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Scorching Nationals Finally Reach NL-Best Potential in 10-Game Win Streak

In the immediate aftermath of Thursday evening's team record-tying 10th straight victory, it's apparent that the Washington Nationals are finally living up to their potential and putting the rest of the National League, if not all of baseball, on notice. Show More Summary

4 Prospects Cincinnati Reds Will Promote in September

September is quickly approaching, and given the Cincinnati Reds' current situation, it can't get here quickly enough. The Reds have dug themselves quite a hole in recent weeks. If they are going to get back into contention, they are going to need their stars to catch fire in a hurry. Show More Summary

Josh Hamilton Is Gunned Down at the Plate by Yoenis Cespedes' Strong Throw

When the Boston Red Sox traded for Yoenis Cespedes, they were looking for an improvement in their hitting and fielding, and plays like this are exactly what they hoped for. As Josh Hamilton of the Anaheim Angels was waved home coming...Show More Summary

Twins' Brian Dozier Records Franchise's First 20-20 Season by a Second Baseman

After swiping second base in the first inning of Wednesday's loss to the Cleveland Indians, Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins became the first second baseman in franchise history to reach 20 home runs and 20 steals in a season, per...Show More Summary

Gordon Beckham to Angels: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Locked in a tight battle with the Oakland Athletics atop the AL West, the Los Angeles Angels have made a move to acquire second baseman Gordon Beckham from the Chicago White Sox. The Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin has the news: Beckham...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Uses Yasiel Puig's Bat During Game

With Bryce Harper's talent and Yasiel Puig's bat, magical things should happen at the plate. For whatever reason, Harper was spotted using a bat with Puig's name on it during Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He started out 1-for-2 at the plate. Show More Summary

David Price vs. Rays: Final Stat Line, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

A late August game between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays would usually result in a discussion about playoff positioning. This year, however, the Tigers are slumping and the Rays are under.500. Thursday's matchup was notable for featuring David Price's return to Tampa. Show More Summary

Brewers' Hank the Ballpark Pup Meets His Namesake, Hank Aaron

Hank the Ballpark Pup has been through quite a bit this year since he wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training complex. Months later, he has finally met the man he was named after, Hank Aaron. The baseball legend was in town...Show More Summary

Toronto Blue Jays Want Creighton Bluejays to Alter New Logo

Fans were excited when the Creighton Bluejays unveiled their new logo, but not everyone felt the same way. According to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports, the Toronto Blue Jays are fighting the logo change for being too similar to their own: It's been more than 10 months since Creighton unveiled its new look for its new league. Show More Summary

Chris Rock Grabs Foul Ball at Yankees Game, Gives It to Young Fan

Even celebrities like Chris Rock know that the right thing to do is to give a foul ball to a kid. During Thursday's Houston Astros-New York Yankees game, Rock was lucky enough to get a foul ball. The comedian enjoyed the moment for a few seconds before handing the ball over to a youngster. [MLB.com] Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Tigers' Rick Porcello Becomes 4th Active Pitcher with 75 Wins Before Age of 26

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello earned his 75th career victory with Wednesday's complete-game shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming just the fourth active pitcher to reach the 75-win plateau before turning 26 years old, per ESPN Stats & Info. Porcello, who won't turn 26 until Dec. Show More Summary

Red Sox's David Ortiz Ties Team Record with 8th 30-Homer Season

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 30th home run of the year in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, matching Ted Williams' franchise record of eight seasons with 30 or more homers, per Lee Sinins of Complete...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fact: The San Francisco Giants became the first team since 1986 to have a protest upheld by MLB after a tarp malfunction during their Tuesday game vs. the Chicago Cubs forced it to be called early. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports...Show More Summary

Young Washington Nationals Fan Takes Foul Ball to Head While Falling onto Field

So many things went wrong for this poor kid, all at the same time. A young Nationals fan found himself bruised and covered in dirt after a series of unfortunate events at Nationals Park on Wednesday night. It all began in the bottom of the sixth when Bryce Harper pieced a low, foul ball over the right-field line. Show More Summary

3 Prospects the Oakland A's Will Promote in September

Rosters expand September 1, and although any minor leaguer who gets called up to the Oakland A's likely won't see too much playing time, certain guys may still have an impact. Typically, rebuilding teams use September to see what the kids can do. Show More Summary

Billy Hamilton Saves Runs with Diving Catch, Throws to 1st for Double Play

The Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton made the switch from shortstop to center field just last season, and thanks to his blazing speed and strong arm, it has been a smooth transition. Hamilton has made a pretty strong case for a Gold Glove this season. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Pirates: Don't Give Up on the NL Central Yet

Most analysts are content in waiving the white flag in regards to the Pittsburgh Pirates winning the division. They shouldn’t be so quick to concede the top spot in the National League Central. Not yet, at least. The Pirates currently sit six games out of first with a little more than five weeks left in the season. Show More Summary

Top MLB Prospect Call-Up Radar Report, Week 21

The 2014 season has seen a number of notable prospects receive call-ups to the major leagues. Even with the final month approaching, there will be more to come—and soon. September brings with it expansion to 40-man rosters. Only a little...Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

The whispers, news and speculation never cease around MLB. From offseason rumblings to the intrigue of position battles during spring training and the flurry of speculation in advance of the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline, there...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Top September Call-Up Candidates at Every Position

The expansion of the active roster from 25 to 40 players on September 1 means something different to every team. For clubs hoping to retain a lead in the standings or make one last run at the postseason, it’s essentially an opportunity...Show More Summary

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