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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...
13 things to know about the new Bake Off series

13 things to know about the new Bake Off series

Entertainment
Ah, it's that time again. Great British Bake Off is back next week, easing us into those cooler autumn evenings with talk of proving, the gingham altar and, of course, soggy bottoms.This time we can relax - following last year's controversial move to Channel 4 from the BBC, our worst fears weren't realised. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding had more chemistry than Heston Blumenthal's egg and bacon ice cream and Prue proved a fine replacement for her baking pal Mary Berry. And ol' blue eyes, aka Paul Hollywood, was there to steady the ship. GBBO contestants revealed - 2018 Is social media behind the rise of veganism? This year, the Bake Off team are trying something new - having previously experimented with gluten-free bakes, the forthcoming series will feat...
Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez help Red Sox sweep Nats in series finale

Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez help Red Sox sweep Nats in series finale

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July 4 (UPI) -- Players from both teams wore patriotic apparel during the Boston Red Sox's 3-0 win against the Washington Nationals Wednesday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. They wore American flag arm sleeves, high socks, hats and even had firework themed shoes for the afternoon slugfest. Jackie Bradley Jr. helped the Red Sox secure the series sweep. The Red Sox centerfielder went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Second baseman Eduardo Nunez scored the other run, coming in after a wild pitch in the seventh inning from Ryan Madson. Eduardo Rodriguez spun a gem on the mound, allowing three hits and a walk over six innings. He also threw six strikeouts to earn his 10th win of the season. "The last few starts, I was throwing more fastballs and was getting more hard contact. Today, I was using m...
Cardinals, Diamondbacks open 3-game series

Cardinals, Diamondbacks open 3-game series

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PHOENIX -- Give Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray an "A" in self-evaluation. Ray won his final six regular-season decisions in 2017 after missing a month with a concussion suffered when he was struck in the head by a line drive in St. Louis on July 28. Then last Wednesday, he spun six scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over Florida in his first start after missing 58 days with an oblique injury. Ray will face the Cardinals again on Monday, in the first game of a three-game series at Chase Field. Right-hander Carlos Martinez will start for the Cardinals. "Obviously, I'm not going to go out there if I don't feel 100 percent," said Ray, a first-time All-Star in 2017. "There is a constant line of communication between me and Torey (manager Lovullo). He was open with me. He wanted me to make...
Rockies, Rangers look for elusive series win

Rockies, Rangers look for elusive series win

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Not much has gone right for Texas in the past week, but three things that the Rangers have been lacking aligned on Saturday to allow them to earn a 5-2 victory over Colorado that snapped a season-long seven-game losing streak. First the Rangers got excellent starting pitching from Mike Minor. Then they forged a five-run rally in the seventh and eighth inning -- with Adrian Beltre's triple in the latter the coup de gras -- to sweep to the lead. And lastly, Texas closer Keone Kela earned his 15th save in 15 chances to cement the win for the Rangers. It was Texas first home win since June 6 against Oakland and the Rangers' 12th come-from-behind victory of the season, nine of which have come in their final at-bat. Both teams have a chance to garner a much-needed series win when they concl...