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Record power: Nats hit 5 HRs in 3rd, 4 in a row

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:43:29 EDT

The Nationals erupted for their own team-wide home run derby during Thursday afternoon's 15-2 win against the Brewers at Nationals Park, including four consecutive homers and five overall in the third inning. By the fourth, the Nationals had tied a franchise record with eight home runs in a game.

Report: Texas 'confident' in finding deal for Yu

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:36:03 EDT

There appears to be building momentum toward the Rangers trading Yu Darvish, as MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reports that Texas is "confident" they will get a quality return for the ace and that the club is actively exchanging names they would want in return with other clubs.

#MLBFightsALS fundraising campaign unveiled

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:35:44 EDT

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that it is supporting The ALS Association's new ALS Home Health Initiative by launching the "MLB Fights ALS" campaign, a league-wide fundraising effort that will begin on Tuesday and run through Aug. 5.

Rays acquire slugger Duda, reliever Jennings

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:21:15 EDT

The Rays are buyers. They confirmed their status Thursday with a giant exclamation point. In the morning they traded Minor League first baseman Casey Gillaspie to the White Sox for Dan Jennings, a much-needed left-handed reliever. Then, just prior to the team's game against the Yankees, the Rays traded Minor League right-hander Drew Smith to the Mets to acquire first baseman Lucas Duda.

J.D. extends HR tear with tiebreaking slam

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:42:06 EDT

After going hitless in his first five at-bats for the D-backs following his trade from the Tigers, outfielder J.D. Martinez has shown why Arizona made him its top non-waiver Trade Deadline target.

Vibing Tribe sweeps Angels, wins 7th straight

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:48:39 EDT

Francisco Lindor's go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning of Thursday's series finale with the Angels helped the Indians finish off the three-game sweep and win their seventh in a row with a 2-1 victory at Progressive Field.

Managers Postgame: Baker on Nats' big win

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:00:04 EDT

Nationals manager Dusty Baker discusses his team hitting four straight home runs and Max Scherzer's outing in a 15-2 win over the Brewers.

Trailblazing girls take mound at elite NYBC

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:44:53 EDT

This is the year Major League Baseball and USA Baseball introduced the Trailblazer Series to include girls in the game of baseball. Next week, Mo'ne Davis, perhaps the most well-known female baseball player, will be in Cincinnati to play in the Junior Boys RBI World Series.

MLB Buzz: Trade talk, deals and rumors

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:52:36 EDT

With the non-waiver Trade Deadline set for July 31, we keep you up to date with the latest free agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.

Watch HOF induction live, Sun. 11 a.m. ET

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:32:41 EDT

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez will be joined by John Schuerholz and Bud Selig as the Class of 2017 is enshrined in Cooperstown. Watch live on MLB Network, simulcast on, on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Lupica: The height stuff? Altuve best, period

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:17:51 EDT

Jose Altuve is a big star of his sport already. Getting bigger and playing bigger and making a bigger name for himself all the time.

LA 'confident' in deal for Yu, Gray or Verlander

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:46:09 EDT

The Dodgers are "increasingly confident" they can trade for one of the Rangers' Yu Darvish, the A's Sonny Gray or the Tigers' Justin Verlander by Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, sources told's Jon Paul Morosi on Thursday.

Need a Hand in the 'pen? 7 relief trade targets

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:15:54 EDT

The trade market remains flush with bullpen options, though Wednesday night's trade that sent All-Star Pat Neshek from the Phillies to the Rockies might just be the domino that gets the reliever market moving.

Fans' guide to Hall of Fame weekend activities

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:59:06 EDT

One of the best weekends of the calendar year is almost here. Soon, that little village in upstate New York will be inundated with eager baseball fans looking to celebrate the greatest contributors in baseball history.

Quintana touched by White Sox tribute

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:55:27 EDT

Jose Quintana became emotional during the video tribute by the White Sox on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. The new Cubs pitcher, whom the White Sox traded to the other side of town on July 13, took advantage of Wednesday and Thursday to say goodbye to his former teammates.

CBA compensation FAQ: Deadline edition

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:19:53 EDT

This can be a confusing time of year in the world of baseball transactions -- and not just because some of us are sure to be duped by the occasional phony Twitter account dispensing "fake news" on the trade front.

Granderson having tough time letting Duda go

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:46:09 EDT

Granderson having tough time letting Duda go

MLB Pipeline's midseason Top 100 like none before

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:26:59 EDT

An unprecedented 11 hitters lead's updated prospects list, with Yoan Moncada again ranked No. 1.

Beltre's approach to 3,000 no surprise

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:20:03 EDT

Some days, Adrian Beltre is acutely aware of how close he is to becoming the 31st member of one of baseball's most illustrious fraternities. He can see the titanic silhouette of that number, "3,000," on the horizon, growing larger and nearer as he inches closer. But other days, he doesn't know how many hits he needs, or otherwise doesn't care.

Bellinger buoyed by tight-knit group of friends

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:34:27 EDT

Throw the accolades away -- the Little League World Series run, the Major League scouts and the stardom his friends thought was inevitable -- and Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was just like any other 17-year-old kid during his senior year of high school.

Scherzer notches 6th straight 200-K season

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:38:45 EDT

Throughout his career, Nationals ace Max Scherzer has dedicated the necessary time and effort to preparing his body for heavy workloads. He's now been rewarded with six straight seasons of at least 200 strikeouts, adding yet another accomplishment to his already lengthy list.

