The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple reports Monday.

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Adam Wainwright praised his new teammate A.J. Pierzynski on Sunday. A day after he signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pierzynski caught Wainwright, who threw seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. “I think with he, Tony (Cruz) and Yadier (Molina), we’ve got proven game-callers back there,” Wainwright said. Pierzynski also delivered at the plate, going 4-for-8 with a double and an RBI in his first two games with the Cardinals.

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Major league teams increased their spending on amateur draft picks 1.5 percent this year from a similar point last summer, yet the total dollars remained below the record set in 2011 before restraints were put in place Fifteen teams went over their bonus pool allotments, up from 11 last year and 10 in 2011, and will pay $2.68 million in tax. The record of $233.6 million spent on amateur draft picks was set three years ago. I don’t think that I envisioned it doing what it’s done.” This year’s total would have been higher if the Houston Astros had signed No. 1 selection Brady Aiken, a San Diego high school left-hander. While the Astros first offered a $6.5 million signing bonus, they lowered their proposal after he had a medical exam and they expressed concern about a ligament in his left elbow.

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Once again, the Cardinals relied on Matt Adams’ clutch bat. Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid. Adams doubled sharply in the first inning, a one-hopper that bounced past first baseman Anthony Rizzo and into right field to score two runs. Adams’ two-run triple with two outs in the seventh made it 5-2.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs optioned right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday and recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Parker.

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The Chicago Cubs don’t have the look of a team more interested in draft position than on-field success. One day after the Central Division cellar-dwellers couldn’t have looked worse in a 13-3 embarrassment against the lowly San Diego Padres, they showed some grit in a come-from-behind, 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, who suffered their fourth consecutive loss on Friday. ”A good team win,” said manager Rick Renteria, whose club trailed 3-0 before even getting a chance to bat. Obviously, the fans were into it.” Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh to decide the see-saw affair.

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You would never know the San Diego Padres have the lowest team batting average in the major leagues by the way they hit against the Chicago Cubs and starter Edwin Jackson. The light-hitting Padres broke out for a season-best nine runs in the sixth inning in a 13-3 rout of the Cubs on Thursday night. It followed a 14-hit performance in an 8-3 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday. San Diego starter Tyson Ross (9-10) struck out a career-high 11, allowed one run, five hits and one walk in six innings.

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Struggles at the plate are costing the Atlanta Braves in the NL East race, but an unusually sloppy performance from Craig Kimbrel provided the latest setback. Facing the San Diego Padres may not provide much relief, either. The Braves attempt to get their bats untracked in the opener of this four-game wraparound series with the Padres on Friday night. Atlanta (55-47) led Washington by one game in the division after opening this 11-game homestand with a 6-4 win over Philadelphia last Friday.

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Despite struggling on the mound most of the game, Ian Kennedy executed his pitches when he needed it the most. Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth, the same inning Kennedy pitched out of a bases loaded jam, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night. On a cool, unseasonably summer night in Chicago, Kennedy (8-9) won his third straight decision. With the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, Kennedy struck out Anthony Rizzo and got Starlin Castro to ground out to end the inning.

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Jeff Samardzija is beginning to settle in with his new club since the Oakland Athletics acquired him earlier this month, mostly enjoying being a part of a pennant race. It’s unclear if Yoenis Cespedes will start as Samardzija takes the mound at home in the finale of this three-game set with the Houston Astros. It marked his third start with Oakland after he went 2-7 with a 2.83 ERA in 17 outings for the Chicago Cubs. He’ll look to improve on those numbers in this contest, though Cespedes’ status is unclear after he left Wednesday’s 9-7 victory over Houston with a sprained right thumb.

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