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'The Midwest vibe': What Omaha reveals about the state of baseball

Jun 20, 2019 01:41 AM EDT

Every June the College World Series turns a Nebraska city into the epicenter of the baseball universe. This year, MLB joined the fun. The result? A unique window into the game at every level.


Reseeding the remaining five College World Series teams

Jun 20, 2019 01:43 AM EDT

We started with eight teams on Saturday. Now we're down to five. Here's how we rank them after nine games.


DR AG: Ortiz shooting case of mistaken identity

Jun 19, 2019 07:22 PM EDT

The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor said former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the intended target of a shooting at a nightclub in his hometown on June 9.


Broken nose can't slow Scherzer in win over Phils

Jun 20, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

A day after breaking his nose when he bunted a ball off his face in batting practice, Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw seven shutout innings Wednesday night in a 2-0 win over the Phillies that completed a sweep of the day-night doubleheader.


Maddon awed by HR boom: It's 'extraterrestrial'

Jun 20, 2019 02:37 AM EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wondered what's going on with the baseball this season, after his team and the White Sox combined to hit five homers in the first four innings on Wednesday.


Dodgers' Hill (left forearm) to IL; MRI on Thurs.

Jun 20, 2019 03:33 AM EDT

Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill left Wednesday's start against the Giants with left forearm discomfort and will go on the injured list, manager Dave Roberts said.


Rays pull Snell after 1 out, 6 runs against Yanks

Jun 19, 2019 04:45 PM EDT

Rays left-hander Blake Snell was pulled Wednesday against the Yankees after walking four, giving up two hits, being charged with six runs and getting just one out in the shortest start of his career.


Sabathia hits 250-win milestone: 'It's a big deal'

Jun 19, 2019 08:06 PM EDT

CC Sabathia, seven weeks after becoming the 17th pitcher in big-league history to record 3,000 strikeouts, has added his name to the list of 48 pitchers to have registered 250 wins in a career.


A little rest goes a long way to extend Clayton Kershaw's greatness

Jun 19, 2019 01:10 AM EDT

Five years to the day since the Dodgers' ace no-hit the Rockies, he's still dominating despite some concessions to age.


Why unlikely leadoff man Kyle Schwarber makes the Cubs so dangerous

Jun 18, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

"It gives us a lot of punch to start the game." Schwarber isn't a traditional top-of-the-order hitter, but the Chicago slugger is finding success in his second attempt in the role.


The legend of Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker has just begun

Jun 19, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

What's next for the freshman star after his no-hitter in the super regionals? He gets a chance to move Vandy one step closer to a College World Series title.


Best Athlete in a League: Is Betts best in MLB?

Jun 19, 2019 09:20 AM EDT

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Best Performance: Upsets, records and more

Jun 19, 2019 09:20 AM EDT

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Best Viral Moment: Ingram, Tucker, Ohashi or Sister Mary Jo

Jun 19, 2019 09:20 AM EDT

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Best Athlete in a Sport: A crowded field

Jun 19, 2019 09:20 AM EDT

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Ex-commish Vincent hails ChiSox plan on netting

Jun 19, 2019 08:38 PM EDT

Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent has expressed unqualified support for Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf's initiative to extend safety netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field.


Real or Not? Twins' walk-off win in 17 one of 2019's best games

Jun 19, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

Minnesota might end up calling this the Max Kepler Game after he came off the bench to deliver two huge hits in extras.


The Ketel Marte All-Stars: How are these guys doing it?

Jun 17, 2019 08:57 PM EDT

The Diamondbacks infielder/outfielder already has blown past his career high in home runs, but he's not the only surprising slugger this season.


Real or not? The Braves are ready to run away with the NL East

Jun 18, 2019 01:08 AM EDT

Atlanta's current hot stretch has shown the Braves are capable of distancing themselves from the Phillies and the rest of their division.


Look out, world: The Yankees' big guns are ready to swing into action

Jun 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

Giancarlo Stanton, Edwin Encarnacion and soon Aaron Judge. The Bronx Bombers figure to be living up to their name with a frighteningly powerful lineup.


Yankees' rotation shows signs of straightening itself out

Jun 18, 2019 01:56 PM EDT

If Masahiro Tanaka's two-hitter Monday and the couple of games before that are an indication of where New York's pitching is headed, watch out.


Inside the numbers of the wacky Padres-Rockies series

Jun 16, 2019 09:03 PM EDT

Baseball has never seen a series quite like the four-game set this weekend in Colorado, which featured a record 92 runs and two epic comebacks.


'Where I am now, it's because of my dad': Phenoms follow in footsteps of their big league dads

Jun 16, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

These prospects have something in common: From Vladdy Jr. and Tatis Jr. to Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette, they're the grateful sons of some of MLB's best.


MLB dads dish on when they knew their sons would be stars

Jun 15, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Fathers of five All-Stars, including Mike Trout, Kris Bryant and Max Scherzer, reveal when they realized their sons could make it as a pro.


For love and the game: How his son and baseball family inspire Charlie Montoyo

Jun 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

The Blue Jays skipper has plenty to celebrate: He's finally managing in the big leagues, and his son Alex is healthy after multiple open-heart surgeries.


Passan: How Wander Franco became MLB's next can't-miss kid

May 21, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

The Rays phenom, who dropped out of school after the sixth grade to go pro, will soon join Acuna, Vlad Jr. and Tatis among MLB's new generation of superstars. And he just might be better than all of them.


 


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