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MLB Gets 1st Active Openly Gay Player

David Denson says hiding his sexuality was becoming 'depression level'

(Newser) - A player on a Milwaukee Brewers farm team has become the first active player in Major League Baseball to come out as gay, and as the Journal-Sentinel tells it, David Denson sort of did it accidentally—in response to being called a gay slur by a Helena Brewers teammate who... More »

Baseball MVP Braun Suspended for Doping

Will lose $3M sitting out rest of season

(Newser) - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason today in the first penalty following Major League Baseball's investigation of a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs . Braun accepted the penalty. "I am not perfect. I realize... More »

Baseball MVP Flunks Drug Test

Ryan Braun says test is wrong, appeals

(Newser) - Ryan Braun, the reigning MVP of Major League Baseball's National League, has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and faces a 50-game suspension, reports ESPN . The Milwaukee Brewers player vigorously denied using performance enhancers, with a spokesman blaming "highly unusual circumstances." Braun himself was more to the point—... More »

Cardinals Reach World Series in 'Baseball Miracle'

Team pummels the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6

(Newser) - If you told someone this in August he wouldn’t have believed you, but the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series. The Cardinals clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6, completing a 4-2 NLCS win—and a wild ride that defied all probability. With just 31 games left to... More »

Brewers Swing Trade for Zack Greinke

Send Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Jake Odorizzi to Royals

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals pulled the trigger on a deal to send Zack Greinke to the Brewers today, in exchange for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi, and another minor leaguer, most likely pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. Milwaukee also picked up shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt from the Royals as part... More »

Prince Fielder Rules HR Derby

(Newser) - Prince Fielder of Milwaukee captured tonight's All-Star Home Run Derby, scoring a 6-5 victory in the final round over Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, a former Brewers prospect. "I was just happy I was able to put on a show," said the first baseman, who did just that with... More »

'Haunted' Hotel Scares MLB Players

(Newser) - Ipods on the blink. Windows that won't close. A dead man walking his dog. The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee offers enough supernatural extras to keep many traveling baseball players away, the AP reports. "Everything's scary," said Minnesota Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez. "Everything in the hotel, the paintings... More »

Yankees: Sabathia a Done Deal

(Newser) - Yankees officials are confident that pitcher CC Sabathia will sign with the team, the New York Times reports. The seven-year, $160 million deal is the priciest ever for a pitcher. Yankees GM Brian Cashman recently met twice with Sabathia in Las Vegas and again yesterday in San Francisco. Sabathia had... More »

Philly Powers Into NLCS With 6-2 Win Over Brewers

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies found plenty of power to go with their pitching, right in time for the NL championship series, the AP reports. Pat Burrell broke out of his slump in a big way with two homers, one a three-run shot, and Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth added solo drives... More »

Cubs Are Done; Brewers Survive

(Newser) - The Cubs' century of misery won't end this year. The Dodgers beat Chicago 3-1 to complete a sweep of their best-of-5 NL playoff series, the Chicago Tribune reports. James Loney, the grand-slam hero of Game 1, hit a 2-run double in the first that held up for LA. The Cubs... More »

Phillies Up 2-0 on Brewers

Victorino grand slam fires Phillies to 5-2 win as Brewers' batting dries up

(Newser) - Shane Victorino's grand slam off a weary C.C. Sabathia blasted the Phillies to a 5-2 win over the Brewers and a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. The Brewers, who only managed three hits, will put Dave Bush on the mound tomorrow when Milwaukee... More »

Sox, Dodgers, Phillies Win Openers

Phillies, too

(Newser) - Jason Bay and Manny Ramirez both proved why they’d been acquired last night. Bay hit a two-run shot to give the Red Sox a lead they never relinquished, sending Anaheim to a 4-1 defeat, while the man he was traded for hit a solo shot in the Dodgers' 7-2... More »

Phillies Cruise in Game 1

Hamels pitches 8 shutout innings in victory over Milwaukee

(Newser) - Cole Hamels struck out nine in eight shutout innings and got all the run support he needed on a two-run, third-inning double from Chase Utley as the Philadelphia Phillies won Game 1 of their first-round National League playoff series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1. The victory was Philadelphia’s... More »

Mets Out Again; Brewers Snag Wild Card

(Newser) - The New York Mets' blunder-prone bullpen threw away their playoff hopes by serving up two homers in a 4-2 loss to the Florida Marlins today, the New York Post reports. Meanwhile C.C. Sabathia pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, securing the Brew Crew... More »

Mets Live Another Day; Phillies Clinch

(Newser) - Desperate to stay in the playoff race, the New York Mets brought back Johan Santana early and he delivered, pitching a three-hitter that led them over the Florida Marlins 2-0 on a rainy day today, the AP reports. Nearly 2 hours later, the Mets pulled into a tie with Milwaukee... More »

Zambrano Throws No-Hitter as Cubs Beat Astros 5-0

Cubs first in 36 years; game moved for Ike

(Newser) - Carlos Zambrano pitched the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in 36 years, returning from a recent bout of rotator cuff soreness to shut down the Houston Astros 5-0 tonight in a game relocated because of Hurricane Ike. The storm forced two games of the series to be moved from... More »

Brewers Furious Over Denied No-Hitter

Team appeals official's single base-hit call on CC Sabathia

(Newser) - Lefty Milwaukee Brewers CC Sabathia threw a one-hit shutout pitching a complete game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in a 7-0 victory. But instead of celebrating, the Brewers are furious that he was denied a no-hitter by an official's disputed fifth-inning base-hit call on what some say was an fielding... More »

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—... More »

Dodgers Top Brewers After Six-Run Seventh

(Newser) - Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent and Gary Bennett homered during a six-run seventh inning, leading Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 yesterday. After Jones and Kent hit solo shots, Bennett capped the burst with a three-run homer. Billingsley (3-5) didn't allow a hit until Brewers... More »

Braun Agrees to 8 Years, $45M

Deal for 2007's NL Rookie of the Year is largest in Brewers history

(Newser) - Ryan Braun grinned. He had just agreed to the largest contract in Milwaukee Brewers' history. "I really believe in the direction this franchise is headed," the NL Rookie of the Year said Thursday after his $45 million, eight-year deal was announced. "I'm extremely excited in our future.... More »

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