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Cardinals aim for another series win vs. Reds

Cardinals aim for another series win vs. Reds

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A spot in the team record books is on the line Sunday, as well as an opportunity to solidify their playoff positioning. But if the St. Louis Cardinals are to beat the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium and capture their 11th consecutive series, they will probably need a strong start from a guy that recently lost his spot in the rotation. Manager Mike Shildt has opted to give an extra day of rest to the likes of Jack Flaherty, Miles Mikolas and John Gant ahead of their starts Monday through Wednesday in Washington. Shildt is going with righthander Luke Weaver (7-11, 4.59 ERA), who will make his first start since an Aug. 16 loss to the Nationals, which occurred four days after he was scratched with a cut on his right index finger from trying to open a food tray. After starting the season a...
Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Cubs traded for Cole Hamels, they figured the veteran starter would add depth to their rotation as they dealt with the uncertainty of Yu Darvish's return. But after the Cubs shut Darvish down for the season earlier this week and with Chicago's offense freshly breaking out of a slump heading into Thursday's series-opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, Hamels' impressive start to his time with the Cubs may be even more valuable than originally expected. Hamels has allowed just two earned runs in his four Cubs' starts combined and has posted wins in three of his four outings. Now, with the Cubs having lost three of their last four games, getting another steady performance out of Hamels (8-9, 4.00 ERA) on Thursday may just be what the Cubs need as ...
Liverpool 3-1 Torino: Reds finish pre-season campaign by making light work of Serie A side

Liverpool 3-1 Torino: Reds finish pre-season campaign by making light work of Serie A side

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LOOKING GOOD Goals from Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge helped Jurgen Klopp's men past Torino Liverpool rounded off their productive pre-season campaign with a satisfying 3-1 victory over Torino at Anfield. It spells the end of a summer which has seen Jurgen Klopp’s men record some impressive victories including a 4-1 triumph over Manchester United as well as a 5-0 demolition job of Serie A giants Napoli. Daniel Sturridge got himself on the scoresheet to continue his impressive pre-season The Reds, who were playing their first match at their home ground for the first time in almost three months started well and won a penalty when Sadio Mane was upended by Gleison Bremer. However, Fabinho, a penalty-taking speci...
Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

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May 16 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds star and Canada native Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for negative comments he made about Canadian baseball. The five-time All-Star was a guest on a Yahoo Sports podcast Tuesday when he made the comments. Votto was asked about fellow Canadian James Paxton throwing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. "I don't care almost at all about Canadian baseball," Votto said on the podcast. "I wasn't raised inside of Canadian baseball really ... I'm coming up on half of my life being in the United States working and being supported by American baseball." Votto later repeated that he didn't "care at all" about the fact that the Seattle Mariners pitcher threw the no-no on Canadian soil. "As far as Toronto, and Canadi...
Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales

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Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk's Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.Alfie Mawson struck the 40th-minute winner for bottom club Swansea, pouncing on a poor Van Dijk clearance from a corner that Liverpool's £75million record signing possibly should not have conceded.Liverpool came into this contest unbeaten in 18 games and on a high after ending the unbeaten record of league leaders Manchester City, so few saw this 1-0 defeat coming.It was a frustrating night for Liverpool but they almost rescued a point in stoppage time when Roberto Firmino's header, from a Van Dijk cross, came back off a post.Jurgen Klopp's side dominated possession and territory throughout, but their usual invention and spark were badly missing, with 24-g