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Martin’s homer sparks Pirates over Brewers 4-2

Pittsburgh Pirates' Russell Martin rounds first base after hitting a three-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Russell Martin swatted at Jonathan Broxton’s 96 mph fastball and watched as Carlos Gomez gave chase. When the ball cleared the fence just out of Gomez’s reach, the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher thumped his chest as he rounded first base after providing the latest lightning bolt in a season full of them for one of baseball’s most resilient teams.

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Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.

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Reigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby cleared to practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like Sidney Crosby is a pretty quick healer.

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This Date In Baseball

1902 — Chicago’s Jim Callaghan tossed the White Sox’s first no-hitter, beating Detroit 2-0.

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Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Pittsburgh Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.

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