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...Beane got an early jump on the deadline when he acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in a deal with the Chicago Cubs on July 4.The blockbuster trade created an awkward scene at the All-Star Game, where Samardzija was introduced...

Johnson, Braves enter All-Star break on high note

...a couple days off.Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday to keep pace with Washington at the top of the NL East.Johnson hit a long drive to center field for...

Braves batter Cubs

...it was tough to pitch.Johnson homered twice and Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.Johnson and Justin Upton each drove in four runs for the Braves.Johnson and Minor homered and...

Alex Wood's solid start spoiled by Cubs' walkoff win

...it wasn't enough for Atlanta.Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 5-4 on Friday. The Braves have lost five of six following a nine-game winning streak.Bethancourt...

Kershaw or Wainwright against Felix? All-Star matchup could be one to savor

...atop the division. Atlanta faces the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs this week, while the Nationals take on Baltimore and...trading Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland, the Chicago Cubs will obviously be shaking up their rotation this week...

Reds outfielder is going to fill in at first while Joey Votto tries to heal

...Reds are making a big switch to get by without Joey Votto.Bruce was ready to start at first base Monday against the Chicago Cubs, the first time in his professional career that he's played anywhere other than the outfield. Manager Bryan Price...

Trade keeps Jeff Samardzija off NL All-Star team

...postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.A day after Samardzija was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland, a big league-high six Athletics were picked Sunday for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July...

Tobacco: Baseball's dangerous tradition

...quit using tobacco. The Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that perhaps one-third to half of the players in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse use smokeless tobacco. Several acknowledged that Gwynn's death has made them consider quitting, the article...

Brad Ausmus has Tigers back atop AL Central

...are each a game above .500 under their new skippers. Meanwhile, Bryan Price and the Cincinnati Reds (17-19) have struggled to get untracked, while Rick Renteria and the Chicago Cubs (12-24) might be headed for another rough season.

Ervin Santana stays unbeaten as Braves blank Cubs

...unbeaten, Ryan Doumit snapped a scoreless tie with a pinch-hit double in the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Saturday night.Santana (4-0) overcame a rain delay of 1 hour, 7 minutes in the third inning and outlasted...