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  • Cole, Pirates complete sweep of Red Sox

    EditorsNote: updated Pirates division deficit, wild-card lead after Cardinals-Brewers game Cole, Pirates complete sweep of Red Sox PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking but Gerrit Cole loves them. The right-hander pitched into the...
  • Cubs 3, Reds 1

    Cubs 3, Reds 1: Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of one-run ball as host Chicago completed its first three-game sweep of Cincinnati in more than five years. Luis Valbuena recorded two hits and an RBI for the Cubs, who moved within 2 1/2 games of the...
  • Pirates sweep Red Sox, 3-2

    PITTSBURGH The formula appeared familiar. Score early, hit a home run, take advantage of a Boston Red Sox lineup lacking Dustin Pedroia and any kind of offensive punch. Thursday's game was tighter than the previous two iterations, but the outcome was...
  • Preview: Brewers at Cardinals

    The Milwaukee Brewers have been tormented over the years by Adam Wainwright and now must face another nemesis in the finale of their three-game series against the host St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. After falling victim to a complete game by...
  • Cardinals' magic number at 10 after sweeping Rockies

    ST. LOUIS The magic number is 10 for the Cardinals' second straight National League Central Division title and eighth outright (plus one tie) since 2000. A 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday at Busch Stadium finished off a three-game sweep for...
  • Preview: Rockies at Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals will skip Michael Wacha's turn in the rotation when they try for a three-game sweep of the visiting Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Wacha returned Sept. 4 after missing two-plus months with a shoulder injury, but St. Louis manager Mike...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are picking on the lowly Boston Red Sox in order to solidify their postseason standing. The Pirates will try to polish off a three-game sweep and keep the pressure on the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central when...
  • Preview: Reds at Cardinals

    Lance Lynn is giving the St. Louis Cardinals a chance to win every time he takes the mound, but his teammates are not making it easy for the right-hander. Lynn goes for his 16th win of the season and a potential postseason-clinching victory when the...
  • Cardinals hold on to beat Rockies, 5-4

    ST. LOUIS After dropping three in a row to end their road trip, the Cardinals continued the home remedy Saturday night at Busch Stadium with a 5-4 victory against the Colorado Rockies. The win was the second in a row for the Cardinals (82-67), who have...
  • Preview: Cubs at Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven straight series against the Chicago Cubs dating to last season, and they need an eighth in the worst way Sunday. The Pirates host the Cubs for the rubber match of a three-game set with their playoff hopes on the line....
  • Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year

    Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year
    ATLANTA -- Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole continued to polish his reputation as a money pitcher on Tuesday, and this time it secured his team a spot in the playoffs for the second straight year. Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17...