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The Michael Vick Era continues vs. Carson Palmer and the 4-1 Cardinals.
Cole and Arrieta tonight at 8. Season on the line.
J.A. Happ and Josh Smith, whoever that is, starting soon. Home field on the line.
Bucs trail 2-1 in the 4th as Burnett makes his final start. Home field on the line.
Liriano and Sampson tonight, home-field on the line.
Cubs and Reds are scoreless in the second. Meanwhile, the PBC prepare their Arrieta voodoo dolls.
Cole and Wacha then Lyons and Morton. Division on the line.
No game tonight, doubleheader tomorrow.
Happ and Lynn underway. Division on the line.
Liriano and Hammel in a likely NLDS Game 2 preview.
Hammel has been chased and the Bucs lead 3-0 in the 5th after a Mercer 3-run tater.
Cole and Lester today in a likely NLDS Game 1 preview.
Jeff Locke and Jerome Bettis' kid Chad today.
The lackluster-of-late Wacha starts for the Cards vs. the Brewers, so should be a good day to pick up a game.
Morton and Bergman tonight. Prepare to uncork.
Happ and Rusin tonight as the Bucs make their final pennant push. Magic number two.
Burnett takes on perennial loser Jon Gray and the hapless last-place Rockies tonight. Prepare to untuck.
Cole takes on Mike Bolsinger, whoever that is, starting shortly. Cards are up 4-2 over the Cubs after three.
The Steelers are pistol-whipping the 49ers 29-3 after three quarters. Extra point guy needs more practice.
Kershaw and Liriano in the 6th, Bucs up 2-1. Frankie has 9Ks already and has retired 16 in a row.
Locke and Greinke later tonight. Cards vs. Cubs starting soon.
Morton and Hendricks underway. Bucs down 3-1 in the third.
Burnett and Arrieta tonight.
The PBC "A" team returns and will try to prevent Arrieta from becoming the first Cubs pitcher since Jon Lieber in 2001 to win 20 games.