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Bryce Harper Drops Apparent Curse Word Toward Ump After Nationals' Walk-off Win

The Washington Nationals won Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, after Clint Robinson’s walk-off home run, but superstar Bryce Harper’s actions during the ensuing celebration turned heads. Scott Linn of ESPN 980 and YahooShow More Summary

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

The Washington Nationals and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract extension on Monday. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post cited " a person familiar with the situation" when first reporting a...Show More Summary

Dusty Baker Comments on Potentially Changing Lineup After Bryce Harper's 6 Walks

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker doesn't plan to change his lineup after reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper reached base seven times without recording a single hit on Sunday. “I thought about it hard and long, but a few days doesn’t merit you switching it up,” Baker said, per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Aroldis Chapman Officially Reinstated by MLB from Restricted List

The New York Yankees announced Monday they added closer Aroldis Chapman to the active roster after MLB reinstated him from the restricted list. The team sent relief pitcher Johnny Barbato down to Triple-A in order to open up a spot for...Show More Summary

Pitchers Running Scared from Bryce Harper Exposes MLB's Fatal Flaw

CHICAGO — Imagine if there were a way, on every New England Patriots possession, to prevent Tom Brady from throwing the football. Or if, somehow, a defense could find a loophole in basketball’s rules that ensured Stephen Curry couldn’t touch the ball on every offensive possession. Both would be sound strategies. Show More Summary

Cubs Become 10th MLB Team to Win 24 of 1st 30 Games in a Season

The Chicago Cubs improved to 24-6 with Sunday's 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in 13 innings, becoming the first team since the 1984 Detroit Tigers (26-4) to win 24 or more of its first 30 games in a season, per MLB Stat of the...Show More Summary

Harper Becomes 1st Player Since 1999 to Draw 6 Walks in 1 Game

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tied an MLB single-game record by drawing six walks in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, becoming the first player to achieve the feat since Jeff Bagwell in 1999, per ESPN Stats & Info. The...Show More Summary

42-Year-Old Colon Becomes Oldest Player to Hit 1st Home Run

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon had an interesting weekend, becoming the oldest player in MLB history to hit the first home run of his career, per MLB Stat of the Day. With two outs and a runner on second base during the second inning...Show More Summary

MLB Power Rankings: An Updated Look at Where All 30 Teams Stand

Five weeks' worth of the 2016 MLB season is in the books, but there's still a ton of baseball ahead. The Chicago Cubs continued their torrid start with an undefeated week, and at this point they're still looking down on the other 29 teams from the No. Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 6

Feeling gloomy about an underachieving fantasy baseball squad buried down the standings? Hopefully Saturday night reminded everyone that miracles do happen. Bartolo Colon—a 42-year-old pitcher whose at-bats have become public viewing for their comedic value—hit his first career home run. Show More Summary

Aroldis Chapman's Comeback Gives Lifeless Yankees a Must-Watch Spark

Finally, over the weekend, the New York Yankees generated a little excitement. Finally, Yankee Stadium had some life in back-to-back wins over the Boston Red Sox. You'd have thought Aroldis Chapman was on the mound. Not yet, but soon enough. Show More Summary

Ryan Braun's Superstar Comeback Makes Him High-Profile Trade Chip

For 10 big league seasons, Ryan Braun has worn uniforms that said only "Milwaukee" or "Brewers" across the front. Before the 2016 trade deadline slides past, that could change. Yes, it's a little early to talk trades. Chances are that...Show More Summary

Red Sox vs. Yankees: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The Boston Red Sox avoided the sweep Sunday by taking down the rival New York Yankees 5-1 on Mother's Day behind some phenomenal pitching. Steven Wright continues to be a revelation for Boston. The 31-year-old knuckleballer breezed through the night, allowing just one run and three hits to throw his first career complete game. Show More Summary

Cubs Affirm Status as MLB Favorites with Impressive Sweep of Nationals

They don't hand out trophies in early May. No one understands that truism better than the average Chicago Cubs fan. A 107-year-and-counting championship drought is bound to feature more than a few hot starts. But after finishing a four-game...Show More Summary

Jose Reyes Reportedly to Be Suspended 60-80 Games for Alleged Offseason Incident

Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is reportedly expected to know his punishment soon after facing domestic violence allegations from October, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Heyman noted the suspension is expected to be at least 60 games, but it may end up being closer to 80 games, "or about a half a season." Read more MLB news on

David Price Comments on Recent Struggles, Dustin Pedroia's Advice

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price said Sunday he is confident he will turn his season around. This comes after teammate Dustin Pedroia went up to Price before Boston's Sunday night game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Reaches Base 7 Times vs Cubs Without Registering an Official At-Bat

The Chicago Cubs discovered the perfect way to stifle Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper on Sunday: never let him swing the bat. The reigning National League MVP became the fourth player in MLB history to walk six times in one game, per's Mark Zuckerman. Show More Summary

Andrelton Simmons Injury: Updates on Angels Shortstop's Thumb and Return

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons suffered a thumb injury Sunday during his team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Continue for updates. Simmons Set for MRI on Monday Sunday, May 8 Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times noted Simmons left Sunday's game in the third inning with a sprained left thumb and confirmed the MRI news. Show More Summary

Aroldis Chapman Talks Return to Yankees, Domestic Violence Allegations and More

New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman has kept out of the public eye, serving his 30-game suspension after being accused of domestic violence. But as he prepares for an MLB return, he wants to make one thing clear: He's innocent. “I didn’t do anything,” Chapman said, per Billy Witz of the New York Times. Show More Summary

Cubs Become 2nd-Fastest Team to Reach +100 Run Differential

With Saturday's 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals, the 2016 Chicago Cubs became the second-fastest major league team (since at least 1900) to reach a run differential of plus-100, per Sportsnet Stats. The Cubs needed just 29 games...Show More Summary

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