1. Matt Duffy, Not Bryant or Pederson, Is NL's Most Important Rookie

    Quick, show of hands: Who had Matt Duffy as a leading contender in this year's National League Rookie of the Year race? Put your hand down. Coming into the season, few outside the Bay Area so much as knew Duffy's name...

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  2. Batboy Kaiser Carlile Dies at the Age of 9 After Being Struck by Warm-Up Swing

    Kaiser Carlile, a nine-year-old bat boy, passed away Sunday night after being inadvertently struck by a baseball player who was taking practice swings during a National Baseball Congress World Series game...

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  3. Red-Hot Mets Make NL East Statement with Sweep of Nationals

    You don't win divisions or cement postseason berths in early August. But you can make statements —and the New York Mets just made one—loud and clear...

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  4. Grading the Washington Nationals' Trade-Deadline Performance

    Despite the fact that the Washington Nationals pulled off just one trade, a critique of the team's overall performance at the deadline can vary drastically depending on whom you ask...

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  5. Nationals Not Worried: New-Look Mets 'No More Difficult'

    The quiet of the Nationals ' clubhouse relayed all the information that once would have been impossible to process...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 2 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  6. Grading Los Angeles Angels' Trade Deadline Performance

    The MLB non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone, and some teams made major improvements to their rosters and their 2015 playoff chances. The Los Angeles Angels were unfortunately not one of those teams...

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  7. Grant: Jeff Banister on Why He Pulled Martin Perez, Went with Bullpen With...

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  8. Perez's Gem Sends Rangers Past Giants

    Only one pitcher in Texas Rangers history, right-hander Kevin Brown in 1990, had done what Martin Perez did Sunday afternoon — record 25 outs on 80 pitches or less...

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  9. Giants Notes: Leake Impresses in Debut; Panik Still Hurting

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Giants went down quickly in the top of the second inning, but not as quickly as Mike Leake hopped back out of the dugout...

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  10. Jimenez Gives Up Six Runs as Orioles Lose to Tigers

    BALTIMORE – Perhaps the most challenging road trip of the season awaits. The Orioles play nine games in Oakland , Los Angeles and Seattle after winning five of seven on their homestand...

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  11. Analysis: Daniel Norris Looks Right at Home in Impressive Detroit Tigers Debut

    BALTIMORE -- The Detroit Tigers were packing for home after a long road trip. Bags sat on the floor in front of every locker stall in the visitors' clubhouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards...

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  12. White Sox Stay Level-Headed as Playoff Race Hits August

    The White Sox recognize they're in a race against time to make a playoff push. But, as they've done all year, this is a group of players that's staying level-headed through both the good and the bad...

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  13. Yankees Display Their Road Map to the Playoffs in Rout

    CHICAGO — With two months left in the season, it has become very clear the Yankees will get to play in October on the strength of their muscles...

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  14. Gray Set to Make Major-League Debut vs. Mariners

    ST. LOUIS — Right-handed starting pitcher Jon Gray, the top prospect in the Rockies organization, is scheduled to make his major-league debut on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field...

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  15. Mets Hit 3 Homers in 5 Pitches to Sweep Nationals, 5-2

    NEW YORK -- Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the New York Mets past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep.

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  16. Lohse in Danger of Losing His Spot in Rotation

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  17. Reyes Not Looking to Be Compared to Tulowitzki

    The sight of Jose Reyes at shortstop for the Rockies against the Mariners could be a jarring one at Coors Field on Monday night...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 7 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  18. Flande Proving His Value in Rockies' Rotation

    Lefty Yohan Flande has spent the last two seasons filling in wherever the Rockies need him, but his last two outings can be seen as a bid to convince manager Walt Weiss that Flande can fill a starting rotation need...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 7 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  19. In Giants Debut, Mike Leake Overshadowed by Martin Perez

    Mike Leake was upstaged by a pitcher who recently returned from Tommy John surgery, but the reviews of the newest Giant were glowing...

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  20. Trevor Bauer Pitches Well with Little Support

    Trevor Bauer went over some of the video from his start on Sunday immediately after the Indians ' loss to the A's...

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  21. Mets Hope to Get Steven Matz Back in September

    Though he refuses to look into his "crystal ball" to come to conclusions about his young pitchers, Mets manager Terry Collins did admit he hopes for an early September return for Steven Matz...

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  22. Diamondbacks' Chip Hale: Benching a Learning Experience for Yasmany Tomas

    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale hoped that young slugger Yasmany Tomas would view his removal from Saturday's game as a learning experience...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 9 hours ago 7 reads 0 comments

  23. Yankees Get Strong Outing from Ivan Nova

    The Yankees had some concerns about Ivan Nova's health coming into Sunday's start against the White Sox , with his last start having been truncated because of what they termed "arm ...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 9 hours ago 19 reads 0 comments

  24. Energy Level Not There for Arizona in 4-1 Loss to Astros

    HOUSTON (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale made it clear after Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros that he wasn't happy with his team's energy level. Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings, and Carlos Gomez delivered a...

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  25. Godley's Run in D-Backs' Rotation Opens Eyes

    HOUSTON -- If Monday will mark the swan song for Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley in the Arizona rotation, it's safe to consider his short stay was an eye-opener for the franchise -- if not a flat-out success...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 10 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments