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  • Phillies head into break with a 'D' for disappointment

    Phillies head into break with a 'D' for disappointment
    When a team enters July trying to decide whether or not it is going to be a seller come the trade deadline, you know things have not gone as well as it had hoped. With three games to go before the All-Star break, the Phillies found themselves nine games...
  • Brewers midseason report: Happy to be in first

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Milwaukee Brewers - INSIDE PITCH MILWAUKEE -- Amazing what a difference one victory can make. The Milwaukee Brewers wrapped up in dramatic fashion, snapping a seven-game losing streak with an 11-2 thumping of the...
  • Cardinals midseason report: Optimism abounds

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH On July 6, the St. Louis Cardinals lost 8-4 at home to the Miami Marlins to fall into third place in the National League Central, five games behind first-place Milwaukee. After...
  • Controllable starting pitcher atop Marlins' wish list | Sunday's video highlights

    Controllable starting pitcher atop Marlins' wish list | Sunday's video highlights
    NEW YORK Henderson Alvarez's All-Star selection has left the Marlins' second-half rotation somewhat in flux. Whether Alvarez pitches for the National League squad Tuesday may determine which game he starts once the regular season resumes Friday. Perhaps...
  • Pirates midseason report: Improved pitching keys turnaround

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH After a 10-16 April, the Pirates have bounced back to be in the thick of both the National League Central and wild-card races. The Pirates are 49-46 and in fourth place in the...
  • Angels midseason report: Depth a strength

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH After pitching a shutout during the Los Angeles' Angels 11-3 surge in May, left-hander C.J. Wilson issued the following response when asked about his team's early success. "If we...
  • Padres midseason report: Offensive woes

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH SAN DIEGO -- Clearly, the Padres are out of the playoff race that they believed they would be a part of when the season opened. And it's not hard to pinpoint the reason. The Padres...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Colorado Rockies - INSIDE PITCH Rockies midseason report: Rotation holds key to success The Rockies go into the second half with a 40-55 record. They are 13 games behind and a half game out of last place in the...
  • Kendrick struggles again early as Phillies enter All-Star break with blowout loss to Nationals

    Kendrick struggles again early as Phillies enter All-Star break with blowout loss to Nationals
    PHILADELPHIA — Heading into the final game before the All-Star break, the Phillies hoped to shake off Saturday night's extra-inning loss and win their sixth game in seven attempts. To achieve that, Philadelphia would need starter Kyle Kendrick...
  • Braves 10, Cubs 7

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Braves 10, Cubs 7 CHICAGO -- Third baseman Chris Johnson homered for the second straight day as the Atlanta Braves wrapped up the season's first half with a 10-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on...
  • Negron's 3-run homer pushed Reds past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange Negron's 3-run homer pushed Reds past Pirates CINCINNATI -- Kristopher Negron doesn't own a home run trot, it's more like a 360-foot dash. On Sunday, when his first major league home run cleared...