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Cubs Battle Back to Top of NL Central

Four homers propel Chicago to 6-2 triumph in Houston

(Newser) - The Cubs edged a half game ahead of Milwaukee in the heated National League Central race last night, shelling the Astros' Woody Williams (8-15) for six runs on four longballs to Houston's two. Chicago's defense stepped it up as well, pulling in key double plays to help Steve Trachsel lock... More »

Cubs Drop Out of First Place

Pittsburgh series' win keeps things interesting in the NL Central

(Newser) - Freddy Sanchez' second-inning bases-loaded triple yesterday propelled a Pirates victory over the Cubs, 10-5. The loss allowed Milwaukee to take sole possession of first place in a congested, bumbling National League Central that Chicago had led since August 17. Call-up outfielder Nyjer Morgan continued to impress with three RBIs and... More »

Astros Dump Manager Garner, GM Purpura

Houston owner says it's 'time for a change' in last-place operation

(Newser) - The Astros released manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura yesterday, temporarily replacing them with bench coach Cecil Cooper and the president of operations Tal Smith. The Astros, who have sunk to 58-73 under Garner and Purpura, are tied with Pittsburgh for last place in the National League Central,... More »

Brewers Place Sheets on DL

Injured finger on throwing hand benches All-Star for 4-6 weeks

(Newser) - The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-handed ace Ben Sheets on the disabled list for at least 4 weeks, citing a torn tendon in his throwing hand. The Brewers, currently battling Chicago for first place in the NL Central, will sit their All-Star for two weeks before sketching a rehab schedule.... More »

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