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  • Cardinals confident Wacha can adjust to long-relief role

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- A year ago, Michael Wacha was an unhittable X-factor for the St. Louis Cardinals. They sent the rookie right-hander up against Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw...
  • Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers look to shake off a disappointing loss and even their National League Division Series at one win apiece when they host the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. NL West champion Los Angeles appeared on its way to victory in Friday's...
  • Cubs safe at first with Rizzo

    Cubs safe at first with Rizzo
    From a technical standpoint, there are no untouchables on the Chicago Cubs’ roster, according to President Theo Epstein. The exception might be first baseman Anthony Rizzo – not Kris Bryant, Javier Baez or Addison Russell. Consider that...
  • Pirates unable to solve Giants' Bumgarner in 8-0 loss

    PITTSBURGH San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford hit more than a home run. He hit a mute button. Pirates right fielder Travis Snider ran toward PNC Park's Clemente Wall to track down the ball, then retreated to play the carom. He couldn't do either....
  • Giants 8, Pirates 0

    (Updated: RECASTS sentence 2 in graph 2) Giants 8, Pirates 0: Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 while Brandon Crawford delivered a grand slam as visiting San Francisco won the National League wild-card playoff over Pittsburgh....
  • Giants pound Pirates in wild-card game, advance to face Nationals in NLDS

    PITTSBURGH The chants were deafening and in unison. "Ed-die! Ed-die! Ed-die!" With one swing of Brandon Crawford's bat, 40,000 voices gave way to one. "Come on, Eddie!" a frustrated Pirates fan behind the plate screamed at Edinson Volquez as Crawford...
  • Pirates' Hurdle stands behind pitching decisions

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Following their blowout defeat in the National League wild-card, the Pittsburgh Pirates know they will be questioned throughout the winter for the way they handled...
  • Cardinals to rely heavily on pitchers, catcher Yadier Molina in the postseason

    Cardinals to rely heavily on pitchers, catcher Yadier Molina in the postseason
    The Dodgers cruised into the playoffs, leading the National League West for 106 days and moving into first place to stay with more than two months left in the regular season. The St. Louis Cardinals clawed their way in, winning 19 of their final 28...
  • Memo to Theo from Mr. Cranky Pants

    Memo to Theo from Mr. Cranky Pants
    To: Theo Epstein From: Mr. Cranky Pants Boychick, For all your transparency since ducking out of that Starbucks four offseasons ago, something you said Tuesday ticked me off. This: “We’ve finished in last place. We have for the last...
  • Playoffs Feature Regional Rivals

    From the East Coast to the West Coast and points in between the Major League Baseball postseason starting on Tuesday provides tantalizing possibilities that a regional rivalry could determine the World Series champion. From a possible "Freeway Series" in...
  • Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality

    Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality
    Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and O’Malley each started games for the Cubs in...