MLB Look Ahead

Cards hope rout of Cubs leads second-half surge

Cards hope rout of Cubs leads second-half surge

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July 20 If the St. Louis Cardinals were looking for a way to free some of the frustrations of an up and down season, putting up 18 runs and getting the best of one of the National League's top pitchers was certainly a step in the right direction. FULL STORY

Dodgers send Kershaw out against Brewers

Dodgers send Kershaw out against Brewers

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July 20 Clayton Kershaw gets his first start of the second half Saturday evening as the Los Angeles Dodgers continue their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. FULL STORY

Nats hope Strasburg's return a difference vs. Braves

Nats hope Strasburg's return a difference vs. Braves

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July 19 The right-hander, out since exiting his start on June 8 with right shoulder inflammation, pitches the opener of an important three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. FULL STORY

Cubs look to stay hot against fading Cardinals

Cubs look to stay hot against fading Cardinals

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July 18 The Chicago Cubs used a strong push to enter the All-Star break leading the National League Central Division. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, finished the first half on a skid that cost manager Mike Matheny his job. FULL STORY

Scherzer starts against Sale in All-Star Game

Scherzer starts against Sale in All-Star Game

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July 16 Washington right-hander Max Scherzer will oppose Boston left-hander Chris Sale in a repeat of last year's Midsummer Classic matchup. It marks the first time since 1940 (Red Ruffing of the New York Yankees vs. Paul Derringer of the Cincinnati Reds) FULL STORY

Cards play first game after managerial change

Cards play first game after managerial change

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July 14 Matheny, 47, had managed the Cardinals since 2011 and led the franchise to the playoffs four straight years from 2012 to 2015 and to the National League championship in 2013. Shildt, 49, managed for eight years FULL STORY

Verlander faces Tigers for first time

Verlander faces Tigers for first time

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July 14 After compiling 380 starts over 12-plus season with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander will face his former team for the first time on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. FULL STORY

D-backs could go into break with sweep of Braves

D-backs could go into break with sweep of Braves

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July 14 Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin is headed to his second All-Star Game. Atlanta right-hander Julio Teheran is stuck on two selections and needs more consistency to make it back in the future. FULL STORY

Yanks, Indians conclude competitive season series

Yanks, Indians conclude competitive season series

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July 14 The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians will play for the seventh and final time in the regular season Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. FULL STORY

D-backs, Greinke face off vs. Braves, Newcomb

D-backs, Greinke face off vs. Braves, Newcomb

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July 13 Veteran Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke is headed to the All-Star Game. Until his past two starts, it looked like young Atlanta left-hander Sean Newcomb might be going as well. FULL STORY

 

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