Latest NL Central News

Cubs to cut ties with Heyward after the season

Aug. 08, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after the 2022 season, ending one of the most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings. “We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Jed Hoyer, Cubs President of Baseball Operations,...

Brewers tumble out of 1st in division after trading Hader

Aug. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the week since trading of four-time All-Star closer Josh Hader, virtually nothing has gone right for the Milwaukee Brewers. They owned a three-game lead in the NL Central when they sent Hader to the San Diego Padres, but have gone 1-5 since and trail the...

Dodgers, Mets make post-trade deadline statements

Aug. 08, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets mostly ceded the spotlight at the trade deadline. Then they played like they didn't need much help. The Dodgers swept a three-game series against San Diego to take a 15 1/2-game lead in the NL West, and the Mets took four of...

Marlins hit back-to-back homers, Luzardo beats Cubs 3-0

Aug. 07, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jesús Luzardo allowed one hit over seven innings for his first win since April, and Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick hit back-to-back home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. Yan Gomes singled with two outs...

Cardinals outslug Yankees 12-9 to complete 3-game sweep

Aug. 07, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong both homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals outlast the New York Yankees 12-9 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep. St. Louis won its season-high seventh straight in a slugfest that took 4 hours, 25 minutes...

Bullpen woes, late error doom Brewers in 4-2 loss to Reds

Aug. 07, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donovan Solano had a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Sunday. Solano, who also had an RBI double in the eight, had an RBI flyball in the 10th off Devin Williams (2-2) as the Reds won for the eighth time in...

Phillies hit 4 homers in 13-1 win, finish sweep of Nationals

Aug. 07, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies replayed highlights from Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Pete Rose and all the big plays from the 1980 World Series championship team on the big screen. The occasion was a celebration of the first World Series winner in franchise history, yes, but it couldn't help...

Pirates get rare win at Camden Yards, 8-1 over Orioles

Aug. 07, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bryse Wilson pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Ke'Bryan Hayes homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped Baltimore's five-game winning streak Sunday with an 8-1 victory over the Orioles. The Pirates also ended their own nine-game skid at Camden Yards,...

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected against Pirates

Aug. 07, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles manager Brandon Hyde has been ejected from Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. Hyde was tossed after he came out to talk to umpires about a replay review that awarded the Pirates a run in the seventh inning. Greg Allen initially was called out on a play at...

Barrero hits first 2 HRs, Reds drop Brewers into 2nd place

Aug. 07, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — José Barrero hit his first two major league home runs and the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 7-5 on Saturday night, dropping the Brewers into second place in the NL Central. Joey Votto and Donovan Solano each had a solo homer for the Reds, who hadn’t scored more...