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Cubs' Soto, Rays' Longoria Named Top Rookies

Both win easily, with Tampa star a unanimous choice in AL

(Newser) - Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto and Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria were named the rookies of the year today in the National and American leagues, respectively. Soto, 25, was voted an All-Star Game starter and finished the season with a .285 batting average, 23 home runs, and 86 RBI,... More »

Upon Further Review, MLB Weighs Instant Replay

First step would be test of system in Fall League

(Newser) - Baseball may begin experimenting with instant replay, starting in the Arizona Fall League and possibly second-guessing big-league umps as soon as next season, a source tells ESPN. But a league official told the AP, "We've made no final decision as to where exactly we're going to try it out,... More »

Soriano Homers Twice, Cubbies Beat Pirates

Soto, DeRosa add big flies as well

(Newser) - Alfonso Soriano homered in his first two at-bats, Geovany Soto and Mark DeRosa also homered and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday for their seventh win in eight games. Soriano connected on the first pitch from Tom Gorzelanny for his third leadoff homer in four games... More »

Utley's Throwing Error Gives Cubs 6-5 Win

Miscue in 10th inning is Phillies' 15th of the season

(Newser) - Second baseman Chase Utley's throwing error allowed Ronny Cedeno to score the go-ahead run for the Cubs in the 10th inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 today. Jayson Werth and Eric Bruntlett hit solo homers for the Phillies, while Mark DeRosa had a solo shot for the Cubs. Kerry... More »

Soto Powers Cubs Past Pirates

Big sixth inning seals sweep of Pittsburgh in 7-3 romp

(Newser) - Geovany Soto and Mike Fontenot hit two-run homers in Chicago's five-run sixth inning and the Cubs finished off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh, winning 7-3 Thursday night to run their winning streak to five games. Soto had three extra-base hits, including two doubles, among his second career four-hit game. More »

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