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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/16/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/16/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (80-70) – Boston Red Sox 0 (66-85)

Baltimore Orioles 8 (91-60) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (77-73)

New York Mets 9 (73-79) – Miami Marlins 1 (73-77)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (74-78) – New York Yankees 1 (76-74)

Washington Nationals 3 (87-63) – Atlanta Braves 0 (75-76)

Chicago Cubs 7 (67-84) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (71-81)

Minnesota Twins 4 (64-87) – Detroit Tigers 3 (84-67) 

San Francisco Giants 2 (83-68) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (62-89)

Colorado Rockies 10 (60-91) – Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (86-65)

Cleveland Indians 4 (77-73) – Houston Astros 2 (67-84)

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (79-72) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (83-68) -12 Innings

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/15/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/15/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: Philadelphia Eagles 30 (2-0) – Indianapolis Colts 27 (0-2)

MLB: Baltimore Orioles 5 (90-60) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (77-72)

Miami Marlins 6 (73-76) – New York Mets 5 (72-79)

Tampa Bay Rays 1 (73-78) – New York Yankees 0 (76-73)

Washington Nationals 4 (86-63) – Atlanta Braves 2 (75-75)

Chicago Cubs 1 (66-84) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (71-80)

Houston Astros 3 (67-83) – Cleveland Indians 1 (76-73)

San Diego Padres 1 (69-80) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (69-81)

Los Angeles Angels 8 (94-56) – Seattle Mariners 1 (80-69)

Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (62-88) – San Francisco Giants 2 (82-68)

Los Angeles Dodgers 11 (86-64) – Colorado Rockies 3 (59-91)

Kansas City Royals 4 (82-67) – Chicago White Sox 3 (68-82)

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Cubs’ Starlin Castro Likely to Miss the Rest of the Season

Cubs’ Starlin Castro Likely to Miss the Rest of the Season

Kent C. Horner/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Earlier this week the Chicago Cubs lost first baseman Anthony Rizzo for an indefinite period of time, and now it has been revealed that shortstop Starlin Castro is likely to miss the rest of the season with a high ankle sprain.

Castro injured himself when he slid into home during the first inning of the team’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. His cleat got caught in the dirt around home plate. An MRI revealed the sprain.

“Right now the prognosis is four weeks to come back,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Wednesday. “We’re not going to shut him down. His mentality is he can beat four weeks and come back.”

After a down season in 2013, the 24-year-old Castro has rebounded quite nicely in 2014. If his season is truly over, he’ll have played 134 games this season while batting .292 with 14 home runs and 65 RBIs.

“In my mind’s eye he’s had a very productive season,” manager Rick Renteria said. “He’s dealt with a lot of different things very positively. He’s worked extremely hard.”

Rookie Javier Baez will shift over from second base to shortstop.

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Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo Out Indefinitely

Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo Out Indefinitely

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — One of the feel good stories for the Cubs this season might have a rough ending as first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out indefinitely with a mild back strain.

“We’re going to be cautious with him,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday. “It’s the type of thing where if it was before expanded rosters he probably would be a DL. With the expanded rosters in September there is no need to DL him. We’re going to be cautious and make sure we knock it out. It’s nothing chronic, nothing that will bother him long term, but it’s just something we don’t want to rush back from.”

In his second full season in Major League Baseball, Rizzo made his first All-Star team and gave Cubs fans hope for the future.

In 129 games this season, the 25-year-old Rizzo is hitting .278 with 30 home runs and 71 RBIs.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (68-64) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (71-60)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (75-55) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (64-68)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (60-72) – Washington Nationals 3 (75-56)

Detroit Tigers 5 (71-59) – New York Yankees 2 (68-62)

New York Mets 3 (62-70) – Atlanta Braves 2 (68-64)

Chicago Cubs 3 (59-72) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (63-69)

Kansas City Royals 2 (73-58) – Minnesota Twins 1 (58-73)

Houston Astros 4 (56-77) – Oakland Athletics 2 (77-54)

San Francisco Giants 3 (69-62) – Colorado Rockies 0 (53-78)

Cleveland Indians 8 (67-63) – Chicago White Sox 6 (59-72) -10 Innings

Boston Red Sox 11 (58-74) – Toronto Blue Jays 7 (66-66) -11 Innings

Seattle Mariners 5 (72-59) – Texas Rangers 0 (51-80)

Los Angeles Angels 8 (78-53) – Miami Marlins 2 (65-66)

San Diego Padres 4 (61-70) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (73-59)

Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (75-58) – Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (55-77)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/22/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (56-72) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (73-53)

Tampa Bay Rays 8 (63-65) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (65-63)

