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Cubs, Brewers square off again with first place at stake

An early June showdown awaits the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers this week, as they’ll renew their budding rivalry over the next three days with first place on the line. Just like a year ago at this time, the Brewers have dictated the standings from atop the NL Central. But unlike last season, the two-time […]

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Mike Trout’s biggest assist? Helping ‘Sho-Time’ get started

Shohei Ohtani traveled more than 5,000 miles from his home in Japan in his quest to make history as a two-way player in the major leagues, so it was only natural for him to feel a knot in his stomach and the burden of expectations several hours before his pitching debut with the Los Angeles […]

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Vlad Jr. fever, the clutch factor and MLB’s next big thing

With Ronald Acuna Jr. now occupying a corner locker in the Atlanta Braves’ clubhouse, Baby Vlad has ascended to the top of the charts in the prospect ranking business. He’s as flashy a prospect as you’ll ever see. His namesake father is one of the most exciting players ever to grace a big league ballfield […]

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Pirates manager says it’s ‘open season’ on catchers after Anthony Rizzo slide

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle called it “open season” on catchers after Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took out the legs of catcher Elias Diaz on a force play at home plate in the eighth inning of Monday’s 7-0 win by the Cubs. Rizzo was easily out at home on the ground ball hit to […]

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Olney: Hot commodities in the relief pitching market

Manny Machado will be the most discussed trade target of the summer in the media, because of his superstar pedigree and because of his impending free agency. But the Kansas City Royals’ Kelvin Herrera could turn out to be the most-talked about among teams, with the highest volume of suitors. While Machado’s market will be […]

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What does legalized sports gambling mean for baseball?

Ninety-nine years after the Black Sox scandal threatened to destroy Major League Baseball’s credibility and almost three decades after Pete Rose ruined his career with his gambling ties, the game is entering a potentially lucrative, exhilarating, mysterious and messy new frontier.cheap nfl jerseys nike china The recent Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legalized […]

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State of baseball’s rebuilding teams: Contenders already?

Last winter, with baseball’s free-agent class mostly dangling in limbo, super agent Scott Boras was about all we had for hardball-related entertainment. You probably remember many of Boras’ metaphor-laden barbs. Like this one: “The team cutting payroll is treating their family where they’re staying in a neighborhood that has less protection. They’re not living in […]

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One year after cancer, Chad Bettis is winning with every pitch

While some of his peers collect wine for a hobby, Colorado Rockies starter Chad Bettis is partial to nursing a glass of single-malt Scotch whiskey in his free time. He has about 70 bottles of Speysides, Islays and Highlands in his collection, and when he isn’t pitching, preparing for his next start or recovering from […]

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Cubs out of the zone as strikeout issues return

Perhaps it’s the hitting background at Sun Trust Park. Or perhaps the Chicago Cubs simply can’t give up their affinity for striking out a lot. After whiffing just twice in a Monday game against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field, the Cubs reverted to their old ways once the series shifted south. They’ve struck out […]

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Mookie Betts vs. Bryce Harper — and other pressing baseball debates

Harper is off to an excellent start. He began the week leading the National League in home runs and walks, while ranking second in runs, third in RBIs and fourth in on-base percentage. Betts, however, is playing like Secretariat at the Belmont. He began the week leading the majors in home runs, runs, batting average […]

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