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April 30th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

aBucs ready to play non-NL Central opponent

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140429&content_id=73744218&notebook_id=73745090&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Pirates & Orioles rained out for 2nd straight day, will play single-admission DH on Thursday

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/04/30/pirates-orioles-rained-out-for-2nd-straight-day-will-play-single-admission-dh/

Brewers are for real, not an April fluke, thanks to pitching

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/morosi-milwaukee-brewers-for-real-yovani-gallardo-kyle-lohse-matt-garza-042914

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman expected back in 7-to-10 days

http://tracking.si.com/2014/04/30/reds-aroldis-chapman-expected-back-7-to-10-days/

Ernie Banks seeking to reunite Sammy Sosa, Cubs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-ernie-banks-sammy-sosa-20140430,0,5678646.story

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MLB issues 4 suspensions after Brewers-Pirates brawl

MLB issues 4 suspensions after Brewers-Pirates brawl

Tuesday the MLB announced that 4 players – 2 Brewers and 2 Pirates – will receive suspensions for their involvement in the benches clearing brawl at PNC Park on Easter Sunday.

Martin Maldonado, the Brewers backup catcher, will be forced to sit out 5 games after he punched Pirates outfielder Travis Snider in the face. Snider will serve a 2 game suspension for his involvement in the scrum which began between Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomes and Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole in the top of the 3rd inning. Gomes received a 3 game suspension.

Pirates catcher, Russell Martin, will be required to sit out 1 game for helping Snider tackle Gomez to the ground.

In addition, all 4 players must pay a fine but the amounts have not been released. The suspensions are in effect starting Tuesday night unless the players decide to appeal.

The Pirates and Brewers meet again on May 13 for a three-game series in Milwaukee.

April 19 Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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Mike Tyson Throws out First Pitch in Pittsburgh

http://mlb.com/fancave/blog/article.jsp?content=article&content_id=72461038&partnerId=th_twitter

Reds’ Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/04/18/reds-chapman-cleared-to-throw-batting-practice/7878045/

Renteria wants better focus from Cubs

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/23168/renteria-wants-better-focus-from-cubs

Goodbye Zoltan

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140409&content_id=71528314&notebook_id=71528608&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Are Cardinals Fans the Best in Baseball?

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/04/cardinals_fans_best_baseball.php

St. Louis Cardinals Avoid Pitfalls of Big Contracts

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2021492-st-louis-cardinals-avoid-pitfalls-of-big-contracts

Why Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez Will Be in the Running for MVP in 2014

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2025085-why-pittsburgh-pirates-pedro-alvarez-will-be-in-the-running-for-mvp-in-2014