Philadelphia Phillies 5 (57-71) – St. Louis Cardinals 4 (69-58)

San Francisco Giants 10 (68-59) – Washington Nationals 3 (73-54)

Houston Astros 5 (55-75) – Cleveland Indians 1 (64-62)

New York Yankees 4 (65-61) – Chicago White Sox 3 (59-69)

Seattle Mariners 5 (69-58) – Boston Red Sox 3 (56-72)

Kansas City 6 (71-56) – Texas Rangers 3 (49-78)

Atlanta Braves 3 (68-61) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (61-68) 12 Innings

Pittsburgh Pirates 8 (66-62) – Milwaukee Brewers 3 (71-57)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (54-75) – San Diego Padres 1 (59-68)

Minnesota Twins 20 (57-70) – Detroit Tigers 6 (68-58)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (73-57) – New York Mets 2 (60-69)

Oakland Athletics 5 (75-52) – Los Angeles Angels 3 (76-51)

Miami Marlins 13 (64-63) – Colorado Rockies 5 (50-77)

NFL Preseason: New England Patriots 30 (2-1) – Carolina Panthers 7 (1-2)

Detroit Lions 13 (2-1) – Jacksonville Jaguars 12 (1-2)

New York Giants 35 (4-0) – New York Jets 24 (2-1)

Green Bay Packers 31 (2-1) – Oakland Raiders 21 (1-2)

Seattle Seahawks 34 (2-1) – Chicago Bears 6 (2-1)

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Ryan Blaney wins the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/18/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/18/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (54-70) – New York Mets 1 (59-67)

Washington Nationals 5 (70-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (53-72) 11 Innings

Atlanta Braves 7 (65-60) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (64-61)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (55-70) – Seattle Mariners 1 (67-57)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (73-50) – Boston Red Sox 2 (56-68) 

Baltimore Orioles 8 (71-52) – Chicago White Sox 2 (59-66)

Kansas City Royals 6 (69-55) – Minnesota Twins 4 (55-68)

St. Louis Cardinals 6 (67-57) – Cincinnati Reds 5 (61-64) 10 Innings

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Hendricks Leads Cubs Past Mets, 4-1

Hendricks Leads Cubs Past Mets, 4-1

Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (5-1) allowed one earned run on three hits across seven innings as Chicago (54-70) took care of the New York Mets (59-67) on Monday, 4-1.

With the game tied at one in the top of the eighth inning, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took a 1-1 pitch from Mets reliever Buddy Carlyle and sent it over the right field wall. Chicago would tack on two more runs in the ninth, on a two-run homer from rookie second baseman Javier Baez.

First baseman Lucas Duda put the Mets on the scoreboard first with a solo blast off of Hendricks in the fourth.

Mets starter Carlos Torres, filling in for Bartolo Colon, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out six.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (64-55) – Detroit Tigers 2 (63-54)

Boston Red Sox 3 (53-65) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (60-59)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (69-52) – Atlanta Braves 2 (60-59)

Miami Marlins 3 (59-60) – St. Louis Cardinals 0 (62-56)

Washington Nationals 7 (64-53) – New York Mets 1 (57-63)

Chicago Cubs 3 (51-67) – Milwaukee Brewers 0 (66-54)

Houston Astros 10 (50-70) – Minnesota Twins 4 (53-65)

Oakland Athletics 11 (73-46) – Kansas City Royals 3 (64-54)

San Diego Padres 4 (56-62) – Colorado Rockies 1 (46-73)

Seattle Mariners 6 (64-55) – Toronto Blue Jays 3 (63-58)

Los Angeles Angels 7 (69-49) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (53-67)

Texas Rangers 3 (47-72) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (58-61) -14 Innings

Chicago White Sox 3 (57-63) – San Francisco Giants 2 (62-57) -10 Innings

New York Yankees (61-57) @ Baltimore Orioles (68-50)  (postponed due to rain)

Arizona Diamondbacks (51-67) @ Cleveland Indians (59-59) (postponed due to rain)

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Report: Cubs Planning to Promote INF Javier Baez

Report: Cubs Planning to Promote INF Javier Baez

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Cubs are planning to promote infielder Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, according to ESPN. He’s expected to make his debut Tuesday night in Colorado.

In 104 games this season with the Cubs Triple-A affiliate, the 21-year-old Baez is batting .260 with 23 home runs and 80 RBIs. He has also scored 64 runs and swiped 16 bases.

In 2013, Baez hit .282 with 37 homers and 111 RBIs between Class A and Double-A.

The Cubs, in the midst of a rebuilding year, are 47-63.

