2:27 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
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Yu Darvish Bleed Cubbie Blue 2 hours ago

Minor League Wrap: Almost a sweep!

Everyone but Iowa won, and they lost twice. The Pelicans had their “Deaf Awareness” game today and it looked like a big success from the internet broadcast. As you can see above, all the lettering on the Pelicans uniforms were spelled out in American Sign Language. Curtis Pride was also there at the game and was interviewed during the broadcast. We’ve already done a story about what happened in South Bend with Yu Darvish, so I won’t say much about that. I will say, for the record, that I believe Yu Darvish will pitch again for the Cubs, although not this season. Iowa Cubs The...
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Stephen Strasburg Federal Baseball 16 hours ago

Wire Taps: Nationals and Marlins’ rubber match today; Stephen Strasburg update...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series finale with the Marlins... Miami hadn’t won in their last 12 games on the road, and they hadn’t won in any of their last six games overall either, but they managed to beat the Washington Nationals last night... Losing to the Marlins at this point = not good... go read your links: NATS BEAT: Nationals' Stephen Strasburg could come off DL Tuesday - (WaPost)"Stephen Strasburg will pitch in a baseball game Tuesday. Whether it’s for the Washington Nationals against the Philadelphia Phillies or for one of the...
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Albert Pujols www.bostonherald.com 23 hours ago

Pujols has season-high 4 RBIs, Angels beat Rangers 11-7

ARLINGTON, Texas — Albert Pujols keeps climbing up the career hits list and hurting the Texas Rangers in their home park.Pujols drove in a season-high four runs, Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 11-7 on a rainy Saturday night.Pujols went 3 for 4 to tie 19th-century star Cap Anson for 23rd with 3,081 hits. His 633rd homer was his 16th in 59 games in Arlington.This is a tremendous offensive ballpark, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Albert swings the bat pretty well wherever he goes.Pujols hit a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run single...
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Yu Darvish Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 19, 2018

Minor League Wrap: Mills, Norwood pitch Iowa past OKC Dodgers

Strong pitching led to wins by Iowa, Tennessee and Eugene. Yu Darvish is scheduled to start in South Bend on Sunday afternoon. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs ran past the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-3 in 11 innings. Alec Mills turned in a solid start tonight, allowing just two runs on three hits over six innings. Mills gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. He walked two and struck out seven. James Norwood pitched both extra innings and the only baserunner he allowed (other than the ones that started on second) was an intentional walk in the tenth inning. Norwood struck out...
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Cole Hamels SportsDay Aug 18, 2018

There's a chance that Cole Hamels' resurgence in Chicago could benefit the Rangers. Here's how...

ARLINGTON -- Cole Hamel's post-trade rejuvenation could still be of benefit to the Rangers.It could save them $6 million.On Friday, in his fourth start for the Chicago Cubs since a July 27 trade, Hamels lowered his NL ERA to 0.72 with seven shutout innings against Pittsburgh. He is 3-0 with the Cubs and the team has won all four of his starts.If it makes the Cubs more willing to pick up the $20 million option for 2019 in Hamels' contract, it could take the Rangers off the hook for some lingering financial responsibilities. The trade agreement for the clubs calls for the Rangers to send...
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Albert Pujols OC Register Aug 18, 2018

Albert Pujols has season-high 4 RBIs as Angels beat Rangers

Pujols and Shohei Ohtani play a key role in the Los Angeles Angels' victory over the Texas Rangers on a rainy Saturday night.
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Cole Hamels Cubbies Crib Aug 18, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels is absolutely this year’s Justin Verlander

After turning in another dominant outing, it’s no longer far-fetched to believe Cole Hamels may be the Chicago Cubs’ version of last year’s Justin Verlander. It seemed to be a pretty outlandish statement three weeks ago. Sure, Cole Hamels twirled a gem in his Chicago Cubs debut – but it was one start. And, as […] Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels is absolutely this year’s Justin Verlander - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue Aug 17, 2018

Episode 293: Blowouts, Baby

This week, we celebrate beating up the AL East.  Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we take solace in small victories. This week, Brian Salvatore and Jack McLoone discuss the Mets’ win over the Yankees, their offensive explosion in Baltimore, the emergence of Austin Jackson, the continued presence of Jose Reyes, and lots more. (1:23) Next up, Allison McCague updates both the Nimmometer and the deGrometer, your weekly check-ins on, you guessed it, Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom. (54:56) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we...
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Cole Hamels Cubbies Crib Aug 17, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels aims to stay golden in fourth Cubs start

The 2018 season rapidly approaches its final month. Will the Chicago Cubs be able to maintain their division lead behind strong pitching performances? Despite suffering three shutout losses in their last four matchups with the Milwaukee Brewers, things look great for the Chicago Cubs. They enter Friday 3 1/2 games up on their division rival […] Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels aims to stay golden in fourth Cubs start - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Adam Jones Baltimore Sun Aug 17, 2018

Orioles activate Craig Gentry from DL as Adam Jones goes on bereavement list; Meisinger added to bullpen

The Orioles activated outfielder Craig Gentry off the disabled list Friday for their series-opener against the Indians as veteran outfielder Adam Jones went on the bereavement list, the team announced. Gentry hit .244 with a .603 OPS and 10 steals in 13 chances before he suffered a fractured rib...
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Matt Kemp DodgerBlue.com Aug 17, 2018

Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Believes Matt Kemp, Manny Machado And Max Muncy Are Each Poised For Breakouts At Plate

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded for Manny Machado during the All-Star break they acquired one of the game's...
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Cole Hamels That Balls Outta Here Aug 17, 2018

Phillies: Evaluating the return for Cole Hamels three years later

More than three years have passed since the Phillies traded away Cole Hamels. How much of a return have they gotten from the deal? The Phillies made a franchise-changing deal more than three years ago when they sent longtime ace Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. It was the most significant trade of the team’s […] Phillies: Evaluating the return for Cole Hamels three years later - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Adam Jones Pinstripe Alley Aug 17, 2018

NYY news: Orioles suggest Adam Jones for New York

Orioles contact Yankees about Adam Jones, while Curtis Granderson and Danny Valencia remain outfield options; CC Sabathia likely to start next week, but Aaron Judge is frustrated; Boone says Bird may lack stamina; Bambino remembered by fans; Notre Dame Fighting Irish to wear Yankees-themed uniforms; Fancred | Jon Heyman: Heyman reports that Adam Jones cleared waivers, and that the Orioles recently contacted the Yankees about him. Baltimore was rebuffed because the Yankees are counting on Judge’s return, and are concerned because they are only a few million dollars below the $197-million...

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