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National League Central

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  • Liriano leads Pirates past Phillies

    Liriano leads Pirates past Phillies PHILADELPHIA -- Francisco Liriano has begun to regain the form he flashed a year ago, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are reaping the benefits. Liriano, in what manager Clint Hurdle said, "could've been his best start by...
  • Pirates 4, Phillies 1

    Pirates 4, Phillies 1: Francisco Liriano recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts over eight dominant innings as visiting Pittsburgh cruised to its sixth win in seven games. Neil Walker collected two hits and an RBI while Russell Martin, Ike Davis and...
  • Reds 1, Cardinals 0

    (Updated: Will update with Pittsburgh result RESTORES dropped word "a" in graph 5) Reds 1, Cardinals 0: Johnny Cueto dominated through eight innings to win a pitchers' duel with Lance Lynn as host Cincinnati took three of four from St. Louis. Brandon...
  • Cueto, Reds win duel with Lynn, Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange Cueto, Reds win duel with Lynn, Cardinals CINCINNATI -- It soon became a matter of who would flinch first as the Cardinals' Lance Lynn and the Reds' Johnny Cueto matched each other pitch for...
  • Preview: Marlins at Brewers

    The Milwaukee Brewers quickly faded from National League Central contention, but remain relevant thanks to the wild card race. Milwaukee tries for its second straight victory and third in 16 games when it hosts the Miami Marlins on Thursday in the...
  • Preview: Pirates at Phillies

    Francisco Liriano has only four wins in 2014, but the veteran left-hander quietly has been terrific in the second half of the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Liriano on Thursday in the finale of a four-game road series against the Philadelphia...
  • Preview: Cardinals at Reds

    The Cincinnati Reds seek an extremely rare series win against the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals when the teams wrap up a four-game set in Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon. The Reds have taken two of the first three games of the series to move...
  • Game roundup: Royals back on top of AL Central

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update No. 4: Adds final three games; will stand Game roundup: Royals back on top of AL Central DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the...
  • Lackey gets tossed as Cards fall to Reds

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange Lackey gets tossed as Cards fall to Reds CINCINNATI -- Plate umpire Tom Hallion said he warned John Lackey to stop arguing balls and strikes before ejecting him in the third inning Wednesday....
  • Brewers put brakes on four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange By Andrew Wagner, The Sports Xchange Brewers put brakes on four-game skid MILWAUKEE -- Sometimes, all it takes is one play, one turn of fortune to snap a struggling team out of a lengthy slump. The Milwaukee Brewers got one of those...
  • Reds 4, Cardinals 2

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange Reds 4, Cardinals 2 CINCINNATI -- Ryan Ludwick homered and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings while also doubling twice, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the first-place...