1. Votto Appears…and Speaks

    CINCINNATI — After a long, debilitating road trip after which they didn't get home from St. Louis until the wee hours Thursday morning, the Cincinnati Reds were given permission ...

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  2. Dissecting Nolan Ryan's One-of-a-Kind Legacy, 25 Years After 5000th Strikeout

    Let's go back 25 years to August 22, 1989 to appreciate Nolan Ryan doing something that hadn't been done before, hasn't been done since, and may never be done again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Predicting What the Mets' Lineup Will Look Like Next Year

    The current 2014 season is nearing its final month, so that means it may be time to start thinking of what the 2015 team could look like. Most of the current team should return next season unless any potential trades happen during the offseason...

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  4. 7 Modern-Day MLB Milestones That Will Never Be Reached Again

    Already the all-time leader in strikeouts, Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to ever record 5,000 strikeouts when he fanned future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson on August 22, 1989...

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  5. All You Need to Know About the Origin of Pete Rose's 25-Year MLB Banishment

    It's now been 25 years since Pete Rose accepted a permanent ban for betting on baseball, and it's still one of the most hotly debated topics in all of professional sports...

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  6. MLB Playoff Dark-Horse Contenders

    There is no jockeying back and forth at the top of the wild-card standings for these teams. Not yet, at least...

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  7. Yankees' Playoff Chances Dying While Future Problems Persist

    When an early-morning team meeting is needed just before facing a team 20 games under .500 in your own house, it might be time to start choosing pallbearers...

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  8. Matt Shoemaker Giving Angels Some Hope After Devastating Garrett Richards Injury

    The Los Angeles Angels suffered a potentially crushing blow on Wednesday night when they lost ace Garrett Richards for the next six to nine months with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee...

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  9. Why the Chase for the AL West Title Is MLB's Most Important Divisional Race

    The divisional race died in 1994. And the wild card killed it. When a second-place team can sneak into the playoffs, what does first-place matter? Sure, there's home-field advantage (and bragging rights) to consider...

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  10. Whew! SF Giants take nightcap 5-3, win unforgettable series

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  11. TarpGate: Cubs Got Caught in Perfect Storm

    John Baker has become a face for this punch-drunk season of Cubbie baseball as the lead guitarist/backup catcher/emergency pitcher/quote machine...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 hours ago 22 reads 0 comments

  12. Nationals the Cream of the Crop in NL East

    Writers for ESPN.com receive a voluminous amount of reader feedback, and much of it comes from fans whose passion outweighs their judgment or even their grip on reality...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 hours ago 53 reads 0 comments

  13. Zack Wheeler Hopes to Continue to Grow with Mets

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 hours ago 28 reads 0 comments

  14. Report: Boston 'Optimistic' About Signing Castillo

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  15. Tough Luck for De La Rosa, Red Sox

    Although he knew he could do it, Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks understood just how difficult the situation he came into Thursday night was going to be...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 6 hours ago 11 reads 0 comments

  16. No Mo'ne on Mound, Philly Loses to Chicago in LLWS

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  17. Kershaw's Big Night, Turner's Big HR Lead Dodgers

    First it looked like Clayton Kershaw might throw his second no-hitter of the season. Then it looked like he might suffer a heart-breaking loss. And then finally it was just another masterpiece...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 6 hours ago 142 reads 0 comments

  18. Posey, Bumgarner Power Giants Past Cubs

    Buster Posey was hitting .171 over his previous eight games, he sat out Wednesday night's game with a sore right hip and it was becoming fair to wonder if he would slide away into another unproductive second half...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 7 hours ago 26 reads 0 comments

  19. Richards Tough to Replace for Angels

    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is expected to miss 6-9 months after an MRI Thursday revealed a torn patellar tendon in his left knee...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 7 hours ago 21 reads 0 comments

  20. Dodgers Beat Padres 2-1 Behind Kershaw's 10 Ks

    LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 7 hours ago 54 reads 0 comments

  21. Ross, Padres concede to Kershaw

    Rarely does the anticipation of a pitching duel pay off in full, in the kind of satisfaction that enveloped Dodger Stadium on Thursday night...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 7 hours ago 7 reads 0 comments

  22. Rapid Reaction: Angels 2, Red Sox 0

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  23. Cubs beat Giants 2-1 in suspended game

    Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 7 hours ago 46 reads 0 comments

  24. Rapid Reaction: Giants 5, Cubs 3

    The Chicago Cubs dropped the nightcap of a doubleheader Thursday, missing out on a sweep in a 5-3 defeat by the San Francisco Giants ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 7 hours ago 17 reads 0 comments

  25. Skip Schumaker Makes Fourth Career Pitching Appearance

    Forget position players pitching, Skip Schumaker is basically a member of the bullpen who spends some time in the outfield...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 8 hours ago 38 reads 0 comments