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  1. Red Sox demote Joe Kelly to Triple-A

    Jun 25, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT

    Joe Kelly

    So much for that Cy Young award he promised.

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 21, 2015, 8:42 AM EDT

    Jose Oquendo, Randal Grichuk

    Baseball’s top team is having a blast in Philadelphia.

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

    Jun 16, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT

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    We should say “fanned” as a synonym for “struck out” more. And why don’t we say “Chisox” or “Bosox” anymore?

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 30, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

    ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 29: Starter John Lackey #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Busch Stadium on May 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a sterling performance from one of the best bargains in baseball.

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2015, 6:10 AM EDT

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    Not a full schedule yesterday but all but one game was decided by one run. And Josh Donaldson probably needs to have his mouth washed out with Lifebuoy.

  6. Red Sox option Allen Craig to AAA Pawtucket

    May 10, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Craig went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Saturday’s loss to the Blue Jays, dropping his season slash line to .135/.237/.192.

  7. Red Sox expected to option Allen Craig to Triple-A

    May 9, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Allen Craig is scuffling at the plate, and the Red Sox are running out of patience.

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

    Apr 17, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT

    John Lackey

    Dollar for dollar, this starter gives his team more value than just about anyone.

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 11, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Joey Votto

    The Reds won in their final at-bat for the fourth time in four games to start the season. Tigers pitching finally yielded an earned run. Mark Buehrle won his 200th career game. Friday had a lot of interesting results.

  10. Joe Kelly is expected to come off the disabled list to start Saturday

    Apr 9, 2015, 8:58 PM EDT

    Joe Kelly

    Kelly came down with biceps tendinitis during a Grapefruit League start on March 16, but he’s now ready to make his season debut.

  11. Adam Wainwright named Cardinals’ Opening Night starter

    Mar 31, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright tossed a spring-high 93 pitches in a Grapefruit League appearance Tuesday afternoon against the Marlins and was officially declared the Cardinals’ Opening Night starter after the outing by manager Mike Matheny.

  12. Hector Olivera’s six-year, $62.5 million contract includes a Tommy John surgery clause

    Mar 24, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier this month that “serious concern exists” about the structure of Hector Olivera’s throwing elbow. That report has been refuted by Olivera’s representatives and the 29-year-old Cuban infielder still managed to score …

  13. 2015 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 18, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have advanced to the NLCS in nine of the last 15 seasons — 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Can this 2015 group follow in those footsteps?

  14. Josh Reddick gave up his number to Billy Butler for an X-Box

    Mar 2, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    Seems a bit light as far as these things go.

  15. Hanley Ramirez and Joe Kelly appear to have made up

    Feb 24, 2015, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Joe Kelly effectively knocked Hanley Ramirez out of the 2013 NLCS when the then-Cardinals-starter struck the then-Dodgers-shortstop in the rib cage with a 95 mph fastball in the top of the first inning of Game 1.

  16. John Lackey would like to sign a contract extension with the Cardinals

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

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    “It’s a great place to be and it’s something I would entertain for sure.”

  17. Allen Craig could see some time at third base this spring

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:57 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Craig, who was acquired from the Cardinals last July in the John Lackey deal, batted just .215 with eight home runs and a .594 OPS across 126 games last season.

  18. Cardinals are “exploring” trades for Cole Hamels or David Price, signing Max Scherzer

    Jan 8, 2015, 12:01 AM EDT

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    Could the Cardinals be gearing up for a big late-offseason splash?

  19. Wanna buy John Lackey’s House?

    Dec 22, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

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    Understated, it is not.

  20. “Nothing brewing” on Red Sox trading Allen Craig

    Dec 17, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    They’re getting lots of calls on him, though.

  21. Cardinals could rework John Lackey’s MLB-minimum contract for the 2015 season

    Dec 3, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    At the end of October, the Cardinals exercised a major league-minimum option for 2015 on veteran right-hander John Lackey. Now it sounds like some incentives are going to be added.

  22. Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    A couple more options have appeared on the Marlins’ radar for an upgrade at first base.

  23. Cardinals reportedly joining pursuit of Jon Lester

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Might the Cardinals be a darkhorse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes? Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM says they are “in pursuit,” citing a club source.

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