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Cueto Throws 3rd Shutout as Reds Beat Pirates 4-0

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.

Breaking Down the Cubs' Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses of the 2014 Season

A dozen games into the 2014 MLB season, the Chicago Cubs find themselves heading into Yankee Stadium with a 4-8 record and a 3-6 record against division rivals. Surprising? Not so much. The Cubs are expected to round out the bottom of...Show More Summary

Why Stephen Strasburg Is Being Passed Up by MLB's Other Young Aces

Remember when Stephen Strasburg was The Next Big Thing in Pitching? The way the Washington Nationals right-hander is throwing these days, it's getting harder and harder to recall such a time, even though it wasn't all that long ago. The No. Show More Summary

5 Boston Red Sox Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Watch in 2014

Two weeks have passed in most fantasy baseball leagues and, like most owners, you are probably starting to wonder just how your team will pan out after the start to the MLB 2014 season. Taking stock of their success last year, the Boston...Show More Summary

Why George Springer Is Hyped as MLB's Next Great Hitting Stud

The Houston Astros will promote top prospect George Springer before Wednesday’s game. The 24-year-old outfielder gets the call after a red-hot start this spring at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he batted.353/.459/.647 with 17 runs, three home runs, nine RBI and four steals in 13 games. Show More Summary

Spring Storm Cancels Twins-Blue Jays Game

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Sets Franchise Record with 21 RBI Through 15 Games

Following a five-RBI performance in Tuesday's 11-2 trouncing of the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a whopping 21 RBI for the season, setting a new franchise record for most RBI by one player through...Show More Summary

Baltimore Orioles' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

We are 13 games deep into the Baltimore Orioles' 2014 season, and the club is sitting at a mediocre 6-7. The O's are smack dab in the middle of the AL (seventh) in runs scored and 10th in team ERA, kept afloat by Chris Tillman's astounding...Show More Summary

Selecting San Francisco Giants' All-21st Century Team, Position by Position

With four division titles, three World Series appearances and two World Series titles during the 21st century, the San Francisco Giants have enjoyed exceptional success in the new millennium. That certainly made selecting an All-21st...Show More Summary

UTK: Reds Pitcher Mat Latos Has Another Setback, Reds' Rotation Struggles

Mat Latos has a lot of new scars. They match his tattoos in ways, but they're hardly fashionable. He has a couple small ones on his elbow from having bone chips removed, then another couple on his knee where his meniscus was removed. With...Show More Summary

Indians' Michael Bourn Closing in on 300 Career Stolen Bases

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, needs just one more stolen base to reach 300 for his career. He may be a bit hesitant to run after missing the first 13 games of the season with a hamstring injury, but Bourn still figures to record No. Show More Summary

Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Granderson, Pedroia and More

Under the Knife is constantly evolving, but yet it remains the same. If we could go back to that late April day 13 years ago when I sent out an email detailing five key injuries, maybe we could change what this is now, but it remains structurally much the same. The spirit of UTK has shifted to football, basketball and soccer. Show More Summary

New York Yankees' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

The New York Yankees have already given us a lot to analyze in the season's first couple of weeks. A rash of injuries in 2013 led to a reconstruction of the roster this offseason by general manager Brian Cashman, and the new faces have (for the most part) been major contributors. Show More Summary

Bryce Harper's New Gatorade Commercial Is Wet, Screaming Insanity

Intense? Screaming? Soaking wet? Yup, it’s a new Bryce Harper commercial. The Washington Nationals slugger is soaked head to toe in a new commercial by Gatorade. He’s also tearing the covers off balls and yelling like a wild beast, which...Show More Summary

Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

A team's win-loss record early on during the season is not always the best indicator of how the team has performed, simply because it is such a small sample size to work with. With that in mind, what follows is a breakdown of all 30Show More Summary

UTK: Matt Moore Heads to Surgery, Becomes First Ray in Years to Have Tommy John

The streak is over. Whether you count Jason Isringhausen against the Tampa Bay Rays or not, it's still an incredible streak of health. It doesn't help Matt Moore now, as detailed by USA Today, who tested the elbow out on Monday afternoon and immediately knew that rehab wasn't going to work. Show More Summary

How Freddie Freeman Is Becoming One of MLB's Biggest Offensive Forces

In early February of this year, after a mostly quiet offseason, the Atlanta Braves surprised the baseball world by signing their young first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million contract. It was the largest contract,...Show More Summary

UTK: The Yankees Infield Is Broken with Injuries to Teixeira, Roberts and Jeter

Right now, the MVP of the Yankees is not a player, but Steve Donahue. The longtime Yankees athletic trainer has been holding the team together with white tape and long hours, but the team is falling apart due to its very construction. Show More Summary

Atlanta Braves' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

The Atlanta Braves are a streaky team, so naturally they will pull off a thrilling comeback (Monday night) while mixing in some clunkers (two shutout losses). To this point the Braves have been mostly up as they sport a 9-4 record and...Show More Summary

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