Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning’s death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos’ general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals. As field manager in the strike-shortened 1981 season, he directed Montreal to playoffs.

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St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury, and then got a boost from Mitch Harris that helped the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Matt Holliday hit a three-run drive in the seventh for St. Louis, which has won four in a row. The Brewers lost for the 10th time in 11 games to fall to 3-15. Holliday’s 26th career homer against the Brewers put the Cardinals up 5-0.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Martinez struck out eight in seven innings, Jason Heyward and Jhonny Peralta homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Friday night.

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Our weekly preview highlights National League sleepers among a sizable two-start pitcher lineup.

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Working quickly works best for Kyle Lohse. The Milwaukee veteran bounced back from a poor start this season with seven neat innings, and the Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak with 4-2 win on Thursday over the Cincinnati Reds. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pumped his right arm and yelled after recording the final out. The win was a relief for the Brewers, whose 3-13 mark is the worst in the majors.

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One of these days, Michael Wacha might be the guy who forces the other team’s starting pitcher to excel. For now, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander is having a delightful time trying to outdo the opposing team’s ace. Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight series win. This time, he was better than Scherzer – the 2013 Cy Young winner who came in with a sparkling 0.83 ERA.

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A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: — READY FOR A RECORD The New York Mets will try to tie the team record of 11 straight wins. Bartolo Colon starts against Atlanta as the Mets attempt to match the club mark done four times, most recently in 1990. New York is 9-0 at Citi Field this year. COOL DOWN Young Royals ace Yordano Ventura will try to keep his composure when he starts in Chicago vs. the White Sox.

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Brad Johnson runs down the last week of closer news and offers advice on stolen base targets.

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Take a look around MLB with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Chicago is the place to be this season if you’re looking for promising rookie debuts. The Cubs already made headlines by calling up uber-prospect Kris Bryant earlier in the season, but Tuesday gave the White Sox a chance to show off their young ace. [ There's still time to sign up for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball ] Carlos Rodon made his major-league debut in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. Much like Bryant’s debut, Rodon’s probably didn’t go as well as he had hoped. Rodon ran into trouble almost immediately. He walked Brandon Moss on four straight pitches, loading the bases. After going 2-0 to the next batter, Rodon received a mound visit from pitching coach Don Cooper. The visit wasn’t enough, as Ryan Raburn hit a weak single, plating two runs. Rodon was able to get Lonnie Chisenhall out on a weak grounder to end the inning, but the damage was already done. His control issues remained throughout the appearance. Rodon would walk the first two hitters he faced to open the seventh inning. Both players would come around to score later in the frame.  Rodon calmed down a bit in the eighth. He allowed a double against Raburn, but notched his first major-league strikeout against Chisenhall.  When all was said and done, Rodon allowed two runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings. He walked three and managed one strikeout.  Following the game, manager Robin Ventura said Rodon was probably a little too amped up during the outing.  RV on Rodon: “He was probably amped up, and couldn’t place it. That (situation is) what he’s here for.” — Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) April 22, 2015 Rodon will continue to pitch out of relief, but it’s assumed he’ll eventually move to the rotation at some point this season. Like Bryant, he’s probably hoping things get better quickly following a tough debut.   REDS AND BREWERS COMBINE FOR THREE GRAND SLAMS, SCORE 26 RUNS The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers showed how much they appreciated Bryan Price’s rant Tuesday by trying to score as many runs as Price used profanities . While both clubs fell short, there’s no shame in scoring a combined 26 runs. The scoring began in the third inning. With the bases juiced, Jay Bruce clobbered a 91 mph fastball out to right field for the first grand slam of the contest. The Brewers would battle back in the bottom of the inning, however, tying the game at four. That wouldn’t last. In the fourth inning, Todd Frazier added the Reds’ second grand slam of the night. Cincinnati’s offense would continue to put crooked numbers on the board, finishing with 16 runs. The Brewers did their best to get back into the game. In the sixth inning, they picked up their own grand slam. Elian Herrera belted a splitter out to right field, notching the third grand slam in the contest. This is just the fourth time in Major League history that there has been 3 grand slams in one game — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 22, 2015 The Brewers would finish with 10 runs, but it wasn’t enough.

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Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy could miss four to six weeks with a fractured big left toe. Manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday starting second baseman Scooter Gennett was placed on the DL after cutting his left hand in the shower after Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. The Brewers called up utility man Elian Herrera from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace Gennett. Outfielder Carlos Gomez is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

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