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The Home Run Derby and the beauty of baseball that doesn't count

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:08
The Babe used to barnstorm across America. Willie Mays played stickball in the street. None of it "counted," but like tonight's Derby, it didn't have to.

Fired Matheny: 'Nothing but gratitude' to Cards

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:35
Mike Matheny, who was fired by the Cardinals on Saturday, says he saw his dismissal coming, as conversations about the possibility began during the 2017 season.

Cubs take unique path to top of National League at All-Star break

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:08
It hasn't been a conventional rise to the top of the National League, but the path the Cubs have taken thus far could help them down the road.

Kershaw 'in a good spot' heading into 2nd half

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:02
Though he has been up-and-down in his five starts since coming off his second stint on the disabled list, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw says he definitely feels healthy and thinks "the consistency's coming."

U.S. beats World in homer-filled Futures Game

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:07
Mets prospect Peter Alonso hit a two-run homer as the United States beat the World 10-6 in a longball-filled All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. Reds prospect Taylor Trammell, who had a home run and a triple, was chosen as the MVP.

Cardinals win in interim manager Shildt's debut

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:06
The Cardinals snap a six-game home losing streak in interim manager Mike Shildt's first day on the job with a 6-4 win over the Reds.

Yankees pleased, but striving for second-half improvement

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 19:55
The Yankees aren't finding fault in their 62-33 record, but they know they have to pick up the pace to catch Boston and make a World Series run.

Yankees' Boone says Red Sox 'win every day'

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 13:21
Yankees manager Aaron Boone has noticed that the Red Sox seem to "win every day," but he's focused on his team.

Red Sox put Rodriguez on DL with ankle sprain

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 13:08
Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a right ankle sprain.

Olney: Sluggers prep for the Home Run Derby

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:04
Freddie Freeman hasn't homered in BP in three years, but like all eight hitters competing on Monday, he's going in with a plan to adjust and win.

Cardinals fire Mike Matheny in bid to save their season

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 02:40
In St. Louis, managers are expected to take their team to October. Facing falling short a third straight year, something had to give.

Cardinals fire manager Matheny, hitting coaches

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 00:22
The Cardinals relieved manager Mike Matheny and two hitting coaches of their duties on Saturday following the team's loss to the Reds.

How Jose Ramirez went from 'too small to star' to an artist at the plate

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 23:05
The Indians third baseman didn't turn scouts' heads as a tiny teen, but he has blossomed into MLB's most fearsome switch-hitting slugger.

Fulmer frustrated by ump: 'Guy was god-awful'

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:04
Tigers starter Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston on Saturday, saying, "It was a bad day for him and for me. "

Rays' Ramos out for ASG after Saturday's injury

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 20:08
After suffering a hamstring injury Saturday against the Twins, Rays catcher Wilson Ramos will sit out Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Sources: O's narrow focus in Machado talks

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 19:31
The Orioles, deep into trade talks about Manny Machado, have made progress in recent days and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, sources said.

Harper gets talking to after jogging to first base

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:11
After Nationals star Bryce Harper failed to run to first base after a ground ball on Saturday, manager Dave Martinez said he spoke to the star about the incident and there were no lingering issues.

Braves closer Vizcaino (shoulder) returns to DL

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:03
The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Indians recall top prospect Francisco Mejia

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 16:43
The Cleveland Indians have recalled top prospect Francisco Mejia from Triple-A Columbus amid speculation about him being part of potential deadline trades.

Boston's Rodriguez exits with injury

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 15:57
Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez left Saturday's game against Toronto after suffering an apparent ankle injury while making a play at first base.