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

    Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.

  2. 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.

  3. Brewers get swept by Phillies; have lost nine out of 10

    Jul 10, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals and Reds were both dealt some tough blows on the injury front today, but the Brewers are doing their part to let them hang around in the National League Central.

  4. Quote of the Day: Darwin Barney on the Cubs’ roster makeover

    Jul 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Darwin Barney is feeling a little lonely in the Cubs’ clubhouse these days.

  5. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

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

    Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”

  7. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

  8. Cubs’ trade forces lining up with Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    May 16, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    How much longer will Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel be in Chicago?

  9. No no-hitter, but Yu Darvish continued to dominate on Friday

    May 9, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish once again fell one out shy of a no-hitter on Friday night. He doesn’t need one to prove he’s one of the very best pitchers in baseball.

  10. Nationals wanted to sign Doug Fister to a contract extension

    May 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Doug Fister still hasn’t pitched for the Nationals, but he did turn down a long-term contract extension.

  11. Matt Garza cleared for Monday’s start after throwing a successful bullpen

    May 2, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Brewers starter Matt Garza threw a bullpen on Friday and it “went off without a hitch”. He’ll start on Monday.

  12. Cubs general manager avoids war of words with Matt Garza

    May 2, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Matt Garza made headlines last week for advising Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija to follow in his footsteps and “pitch your way out of there” to leave Chicago.

  13. Matt Garza leaves game with a thumb contusion

    Apr 30, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    And he didn’t do it while pitching.

  14. Matt Garza’s advice to Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija: “Pitch your way out of there”

    Apr 27, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Jeff Samardzija boasts a lights-out 1.53 ERA in five starts this season, but he has yet to pick up a win. A former Cubs starter has some advice for the arbitration-eligible 29-year-old right-hander.

  15. Ike Davis solid in debut with Pirates

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

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    Ike Davis makes a good impression with his new team.

  16. Pirates designate Travis Ishikawa for assignment to make room for Ike Davis

    Apr 19, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Ike Davis will bat sixth in his Pirates debut this evening against the Brewers.

  17. The Brewers are off to their best start since 1987

    Apr 12, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

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    The Brewers are a major-league best 8-2 to begin the young season.

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  19. 2014 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Milwaukee Brewers. The Big Question: Can they bounce back? The Brewers won only 74 games in 2013 after averaging…

  20. Matt Garza on playing the Cubs: “I’m going to try to kick their teeth in”

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Matt Garza has some fightin’ words for his former team. The right-hander doesn’t have any real grudge against the Cubs, as he previously stated that he enjoyed playing in Chicago, but vowed to try to “kick their teeth in” every time he’s on the hill for the Brewers against them. Via Gordon Wittenmyer of the…

  21. Orioles “maintain interest” in Ervin Santana

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Once the Orioles surrendered their first- and second-round draft picks to sign Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz there was speculation that they might decide to punt a third-round pick too in order to sign Ervin Santana. It hasn’t happened yet, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “maintain interest” in Santana…

  22. James Shields won’t negotiate with Royals past Opening Day

    Mar 4, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Impending free agent James Shields has told the Royals that he won’t negotiate beyond Opening Day, choosing to hit the open market if a deal can’t be worked out before then. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the two sides have yet to engage in any talks, so an extension seems unlikely.…

  23. Robinson Cano wants the Mariners to bring in Kendrys Morales and Ervin Santana

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

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    The Mariners’ signing of Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million was supposed to be the kick-off to a wild off-season. When the news died down, the Mariners were reported to have shown interest in trading for Rays ace David Price, and signing free agents Matt Garza and/or Nelson Cruz. GM Jack Zduriencik only ended…

  24. Mike Olt says his vision is just fine

    Feb 23, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Cubs prospect Mike Olt had a rough 2013. He posted a meager .739 OPS with the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock. Then the Rangers traded him to the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. With Triple-A Iowa, Olt posted a .551 OPS in 152 plate appearances. He was bothered by vision issues, a symptom…

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