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yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

The Oakland A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox.

Bryce Harper Crushes Home Run High into Right Field Stands vs. Seattle Mariners

Bryce Harper has had an up-and-down season, but it's plays like this that show you why he's still one of the buzziest young players in Major League Baseball. Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw a breaking ball to Harper that...Show More Summary

Japanese high school baseball game lasts 50 innings, four days

And they say Major League Baseball games are too long. For 49 innings and four days, no batter crossed home. Then finally on Sunday, Chukyo plated three runs in the top of the 50th inning to outlast Sotoku in the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament in Hyogo Prefecture. Show More Summary

What's Up With This Bizarre Major League Baseball Play?

In a Major League Baseball game on Friday night, the Dodgers pulled one of the most bizarre-looking strategic moves you'll see. Just look at the screenshot, aboveWhat is going on there? Basically, it's a baseball strategy called theShow More Summary

Ranking Top 7 MLB Contenders by Who's Best Built for the Playoffs

Regular-season success and postseason success are often two different things in Major League Baseball, as some teams are simply better built for postseason success. The article ahead offers an in-depth look at the seven teams best built...Show More Summary

MLB Must Change September Call-Up Rules to Be Fair to All 30 Teams

The final month of Major League Baseball’s regular season is just around the corner. For many teams, that means help is on the way. Starting Monday, Sept. 1, teams are allowed to carry as many as 40 players on their active roster. And...Show More Summary

Handicapping AL's Hotly Contested Wild-Card Race with 1 Month Left

This is exactly how Bud Selig and Major League Baseball drew it up three years ago. With the second wild-card spot, the number of viable postseason competitors increases and more teams remain in the hunt for longer. As the summer concludes...Show More Summary

Why Hasn't 2nd Wild Card Made MLB Waiver-Trade Window More Active?

Trading in Major League Baseball doesn't end until Aug. 31, but it sure feels like just about all the wheeling and dealing wrapped up back on July 31, doesn't it? In part, that's because the non-waiver trade deadline brought not just...Show More Summary

Baseball - Petit sets pitching record in Giants' win

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

- Yusmeiro Petit pitched six dominant innings, striking out nine batters en route to making history in the San Francisco Giants' 4-1 Major League Baseball victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Petit retired the first eight batters he faced to break Mark Buehrle's MLB record with 46 consecutive outs. Show More Summary

Petit sets pitching record in Giants' win

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Yusmeiro Petit pitched six dominant innings, striking out nine batters en route to making history in the San Francisco Giants' 4-1 Major League Baseball victory over the Colorado Rockies. Petit retired the first eight batters he faced to break Mark Buehrle's MLB record with 46 consecutive outs. Show More Summary

How the Final Month's Schedule Will Shake Up the MLB Playoff Races

Because the Major League Baseball season is 162 games long, the impact of the upcoming schedule often gets overlooked, if not entirely ignored. There are so many games to keep track of on any given day, the argument goes, that when players and coaches use the ol ' "one-game-at-a-time" cliche, they're not simply spouting a tried-and-true cliche. Show More Summary

Bud Selig farewell tour stops in Anaheim

Bud Selig's victory lap around Major League Baseball paused in Anaheim on Wednesday, where the commissioner addressed a group of Angels employees before meeting with the media.

Robinson Cano Repeatedly Attempts to Touch Adrian Beltre's Head

Major League Baseball players trying to mess with Adrian Beltre's head never gets old. It's no secret that the Texas Rangers third baseman doesn't like people touching his head. Everyone knows that fact, so some players—teammates and...Show More Summary

Obamacare to Blame for Cubs' 'TarpGate'? Either Way, 'Embarrassing'

Last week, Major League Baseball had its first protest upheld in more than two decades. The San Francisco Giants protested a called game, which the Chicago Cubs won 2-0 after five innings of play, thanks to a rain-out due to the Cubs' grounds crew's inability to pull the tarp over......

MLB denies protest by Tampa Bay

Major League Baseball denied a protest filed Saturday by the Tampa Bay Rays, stemming from a play disputed by Rays Manager Joe Maddon in a 5-4, 10-inning loss in Toronto. Tampa Bay's Wil Myers was ruled out on a replay-review reversal of a pickoff, and Maddon had argued that Toronto Manager...

MLB Denies Rays' Weekend Protest in Toronto

6 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Major League Baseball has denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend in Toronto.

Baseball's Second-Tier Players Have Benefitted The Most From 25 Years Of Skyrocketing Salaries

In 1989, pitcher Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball with a salary of $2.8 million. Twenty-five years later, a Dodgers pitcher is once again the highest-paid, only now it is Zack Greinke and he will be paid $26 million this year. Show More Summary

A Blunt Giancarlo Stanton Quote Is The Latest Sign He's Going To Leave Miami

Giancarlo Stanton is arguably one of the three or four best hitters in Major League Baseball. Even though he's one player the Marlins actually want to keep, it is looking more and more like his days in Miami are numbered. The Marlins are just three games back in the Wild Card and Stanton is a big reason why. Show More Summary

Giancarlo Stanton Quickly Chasing Down Mike Trout as MLB's Best Player

Conventional creed these past few years more or less requires everyone in and around Major League Baseball, from players to coaches to executives to media to fans, simply to accept that Mike Trout is the best player on the planet. But...Show More Summary

Highlighting 5 Possible Last-Minute Impact MLB Waiver Deadline Steals

The bulk of trade activity around Major League Baseball goes down before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, but there is still time for players to be dealt in August and still make an impact on the stretch run and on into the postseason. Teams...Show More Summary

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