Wainwright pitches Cardinals past Nationals for 3-2 win

Baseball 04/30/19, 21:32

Adam Wainwright pitched neatly into the seventh inning, helping himself by kicking the ball over to first for a key out, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night.Harrison Bader drove in two runs and Kolten Wong had two hits as NL Central-leading St. Louis ...

Leading off: Sale goes for 1st win

Baseball 04/27/19, 20:42

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:SALE TIMEBoston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has gone without a win in his first five starts for the first time in his major league career. The left-hander is 0-4 with a 7.43 ERA going into Sunday's outing at Fenway Park against ...

Wainwright gets 150th win as Cards sweep Brewers

Baseball 04/24/19, 21:29

Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.Last year's MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of the day off but still had ...

Leading off: Guerrero to majors; Gonzalez back to Brewers

Sports 04/24/19, 20:11

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday.VLADDY TIMEVladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his much-anticipated major league debut. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote their promising slugger before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics, manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday. Guerrero, 20-year-old son of Hall of Famer Vladimir ...

Wainwright gets 150th win as Cards sweep Brewers

Baseball 04/24/19, 19:11

Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.Last year's MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of the day off but still had ...

Pitcher Michael Wacha goes on Cardinals’ injured list

Baseball 04/22/19, 18:01

Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day injured list because of patellar tendinitis in his left knee and will miss his scheduled start Tuesday against NL Central rival Milwaukee.St. Louis said the move was retroactive to Friday. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was recalled Monday from Triple-A Memphis."Something he's had ...

Brewers hit 5 home runs, send Cubs to 6th loss in row, 13-10

Baseball 04/05/19, 23:06

Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and the Milwaukee Brewers connected five times in all, outslugging the Cubs 13-10 Friday night and sending Chicago to its sixth straight loss.Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. They ...

Peralta dominates, Brewers beat Reds 1-0 for sweep

Baseball 04/03/19, 14:16

Freddy Peralta threw two-hit ball for a career-high eight innings, and Manny Pina singled home a run with Milwaukee's only hit off Luis Castillo on Wednesday, leading the Brewers to a 1-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.The defending NL Central champions improved 6-1, two games better ...

Arcia’s HR breaks slump, leads Brewers over Reds 4-3

Baseball 04/02/19, 20:55

Orlando Arcia ended his season-opening slump with a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their domination of the Cincinnati Reds by holding on for a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.Milwaukee has won the first two games of the series and 15 of 21 against Cincinnati over the last two seasons. ...

Yelich HR in first 3 games, 1st to do it after winning MVP

Sports 03/30/19, 19:12

Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first player to win an MVP award and then hit a home run in the first three games of the next season.Yelich connected in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Saturday. After leading the Brewers ...

Reds open 150-year celebration hoping to leapfrog Pirates

Baseball 03/27/19, 14:00

The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue.The Reds haven't been in the opening day spotlight this way for years.The last time Cincinnati was at baseball's epicenter ...

Yelich, Brewers look for another playoff season

Baseball 03/19/19, 15:28

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think the best way to duplicate their success from last season is to forget it happened altogether.Milwaukee won the NL Central last year for the first time since 2011 and made it all the way to the NL Championship Series before losing to the ...

Puig & Co.: New-look Reds try to escape NL Central cellar

Baseball 03/19/19, 14:53

During Yasiel Puig's six seasons in LA, the Dodgers won at least 91 games and made the playoffs each year, reaching the World Series twice. The outfielder knows nothing but winning at the major league level.Hello, Cincinnati.An offseason trade transplanted Puig to the other side of the country and the ...

Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach

Football 03/16/19, 19:41

Baker Mayfield wasn't going to pass up this opportunity.Fully aware the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to protect him, Mayfield knew he wouldn't get into a spring training game during his two-day stay with the NL Central champions. But they let the Cleveland Browns quarterback get real close — a surprise stint ...

Pirates largely stand pat hoping to build off 2018 success

Baseball 02/08/19, 14:52

The franchise's fourth-best season in a quarter century wasn't good enough for Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly.While Coonelly pointed to Pittsburgh's 82-79 finish in 2018 as a "move in the right direction," he stressed it shouldn't get confused with the ultimate final destination."Nobody is satisfied with 82 wins in this ...

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:49

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Milwaukee BrewersManager: Craig Counsell (fifth season).2018: 96-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLCS.Training Town: Phoenix.Park: Maryvale Baseball ...

High hopes as Milwaukee Brewers begin spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 10:25

David Stearns is a popular guy these days. At the grocery store. Pumping gas for his car. Out for lunch or dinner.Everyone wants to talk about the Milwaukee Brewers."They are excited for the start of baseball season," said Stearns, who was promoted to president of baseball operations last month. "They ...

Cubs hope internal improvement leads to more success

Baseball 02/08/19, 02:11

The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter.There was nowhere else to go.Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card ...

Cardinals hope Goldschmidt, Miller push team over the top

Baseball 02/08/19, 02:11

John Mozeliak has built enough championship clubs in St. Louis that he immediately recognized after the Cardinals failed to make the playoffs last season that changes needed to be made.The president of baseball operations also knew they were close.So with an aggressive approach to the offseason, Mozeliak traded for six-time ...

Epstein thinks Maddon will stay with Cubs past this season

Baseball 01/19/19, 21:33

Joe Maddon's future is a big question hovering over the Chicago Cubs heading into the season.President of baseball operations Theo Epstein thinks everything is going to work out just fine."My bet is that it goes extraordinarily well with Joe and the whole group and that he's here for a long ...

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