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2016 World Series Odds Update: Cubs, Nationals Remain Atop Betting Board

The Chicago Cubs (86-47) and Washington Nationals (78-55) are near-locks to become the first two National League teams to clinch playoff berths as big division leaders. The Cubs and Nationals are also the two favorites on the odds to...Show More Summary

B/R Predicts MLB Playoff Teams, Award Winners and More, 1 Month Out

The final month of the 2016 MLB season has arrived, but there is still a lot to be sorted out before the regular season wraps up and another postseason begins. As many as 18 teams can still be considered contenders for at least a wild-card berth. Show More Summary

Christian Yelich's Newfound Power Giving Marlins an Emerging Superstar

When the injury bug ambushed and carried off Giancarlo Stanton last month, the Miami Marlins lost a power source that still hasn't been replaced. But give it up to Christian Yelich for giving it his best shot. The slender left fielder isn't known for his power, but he's changing that more and more with each day. Show More Summary

Yasiel Puig to Be Recalled by Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City

After spending a month in Triple-A, Yasiel Puig is set to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times first broke the news, which was also reported by Ken Gurnick of, on Thursday night. Los Angeles sent the outfielder down to Triple-A at the start of August after a poor first half of the season. Show More Summary

MLB Betting Preview: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Odds, Analysis

The Kansas City Royals (69-64) had won 11 straight games Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.01 ERA) started until he got hammered by the Boston Red Sox in his last outing Saturday. Now the Royals will try to avoid losing two straight with Duffy on...Show More Summary

Angels Become 4th MLB Team to Record 3 Complete-Game Shutouts in 2016

Fact: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ricky Nolasco threw a complete-game shutout against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. The Angels join the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians as the only teams to have thrown...Show More Summary

Zack Greinke Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Diamondbacks SP

Lavishing Zack Greinke with a six-year, $206.5 million contract hasn't turned the Arizona Diamondbacks into contenders. But if they ever wanted to get out from under that contract, they'd reportedly find a suitor within their own division. Ken...Show More Summary

Early Predictions for Top MLB Free Agent/Trade Targets, 2 Months Out

Baseball fans who remember last winter's free-agent frenzy should hold on to those memories, for the upcoming crop of unsigned talent is shaping up to be one of the weakest in recent memory, especially when it comes to starting pitching. That's...Show More Summary

Near-Fatal Swing Haunts Brian McCann but Made Accidental Victim an Inspiration

PEARL, Miss. — Hang tight, because this is a happy story. Really. You wouldn't think so, not when someone loses an eye. Not when the pool of blood on the ground looks like something out of CSI: New York. Not when an emergency medical...Show More Summary

Mike Trout Uninjured in Highway Car Crash Following Reds vs. Angels

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was uninjured after being involved in a car accident following Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. "I have spoken with Mike this evening and he feels fine. He is at home with his roommate and is planning on traveling with the club to Seattle tomorrow afternoon. Show More Summary

New Giants Hero Matt Moore Pitching Like an Ace When SF Needs It Most

When San Francisco Giants left-hander Matt Moore left the field in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the AT&T Park faithful stood and offered him a hearty cheer. They were applauding Moore's effort —5.1 innings of five-hit, one-run ball that keyed a 4-2 Giants win. Show More Summary

Yoan Moncada to Be Recalled from Double-A Portland by Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox will recall their top prospect, second baseman Yoan Moncada, from Double-A on Friday, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Wednesday. The 21-year-old isn't just the Red Sox's No. 1 prospect, but he was also rated...Show More Summary

Neil Walker Injury: Updates on Mets 2B's Back and Return

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker may be forced to undergo season-ending back surgery as he continues to battle pain related to a herniated disc. Continue for updates. Walker's Season Likely Over Wednesday, Aug. 31 According to...Show More Summary

Michael Bourn to Orioles: Latest Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

Seeking to boost their outfield depth for the final playoff push in September, the Baltimore Orioles have acquired Michael Bourn in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Jason Heinrich, the Diamondbacks announced. Jon...Show More Summary

Max Scherzer Has 12 Games with 10 or More Strikeouts, the Most in MLB

Fact: Max Scherzer struck out 11 batters over eight innings in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Phillies on Tuesday. It was Scherzer's 12th game this season with 10 or more strikeouts, the most in MLB. Bleacher Report will be bringing...Show More Summary

Winners and Losers of the 2016 MLB Waiver Trade Window

Past seasons have seen notable names from Josh Beckett to Chase Utley change teams during MLB's waiver trade window, as last-chance contenders have to add big league players who will be eligible for postseason play to their respective...Show More Summary

Coco Crisp to Indians: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Veteran outfielder Coco Crisp is reportedly heading back to his original team, as the Oakland Athletics traded him to the Cleveland Indians. The Associated Press (h/t first reported the deal Tuesday night. John Hickey of Bay...Show More Summary

Updated 2016 MLB Playoff Odds with 5 Weeks Remaining

Roughly five weeks are left in the 2016 MLB regular season, and while the playoff picture is taking shape, there is still a lot to be decided before October. In the American League, 10 legitimate contenders remain. The Cleveland Indians...Show More Summary

Yoan Moncada Could Provide Red Sox with Spark Lost in Andrew Benintendi Injury

The day the Baltimore Orioles first called up Manny Machado, they were in a three-way tie for the American League wild-card lead, and third base was a problem. Wilson Betemit and Robert Andino were splitting the job, and they weren't getting the job done. Machado was a shortstop who was one of the best prospects in baseball. Show More Summary

2016 MLB Award Race Odds Updates with 5 Weeks to Go

It's getting real. With scarcely more than a month remaining in the regular season, that statement describes MLB's divisional and wild-card tussles. But it's equally true of the various award races, some of which remain wide, wide open. As...Show More Summary

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