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Cubs Acquire Pitcher Felix Doubront from the Red Sox

Cubs Acquire Pitcher Felix Doubront from the Red Sox

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Pitcher Felix Doubront seemed to be in need of change, and the Boston Red Sox are granting him that as they’ve traded him to the Chicago Cubs for a low-level prospect after the Rule 5 draft.

While Doubront had little regular success recently, he did pitch very well for the team during their run to a World Series Championship last season in which he posted a 1.29 ERA in 7.0 innings.

“He has performed well for us over a period of time,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Doubront. “And it can’t be understated the importance of his relief appearances last year in the World Series. Those were two pivotal outings by him and he did a great job.”

Splitting time as a reliever and starter this season, Doubront struggled mightily. In 17 appearances, he’s 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP.

Right-hander Brandon Workman was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Doubront’s spot on the 25-man roster.

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Cubs Top Rockies 4-3 in 16-Inning Marathon

Cubs Top Rockies 4-3 in 16-Inning Marathon

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — In a wild game that neither team will likely forget for a while, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings.
Emilio Bonafacio’s home run in the bottom of the 4th inning tied the game 4-4, …

Wainwright Earns League-Leading 13th Win

Wainwright Earns League-Leading 13th Win

Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings allowing no runs, five hits, and three walks while striking out five to earn his major league-leading 13th win in the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Wainwright (13-5) bounces back from his last start when he allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays.

“The results usually follow my delivery,” said Wainwright, who lowered his ERA to 1.92. “When I control my delivery — I told you I was gonna get things under wraps — and get my arm in the right spot, success was following that.

“They hit some balls hard, but we played some great defense and made some pitches when we needed to.”

Cubs rookie pitcher Kyle Hendricks was the tough luck loser allowing only one run, a solo homer to outfielder Matt Holliday.

The win puts the Cardinals (56-48) two games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/25/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/25/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Chicago Cubs 7 (42-59) – St. Louis Cardinals 6 (54-48)

New York Yankees 6 (54-48) – Toronto Blue Jays 4 (54-50)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (50-53) – Boston Red Sox 4 (47-56)

Washington Nationals 4 (56-44) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (51-51)

Philadelphia Philles 9 (45-58) – Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (44-59)

San Diego Padres 5 (46-56) – Atlanta Braves 2 (55-48)

Texas Rangers 4 (41-62) – Oakland Athletics 1 (63-39)

Chicago White Sox 9 (50-54) – Minnesota Twins 5 (46-56)

New York Mets 3 (49-54) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (58-46)

Kansas City Royals 6 (52-50) – Cleveland Indians 4 (51-52)

Miami Marlins 2 (49-53) – Houston Astros 0 (42-61)

Colorado Rockies 8 (42-60) – Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (54-48)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (61-41) – Detroit Tigers 1 (57-43)

Baltimore Orioles 2 (57-45) – Seattle Mariners 1 (53-50) – 10 Innings

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (57-47) – San Francisco Giants 1 (57-46)

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Sale, Rizzo Win MLB Final Vote

Sale, Rizzo Win MLB Final Vote

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On Thursday, MLB’s fan base spoke, electing Chris Sale and Anthony Rizzo as the Final Vote winners for the 2014 All-Star Game.

It is the 13th season in which the social media/Internet voting method has taken place to decide the final member for both the American League and National League teams.

Sale, an ace on the Chicago White Sox staff, received 6.7 million votes to earn his third All-Star spot. The lefty is 8-1 on the year with a 2.08 earned run average and has been the most dominant pitcher on the White Sox staff.

The 8.8 million votes cast for Rizzo gave the Chicago Cubs first baseman his first ever All-Star appearance. Rizzo his currently hitting .277 for the Cubs and is tied for second in the NL with 20 home runs. He joins shortstop Starlin Castro on the NL roster.

Meanwhile, Erik Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will replace Kansas City’s Alex Gordon on the AL squad. Gordon received an injection on Thursday to help combat a sprained right wrist.

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Valbuena Leads Cubs Past Reds, 6-4

Valbuena Leads Cubs Past Reds, 6-4

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena tripled home two runs in the 12th inning as Chicago (39-52) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (49-43) on Thursday 6-4 to avoid the five-game sweep.

Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed three earned runs and two hits over five innings of work. He left the game after feeling pain his right knee while attempting to throw a pitch to Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.

Blake Parker (1-0) picked up the victory in relief for Chicago with two scoreless innings.

Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick hit his sixth home run of the season in the top of the third inning.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/8/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – World Cup Semifinals: Germany 7 – Brazil 1

MLB: Cincinnati Reds 4 (47-42) – Chicago Cubs 2 (38-50) Game One

Cincinnati Reds 6 (48-42) – Chicago Cubs 5 (38-51) Game Two

Cleveland Indians 5 (44-45) – New York Yankees 3 (45-44)

Detroit Tigers 14 (49-37) – Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (51-41)

New York Mets 8 (41-49) – Atlanta Braves 3 (49-41)

Chicago White Sox 8 (44-47) – Boston Red Sox 3 (39-51)

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (42-51) – Kansas City Royals 3 (46-43)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (49-42) – Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (47-43)

Miami Marlins 2 (44-46) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (38-54)

Minnesota Twins 2 (40-49) – Seattle Mariners 0 (49-41)

Houston Astros 8 (38-54) – Texas Rangers 3 (38-52)

Colorado Rockies 2 (38-53) – San Diego Padres 1 (40-50)

Philadelphia Phillies 9 (39-51) – Milwaukee Brewers 7 (52-39)

Oakland Athletics 6 (57-33) – San Francisco Giants 1 (49-41)

Toronto Blue Jays 4 (48-44) – Los Angeles Angels 0 (52-37)

Baltimore Orioles (49-40) Vs. Washington Nationals (48-40) Postponed due to rain

 

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Cubs Send Samardzija at Oakland

Cubs Send Samardzija at Oakland

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Chicago Cubs continued to revamp their farm system while the Oakland Athletics may have cemented their spot as a World Series favorite. On Friday night, the Cubs dealt starting pitchers Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija to Oakland for a trio of prospects and a player to be named later.

Samardzija is 2-7 on the year with a 2.83 earned run average. Hammel, who pitched the Cubs to a win on Friday night, has a 2.98 ERA and a 7-5 overall record. The 29-year-old Samardzija still has one year of arbitration to go before being eligible to become a free agent. Hammel’s contract expires at the end of this season. 

To complete the deal, the Athletics (53-33) gave up three of their top prospects along with a future consideration. Addison Russell, the 2012 first-round pick by Oakland, is ranked as the third best prospect in all of minor league baseball by Keith Law. Billy McKinney is hitting .241 on the year with 10 homers and 33 RBI while pitcher Dan Straily were also part of the trade.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup – Quarterfinals: Germany 1 – France 0

Brazil 2 – Colombia 1

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7 (38-46) – Washington Nationals 2 (46-39)

New York Yankees 6 (43-42) – Minnesota Twins 5 (38-47)

Oakland Athletics 1 (53-33) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (47-41) 12 Innings

Pittsburgh Pirates 8 (45-41) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (37-49)

San Diego Padres 2 (39-47) – San Francisco Giants 0 (47-39)

Chicago White Sox 7 (41-46) – Seattle Mariners 1 (47-39)

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (47-40) – Miami Marlins 2 (41-45)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (44-41) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (51-36)

Kansas City Royals 7 (45-40) – Cleveland Indians 1 (41-44)

Atlanta Braves 5 (48-38) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (36-52)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (39-50) – Detroit Tigers 3 (48-35)

New York Mets 6 (38-48) – Texas Rangers 5 (37-49)

Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (50-39) – Colorado Rockies 0 (36-51)

Los Angeles Angels 7 (49-36) – Houston Astros 6 (36-52)

Baltimore Orioles (46-39) Vs. Boston Red Sox (38-47) Postponed due to rain

Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest: Joey Chestnut eats 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win.

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kasey Kahne wins Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/27/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/27/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB:  Game 1 - Tampa Bay Rays 5 (33-48) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (41-37)

Game 2: Baltimore Orioles 4 (42-37) – Tampa Bay Rays 1 (33-49)

New York Yankees 6 (41-37) – Boston Red Sox 0 (36-44)

Chicago Cubs 7 (34-44) – Washington Nationals 2 (41-38)

Chicago White Sox 5 (37-44) – Toronto Blue Jays 4 (45-37)

Atlanta Braves 4 (41-38) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (36-43)

Oakland Athletics 9 (49-30) – Miami Marlins 5 (39-41)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (41-39) – New York Mets 2 (36-44) 11 Innings

Texas Rangers 5 (36-43) – Minnesota Twins 4 (36-42)

Kansas City Royals 8 (41-38) – Los Angeles Angels 6 (44-34)

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (50-32) – Colorado Rockies 2 (35-45)

Houston Astros 4 (35-46) – Detroit Tigers 3 (43-33) 11 Innings

Cincinnati Reds 6 (41-38) – San Francisco Giants 2 (46-34)

Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (34-48) – San Diego Padres 1 (34-46)

Saint Louis Cardinals 3 (44-37) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (45-37)

Seattle Mariners 3 (43-37) – Cleveland Indians 2 (38-41)

NHL Draft: The Florida Panther select defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kevin Harvick wins the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway

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