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One rumor recently overheard has All-Star Josh F. Harrison, Ernesto Frieri, Chris Stewart, and Michael Martinez to the Red Sox for Lester and a player to be named later.
No game today, just a meaningless scrimmage, so it doesn't matter what happened. In other news, the Cards got destroyed 12-1.
Frankie and Hudson underway. Bucs are up 3-0 in the second after JFH and Bickle both went yard.
The Brewers lost earlier, so the PBC are 1.5 games out of first. Prepare to untuck.
The Vanimal takes on Bumgarner in a likely NLCS Game 4 preview. Morel starting at third as Pedro practices throwing at widest side of Beer Fort barn.
Morales and Volquez at four with the playoffs on the line.
Charlie Morton takes on Jimmy Anderson again tonight. Bucs three games back.
Frankie and Haren tonight in a likely NLCS preview.
After Polanco and Bickle drive in runs to put the PBC up 7-4, Cutch just got beaned. Prepare for fisticuffs.
Volquez and Ryu tonight. PBC 1.5 games out.
Charlie Morton takes on Jimmy Anderson, starting soon. Bucs still 3.5 games back.
Frankie and De La Rosa underway. Game is scoreless in the second. Bucs are 3.5 games out of first.
Morton and Leake at 7:15 for Free T-Shirt Night.
Lynn and Cumpton starting soon. The PBC will try to not lose on a walk-off home run.
The Vanimal takes on Martinez and the hated Cards tonight at eight with the division on the line.
Wainwright and Morton tonight at eight. All-Star JFH is leading off and playing RF. The white-hot second-place PBC are now six games over .500 and just 4.5 games out.