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Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton needs one last surge to match Roger Maris’ 61 homers

With 55 homers, Stanton needs six in the final 12 games to match Roger Maris’ hallowed 1961 total of 61.

MLB deadline deals don’t always pay off — just ask Royals: Griffin

While Minnesota Twins were sellers and are now on pace to make the post-season, the Kansas City Royals were buyers and are on the outside looking in.

MLB’s total home run record could fall Tuesday

Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs. There were 5,663 home runs hit through Sunday, 30 shy of the record set in 2000.

Sitcom ‘Friends’ a hit for many Latino major-leaguers

For some Latino baseball players “Friends” is something more: a language guide, a Rosetta Stone disguised as six 20-somethings commingling in a Manhattan apartment.

Ex-Jay Matthew Boyd nearly throws no-hitter

Detroit Tigers left-hander who was part of the package used to get David Price in 2015 loses no-hit bid with two-out in the ninth inning.

Cleveland’s record run ends at 22 games

And the Indians’ magic number for clinching the AL Central still dropped to two.

How Cleveland’s Corey Kluber got a grip on stardom

Work ethic and mastery of the two-seam fastball has helped Kluber, who struggled at lower levels, become the ace of a Cleveland team who’s on a run of dominance not seen in more than a century.

MLB to review how umpire was hit by pitch during Detroit-Cleveland game: source

Plate umpire Quinn Wolcott was struck in the left shoulder Wednesday by a fastball from Detroit’s Buck Farmer that sailed past the mitt of backup catcher John Hicks.

Cleveland Indians secure best streak in 101 years with 22 wins

Cleveland moved within four wins of matching the 1916 New York Giants for the longest streak in major league history.

Indians extend win streak to 22 games

Lindor ties game in ninth with double, Bruce wins it in 10th with single.

Fastball lessons a growing field for pitchers

Learning how to throw the ball harder a skill that can be taught.

Dellin Betances fuming after getting quick hook

New York Yankees reliever feels he was pulled from game too soon by manager Joe Girardi.

Jay Bruce rejuvenated since joining Cleveland Indians

Jay Bruce has played a key supporting role in Cleveland's AL record 21-game winning streak and its push to the playoffs.

Fenway fans booted for unfurling banner denouncing racism during Red Sox game

The sign — draped over the top middle of the Green Monster — had a black background with white letters that read: “Racism is as American as Baseball.”

Move to MLB could cost Japanese star Shohei Otani more than $100 million

Under the new MLB labour contract agreed to last November, Otani is defined as an international amateur because he is not 25 and does not have six years of service in any professional leagues — barring him from signing a lucrative deal and limiting his potential 2018 salary to a major league minimum of $545,000.

Cleveland boosts winning streak to 21 games

Cleveland beats Tigers to tie MLB record for consecutive wins.

Clayton Kershaw helps Dodgers finally end losing streak, clinch playoff spot

Kershaw pitched the Dodgers to their first win in nearly two weeks, ending the team’s 11-game skid — their worst in 25 years.

Cleveland Indians stretch win streak to 20 games

The Indians extended their winning streak to 20 games and matched the AL mark held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics.

Dodgers lose 11th straight game for worst skid in L.A. team history

The skid topped a pair of 10-game losing streaks in L.A. from 1961 and 1992.

Washington Nationals win fourth MLB division title but don’t get the fans

You can see Nats hats on heads and Nats flags on houses but their own manager has lamented that the crowds aren’t louder and larger.

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