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  1. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

  2. Cubs designate Darwin Barney for assignment, activate Emilio Bonifacio from disabled list

    Jul 22, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Darwin Barney logged 500-plus plate appearances for the Cubs each season from 2011-2013 and was the Opening Day second baseman this year, but today he was designated for assignment to make roster room for Emilio Bonifacio’s return from the disabled list.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Bow and Arrow

    You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.

  4. Video: Anthony Rizzo falls into the camera well to make a catch, rule 7.04(c) invoked

    Jul 20, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Anthony Rizzo made a great catch on Sunday, and also allowed us to brush up on rule 7.04(c).

  5. 105-year-old woman to throw out the first pitch at a Padres game

    Jul 18, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Bud Black is considering her to bat cleanup, too.

  6. Emilio Bonifacio nearing return to the Cubs

    Jul 16, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

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    After going 3-for-10 with a stolen base in three rookie-ball games Cubs utility man Emilio Bonifacio has moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Double-A.

  7. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

  8. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  9. Starlin Castro stays humble: “Nobody’s better than baseball”

    Jul 14, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Starlin Castro stands at his locker and takes the heat when things go wrong. He never asks for days off. He won’t let the money or the trade rumors change him.

  10. Skip Schumaker placed on concussion disabled list

    Jul 12, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Brandon Phillips underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and now the Reds will be without one of the potential options to fill in at second base.

  11. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

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    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  12. Arismendy Alcantara to remain with Cubs for now

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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    The original plan called for Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara to get a cup of coffee in the big leagues for a couple of days while Darwin Barney was away on paternity leave, but his big game against the Reds this afternoon has changed things.

  13. Brandon Phillips needs surgery for a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Cincinnati’s injury woes keep getting worse, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will be “out a while” with a ligament issue and possible tear in his left thumb.

  14. Derek Jeter is the most popular MLB jersey this year

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Yes, it’s Jeter day at HBT, apparently.

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    A handful of injuries went down last night, but so too did strict adherence to the Restoring Pitching Act of 2013.

  16. Reds lose Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton to injuries

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT

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    The Reds are one of the hottest teams in baseball and beat the Cubs on Wednesday night by a score of 4-1, but there won’t be much of a celebratory mood in the clubhouse afterward …

  17. Cubs call up prospect Arismendy Alcantara for MLB debut

    Jul 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Second baseman Darwin Barney is on paternity leave and to replace him on the roster the Cubs have called up one of their many top-ranked position player prospects, Arismendy Alcantara, from Triple-A.

  18. CSNBayArea’s exclusive interview with Billy Beane

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    Here’s part one of an exclusive interview that Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com conducted this week with Billy Beane, general manager of the team with the best record in the majors …

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Corey Kluber

    It’s Corey Kluber’s world. We’re all just living in it. We had no idea we were, though, because most of us don’t pay a heck of a lot of attention to Corey Kluber. Like, how are we supposed to know it’s his world anyway? What are we, psychic? Put up a sign.

  20. Chris Sale, Anthony Rizzo among those on the All-Star Game Final Vote list

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Two of ten snubbed players are on the Final Vote list. Fans can help vote them onto the roster until 4 PM ET on Thursday.

  21. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  22. Jeff Samardzija impresses in debut with the Athletics

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Jeff Samardzija pitched well and got a win — only his third of the season — in his debut with the Athletics.

  23. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

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    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

  24. Athletics option Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The A’s did a bit of roster maneuvering in the wake of Friday’s Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade.

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