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Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie MLB record

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Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 on Tuesday night. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game – and perhaps the least likely. A scrappy second baseman who was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home runs in five seasons, including three this year. Josh Hamilton…

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Former FSU star Luke Weaver rockets to major leagues

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Luke Weaver was understandably pleased when the St. Louis Cardinals made him their first round selection in the 2014 draft. After all, the Florida State pitching star was going to one of the top franchises in all of Major League Baseball. It was something he had dared to imagine. When he signed his first professional contract in St. Louis two years ago, Weaver’s father, Mark, recalled Luke’s answer when asked which team he would like to play for when you…

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Could #NeverTrump-kins swallow a coached-up Donald Trump?

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I am, have been and remain intensely sympathetic to the #NeverTrump movement. But I also am a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Have been since 1962. What does one have to do with the other? Just this: The 2011 Cardinals taught me you never say “never.” That team, which shouldn’t have made the World Series in the first place, was, in consecutive innings of Game 6, down to its final strike. Long story short — there’s a…

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St. Louis unites against common enemy: Stan Kroenke

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St. Louis football fans don’t have the 49ers or Seahawks to hate anymore. They have a new nemesis: Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL executives who helped take away the team. It wasn’t exactly moving trucks sneaking the Colts out of Baltimore or moving the Browns from Cleveland, but Tuesday’s decision to relocate the Rams to Los Angeles left Missouri’s biggest city with bruised feelings, millions of dollars of unpaid debt from the current stadium and the distinction of…

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MLB Commissioner hopeful for Cuba game; owners to discuss netting

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful a big league team will play an exhibition game in Cuba during spring training. President Barack Obama announced in December his intention to restore diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba, and embassies were re-established in July. “There are a variety of issues involved there, not all of which are wholly within baseball’s control,” Manfred said Tuesday at the general managers meetings. “Obviously, the federal government has some significant influence on…

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Will baseball’s dramatic playoff series translate into viewers?

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With dwindling interest in baseball’s post season over the past two decades, Major League Baseball hoped for some exciting competition that might raise the level of interest. It is too soon to tell if the interest is up, but all four division series have been dramatic and, in some cases, historic. Three of the series are heading for a decisive fifth game, while the other ended in four, home-run-filled games. The Chicago Cubs have been around for 139 years and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.12.15 — Does Joe Maddon have the mojo this post-season?

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Good morning….Well, it’s Columbus Day, one of those weird federal holidays which most people in the private sector don’t enjoy (similar to next months’ Veterans Day). In typical fashion, our Congress is not only taking the day off to make the holiday, but the entire week. This, despite the fact that the House GOP is supposed to be in crisis because they don’t have a leader in the pipeline ready to replace John Boehner. Any baseball fans out there? I have…

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