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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals Close To Signing A.J. Pierzynski  —  8:46pm: Pierzynski is already in Chicago and will join the Cardinals tomorrow, tweets Rosenthal.  An announcement is expected before tomorrow's game, which starts at 1:05pm CST, according to a tweet from Goold.
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Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards working on deal for Pierzynski  —  • By Derrick Goold dgoold@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8285  —  CHICAGO  • After Friday's loss to the Cubs, the Cardinals made a move that hints at the addition of a catcher before Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.  —  The expected addition is free-agent A.J. Pierzynski.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish and Viva El Birdos
Canadian Press:
Valbuena rallies Cubs past slumping Cardinals  —  CHICAGO — Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6.  —  The teams combined for five home runs …
Associated Press:
Puig, Dodgers Go Triple-Crazy, Beat Giants 8-1  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.
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Jon Heyman / CBSSports.com:
Kemp's agent Stewart on trade talks: ‘Sometimes change is good’  —  The Dodgers, after somehow fitting five players into three outfield spots for more than a year now, are trying to alleviate a numbers crunch that's become a problem for Matt Kemp (and could become one for manager Don Mattingly and the team …
Associated Press:
Davis Homers in 10th, Orioles Edge Mariners 2-1  —  SEATTLE — Chris Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a record-tying start by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 victory Friday night over the Seattle Mariners.
Canadian Press:
Brown powers rare offensive outburst for Phillies, top D-Backs  —  PHILADELPHIA — Domonic Brown homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.  —  Grady Sizemore had three hits …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and The Good Phight
Canadian Press:
Price leads Rays over Red Sox for eighth straight victory  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.
Associated Press:
Eighth-Inning Homer Carries Kansas City to Fourth Straight Win  —  Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning Friday night sent the Kansas City Royals to a victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians, 6-4, for their fourth straight win.  —  Butler connected against John Axford …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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Canadian Press:
Butler's pinch-hit homer lifts Royals over Indians
Discussion: Royals Review
Associated Press:
Angels Slip Past Tigers 2-1 With 6th-Inning Rally  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Discussion: Pearly Gates
Landon Haaf / WFAA-TV:
Williams sharp in 4-1 win over Oakland  —  To “expect the unexpected” is one of the most vague and oxymoronic phrases in our common vernacular.  —  It's a wacky saying, because it might lead one to actually expect something like six innings of five-hit, one-run ball from Jerome Williams …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Canadian Press:
Nationals continue surge, send Reds to seventh straight loss  —  CINCINNATI, Ohio — Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, and Tanner Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings Friday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump.
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