Pittsburgh Pirates Look to Inch Closer to Playoffs Against San Diego Padres

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently in a pair of dogfights, as they are one game behind the first-place St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central and are also trying to hold on to one of the NL’s two wild […]

2013 MLB Playoffs: Setting Up the Atlanta Braves’ Starting Rotation

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Oakland Athletics Try to Stay Hot Against C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels

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The Oakland Athletics have won five straight games, including a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers over the weekend, to build a 6.5-game lead over the Rangers in the AL West. “It’s a good lead, but we can’t pay too […]

Returning Johnny Cueto Looks to Pitch Cincinnati Reds Past Houston Astros

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The Cincinnati Reds are currently in line to receive the second National League wild card spot, with either the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals — two of their fellow NL Central clubs — poised to take the first wild […]

5 Individual Awards the Atlanta Braves Deserve to Receive

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Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Needs to Put Up or Shut Up

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Most players who have 21 home runs and 53 RBIs are starters for their teams, but Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla doesn’t deserve to be one. Thankfully, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has finally figured that out, as he has started […]

Oakland Athletics’ Offense Must Wake Up Against Minnesota Twins

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The Oakland Athletics are currently two games ahead of the second-place Texas Rangers in the American League West, but they just can’t seem to score runs for starting pitcher Sonny Gray, who was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 10. […]

There’s No Better Time for Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis to Get Hot Than Right Now

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Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis burst onto the scene like a house on fire in the first two months of the season, clubbing 12 home runs and knocking in 32 runs, while compiling a batting average of .281. The 27 […]

Atlanta Braves Starter Julio Teheran Looks to Shut Down Miami Marlins Again

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran hasn’t pitched since defeating the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Aug. 30. On Tuesday in Atlanta, the 22-year-old right-hander will look to filet the Fish yet again. The Braves skipped Teheran’s last start — not […]

Los Angeles Dodgers Look to End Skid Against Arizona Diamondbacks

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Since holding a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the National League midway through last week, the Atlanta Braves have lost four games in a row. Unfortunately, the Dodgers — who were the hottest […]

Atlanta Braves’ Craig Kimbrel Has Chance to Be Greatest Closer of All-Time

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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will retire at the end of the season with the most saves in MLB history, a whopping 649 and counting. Since taking over as the club’s full-time closer in 1997, he has recorded at […]

Elliot Johnson Should Be Atlanta Braves’ Starting Second Baseman

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The Atlanta Braves‘ Elliot Johnson is good at impersonating people, doing pretty spot-on impressions of Harry Caray and Tim Kurkjian, among others. But since the Braves claimed him off waivers from the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 22, Johnson has […]