubs are switching...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs National League Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
Thursday’s MLB roundup: Cards’ Martinez gets $51 million
The Cardinals announced their five-year pact that could keep him in St. Louis through the 2023 season.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Fielder's choice Baseball statistics Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Baseball positions Base on balls Batting average
Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings: prediction, preview, pick to win
The Sports Xchange Complete watch guide to the Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings game, including when and where to watch, series history, matchups, injury updates, prediction, and pick to win.
44 points by UPI | National Football League Offensive tackle Minnesota Vikings Adrian L. Peterson St. Louis Cardinals Viking American football U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Angels move to prospect prospects at Rule 5 draft deadline
The Angels made several roster moves Friday to comply with Major League Baseball’s deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 draft. They added left-hander Nate Smith and right-handers Eduardo Paredes, Keynan Middleton and Austin Adams to their 40-man roster, designated right-handers...
30 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Minor league baseball Baseball Promotion and relegation St. Louis Cardinals Designated hitter Cleveland Indians Tampa Bay Rays
Rangers sign starter Andrew Cashner to one-year deal worth $10 million
Right-hander Andrew Cashner is going home for a spot in the Texas Rangers' rotation. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Friday that the free-agent pitcher and the team had reached an agreement on a $10-million, one-year deal. That person spoke on condition of anonymity...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Florida Marlins Texas Rangers Milwaukee Brewers San Diego Padres
Morning Sports Update: Patriots release Josh Kline after removing him from trade
In what was probably a foreseeable move, the Patriots have released Josh Kline after the Eagles removed him from the trade. Patriots have informed G Josh Kline that they are releasing him. Kline was originally included in trade with Eagles for CB Eric Rowe. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 7, 2016 Here’s the rest of […]
5 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Clay Buchholz 2008 Kansas City Royals season Jon Lester Atlanta Braves Greenville Drive St. Louis Cardinals