1. Jeff Samardzija Trade Would Be Smart Gamble for Offense-Dominant Jays

    The Toronto Blue Jays have the best offense in MLB by almost any measure, yet they're stuck in fourth place in the American League East. It doesn't take a brilliant baseball mind to deduce the problem is pitching, or a lack thereof...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 12 hours ago 10,663 reads 54 comments

  2. Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Imitates Teammates' Batting Stances During at-Bat

    Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer decided to have a little fun during his at-bat in the top of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night...

    Arman Walia Written by Arman Walia about 1 hour ago 24,587 reads 9 comments

  3. MLB All-Star Voting 2015: Updated Leaders and Predictions for Fan Selections

    Voting for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game concluded Thursday night, but the league doesn't reveal its final tally until Sunday...

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  4. 2015 MLB All-Star Roster: Predictions for Game's Most Likely Snubs

    With the 2015 MLB All-Star Game 's roster announcements approaching, fans can soon resume America's favorite pastime: bickering about baseball. There are never enough spots to go around, which means a few deserving candidates always get snubbed...

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  5. Status of David Wright's Rehab Is Still Hanging over Mets

    LOS ANGELES — On Mondays, David Wright typically meets with Dr. Robert Watkins, a back surgeon, and undergoes a series of tests for his spinal stenosis. Wright has not yet passed Watkins's tests...

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  6. Lineup: McCann Sits After Friday's Heroics

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  7. J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters a Stabilizing Duo for Orioles

    There are all sorts of statistical reasons the Orioles spent most of June on a decidedly upward trajectory to the top of the American League East, but there's really no point in overanalyzing their impressive turnaround...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 hour ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Avila to Get 1st Career Start at 1B with Miggy Gone

    DETROIT -- With Miguel Cabrera sidelined, the Detroit Tigers will turn to Alex Avila today to fill his spot at first base...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 hour ago 2 reads 0 comments

  9. Rays Designate Marc Krauss for Assignment

    The Rays have designated first baseman Marc Krauss for assignment, Bill Chastain of MLB .com tweets. The move clears space on the Rays' 40-man roster for lefty Everett Teaford. They also optioned lefty C...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 2 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  10. What Reds Deserve an All-Star Game Spot?

    CINCINNATI (Richard Skinner) -- With the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game being played in Cincinnati it would be nice if the Reds had several representatives in the game, ...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 2 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  11. Matt Moore Pleased with Return — for Now

    NEW YORK — To be honest, Rays left-hander Matt Moore said, he, too, wished he was throwing harder than the 90-, 91-, 92-mph readings that were registering Thursday in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery in April 2014...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 2 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. Gio Unfazed by Long Layoff in Beating Giants

    WASHINGTON -- Gio Gonzalez's start last Saturday in Philadelphia won't show up in any record books. It lasted 18 pitches and, with the game being postponed after a little more than one inning due to rain, officially, it never happened...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 3 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. Emotional Joba Confident He'll Find Another Team

    Detroit — Just like he was throughout his time with the Tigers , through the high times and the low times, Joba Chamberlain stood before his locker and graciously, thoughtfully and at times emotionally, answered every question Friday...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 3 hours ago 2 reads 0 comments

  14. Changes Could Be Just Beginning for Tigers

    Detroit — Doctors might prefer that Detroit adopt a new summer game. This baseball thing is stressing psyches and general health...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 3 hours ago 10 reads 0 comments

  15. Epic New York Yankees Win Featured So Many Plot Twists

    Friday night's game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was one of those noteworthy games that ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian likes to circle at the end of the season...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 4 hours ago 10 reads 0 comments

  16. Pennington's Sac Fly in 10th Wins It for Diamondbacks, 4-3

    PHOENIX -- Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Friday night...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 10 hours ago 4 reads 0 comments

  17. Dodgers, Kershaw Can't Find a Way in 2-1 Loss to Mets

    The Dodgers reached the halfway point to their season Friday night and Clayton Kershaw probably figures the second half has to be better...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 hours ago 7 reads 0 comments

  18. Mets Outlast Kershaw to Eek out Win in 9th

    LOS ANGELES — It all came together so suddenly, so unexpectedly, that it was surprising. Here were the Mets , owners of a nearly dormant offense, putting together a rally in the ninth inning in Dodger Stadium in the midst of a tie game...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 hours ago 5 reads 0 comments

  19. Mets Scratch out a Run in Ninth to Down Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES — The tiniest of ninth-inning rallies was bread from the heavens for the Mets on Friday...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 hours ago 6 reads 0 comments

  20. Mets Begin Road Trip with 2-1 Win over Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, rookie Noah Snydergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms, and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday night...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 10 hours ago 17 reads 0 comments

  21. Astros' Road Trip Starts with a Wild Ride in Win

    If you could ever say a team "eked out" a four run win this was that game. Riding a four game win streak into Boston the Astros sent out AAA call-up Dan Straily to start the road trip...

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  22. Fraley: Chi Chi Gonzalez Can't KO Hitters on the Ropes...

    ARLINGTON — The sudden decline of Rangers rookie right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez turned the Josh Hamilton- Los Angeles Angels get-together Friday night into a nonevent...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 11 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  23. Josh Hamilton Has Moved on as Rangers Lose to Angels

    On Thursday night, before playing the Angels for the first time since being abruptly traded earlier this season, Josh Hamilton slept fitfully. He got only a few hours' rest...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 11 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  24. Final: Angels Use Six-Run Second Inning to Rout Hamilton, Rangers, 8-2

    ARLINGTON, Texas –> Before the Angels began a three-game series with the Texas Rangers on Friday, their manager talked at length about the offensive “stall” the team is in...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 11 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  25. Rays' Losing Streak Reaches Six in 12th Inning Loss to N.Y.

    NEW YORK -- After that mess of a homestand that ended with five straight losses, the Tampa Bay Rays began a seven-game road trip Friday night at Yankee Stadium very much in need of a victory...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 11 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments