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  • Brewers retain Roenicke, dismiss two coaches

    The Sports Xchange Brewers retain Roenicke, dismiss two coaches Manager Ron Roenicke will be back with the Milwaukee Brewers next season, but hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base coach Garth Iorg won't be on his staff. The Brewers announced...
  • Strikeouts a battle for Cubs' Javier Baez

    Strikeouts a battle for Cubs' Javier Baez
    Madison Bumgarner’s dissection of the Pirates in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night was reminiscent of what the Giants’ prized left-hander did to Cubs rookie Javier Baez during an Aug. 20 game at Wrigley Field. At that point,...
  • After hot September, Cards' Miller draws Game 4 start

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH ST. LOUIS -- Shelby Miller was like a redshirt freshman last postseason. Except for a meaningless inning at the end of a 7-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the NL...
  • Cardinals call on playoff-tested Lackey for Game 3

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey is no stranger to the postseason stage. In 2002, he became the first rookie since 1909 to start and win a World Series Game 7 when he took the ball in...
  • Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners

    Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners
    If you ask the St. Louis Cardinals, there were two at-bats in the first game of their National League division series with the Dodgers that defined their team. One carried with it a note of caution, the other they wore like a badge of honor following...
  • Final day of the 2014 season is a beautiful day for baseball

    The clock had just struck 10 on Sunday morning, the dawn of a classic day of baseball. This was Game 162, and not one postseason matchup was set. The Dodgers did not know what team they would play. But they knew they were in the playoffs, and their...
  • Dodgers to face St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS, with first game Friday

    Dodgers to face St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS, with first game Friday
    The Dodgers will open the postseason against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers and Cardinals faced each other in the National League Championship Series last year, with the Cardinals advancing to the World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-1 to...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...