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  • Williams pitches Phillies over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange By Josh Verlin, The Sports Xchange Williams pitches Phillies over Cardinals PHILADELPHIA -- Jerome Williams needed more than just a change of scenery. He needed a new league altogether. After spending the last five seasons in the...
  • Brewers 4, Pirates 3

    (Updated: UPDATES Pirates' standing in NL Central and wild-card races) Brewers 4, Pirates 3: Mike Fiers scattered two hits over seven innings and Aramis Ramirez drove in a run among his three singles as host Milwaukee salvaged the finale of a three-game...
  • Brewers avoid sweep against Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By Andrew Wagner, The Sports Xchange Brewers avoid sweep against Pirates MILWAUKEE -- There was no need for brooms Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers, in danger of being swept at home by the Pittsburgh Pirates...
  • Phillies 7, Cardinals 1

    (Updated: UPDATING: Adjusting St. Louis' standing in the third graph after Milwaukee's victory) Phillies 7, Cardinals 1: Jerome Williams pitched eight terrific innings, allowing only one run and five hits as host Philadelphia edged St. Louis in the...
  • Preview: Orioles at Cubs

    While the Chicago Cubs appear headed for their sixth consecutive losing season, their recent success against the American League suggests there is reason for hope. The Cubs eye their seventh victory in their last nine interleague contests on Sunday when...
  • Preview: Pirates at Brewers

    Pedro Alvarez rediscovered his power stroke in the second game of the series and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates hope it continues as they go for a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in Sunday's finale of the three-game set. Alvarez hit two homers and drove...
  • Preview: Cardinals at Phillies

    A pair of recent acquisitions square off Sunday afternoon, when the St. Louis Cardinals conclude their three-game road series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Justin Masterson, picked up in a trade with Cleveland last month, takes the mound for the...
  • Preview: Braves at Reds

    Brandon Phillips spent more than a month on the disabled list with a thumb injury while the Cincinnati Reds floundered, and he may be ready to help bring them back to life. Phillips looks to build on a two-hit effort when the Reds host the Atlanta...
  • Pirates pound out 10-2 win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange By Andrew Wagner, The Sports Xchange Pirates pound out 10-2 win over Brewers MILWAUKEE -- On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of three Milwaukee Brewers errors in a runaway victory. On Saturday, the Pirates simply...
  • Cardinals nudge Phillies in 12th, win 6-5

    PHILADELPHIA It was a night when Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras, who was benched a couple of days for inattentive and indifferent baserunning, toured the bases like Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith rolled into one. It was a night when the Cardinals' bullpen was...
  • Alvarez slams the night away; Pirates defeat Brewers, 10-2

    MILWAUKEE It had been 42 days since Pedro Alvarez last homered for the Pirates when he launched a 1-0 fastball over the left field wall at Miller Park Saturday night in the fourth inning to turn the game on a dime. His next took less than 20 minutes....