5 contenders with prospects to make big deal

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:29:28 EDT

Some contending teams are in better shape, farm system-wise, than others to make big additions for the stretch run. Here are five teams with the most prospect talent to deal from, with five other contending teams who might not be quite as deep, but could pull off a trade if needed.

Rally pigeon? Bird's the word for Nationals

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:38:54 EDT

Rally pigeon? Bird's the word for Nationals

Pearce hits walk-off slam as Toronto sweeps A's

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:05:39 EDT

The Blue Jays are suddenly riding a wave of momentum after their second walk-off win in under 24 hours sealed a four-game sweep over the Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Steve Pearce was the hero, crushing a grand slam to left in the bottom of the 10th for an 8-4 win.

Torre in 15th year of aiding victims of abuse

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:47:24 EDT

On Thursday, the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation 2017 Golf and Tennis Classic was held to benefit the countless children who live in homes of domestic violence. Torre, the Hall of Fame manager and chief baseball officer at Major League Baseball, hosted a long list of celebrities for this key annual fundraiser. This marks the 15th anniversary of the foundation that he and wife Ali started in response to the impact that domestic violence had on him and his family, and Torre said many people today actually know him more for this deeply involved side of his life.

Was Beltre's on-deck display worth ejection?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:34:24 EDT

Adrian Beltre prefers to stand almost directly behind home plate instead of the on-deck circle, and until Wednesday, it hadn't been an issue.

Hicks, Austin set for rehab stints next week

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:56:12 EDT

Both outfielder Aaron Hicks and first baseman Tyler Austin are expected to start their Minor League rehabilitation assignments when the Yankees' next road trip begins late next week.

Rogers: Quintana trade a rare win-win

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:00:46 EDT

Forget waiting two or three years -- or even until the end of this season -- to evaluate the Jose Quintana trade. Two weeks after it was concluded, it's safe to say that the deal between the Cubs and White Sox will turn out exactly as advertised.

To open spot for Weaver, Mayers optioned

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:20:40 EDT

Mike Mayers' stay in St. Louis was a brief one, as the right-handed reliever was optioned to Triple-A on Thursday, one day after being recalled from Memphis.

Ryan happy to be on hand for Bagwell, Pudge

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:12:21 EDT

It takes a special circumstance for Nolan Ryan to attend a National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and Sunday certainly qualifies. Ryan will travel to Cooperstown, N.Y., on Friday to watch his former Rangers teammate Ivan Rodriguez and Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell get inducted on Sunday.

Put it on the board ... Yoan's son calls HR

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:05:42 EDT

Put it on the board ... Yoan's son calls HR

As Hall calls Pudge, Beltre continues 3K quest

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:55:05 EDT

This is a huge week for two Rangers icons. Ivan Rodriguez is being inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday and Adrian Beltre is approaching 3,000 career hits.

Nats' 8-HR, 15-run barrage dominates Crew

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:05:20 EDT

The ball flew over the wall so often that it seemed like a team-wide round of batting practice for the Nationals. They matched a franchise record as they clubbed eight home runs during a historic display of power in a 15-2 drubbing of the Brewers on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park.

Inbox: Midseason Top 100 Prospects re-rank

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:23:27 EDT

In this week's Pipeline Inbox, Jonathan Mayo answers questions about players who just missed the Top 100 Prospects list, including Joey Wentz and Austin Hays, Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez and Huascar Ynoa, who was recently dealt from the Twins to the Braves.

What the deck? Beltre moves circle, is tossed

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:12:34 EDT

What the deck? Beltre moves circle, is tossed

Mets deal Duda to Rays, acquire RHP Smith

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:46:15 EDT

Lucas Duda made a slow lap around the square-shaped visiting clubhouse at Petco Park, patting one former teammate on the shoulder, bending down to shake the hand of another resting on a couch.

Former Astro Andersen 'doubly happy' for Bagwell

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:50:50 EDT

The way Larry Andersen looks at things, a little piece of him will be going into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend when former Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell is inducted Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

45-mph eephus? That won't faze Ichiro

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:45:23 EDT

45-mph eephus? That won't faze Ichiro

Darvish remains in demand on trade market

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:26:40 EDT

Yu Darvish had the worst outing of his Major League career on Wednesday, allowing 10 earned runs over 3-2/3 innings in a lopsided loss to the Marlins. Still, he remains in high demand ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline -- in part because of developments elsewhere in the Majors on the same day.

Peraza struggling as Cozart's fill-in at SS

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:08:22 EDT

Originally a shortstop, Jose Peraza has played there plenty this season when Cozart was out periodically with a sore right quadriceps. But he didn't fare well during Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Yankees.

Blue Jays red: Stroman, Martin, Gibbons tossed

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:32:46 EDT

Marcus Stroman is regularly one of the league's more animated and emotional pitchers, and Thursday was clearly no exception.

Slide of Hand: SD reliever could be in demand

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:03:30 EDT

The Padres don't appear ready to back down from their lofty price tag on lefty reliever Brad Hand.

Cry The W? WS rings lead to teething ones

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:00:39 EDT

Cry The W? WS rings lead to teething ones

The baby Kershaws took over Dodger Stadium and it was one of the most adorable things ever

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:54:25 EDT

Baby Kershaws take over Dodger Stadium

Globetrotter threw pitch ...while spinning ball

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:29:24 EDT

Globetrotter threw pitch ...while spinning ball

Hot wire: 10 picks to pluck off fantasy waivers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:32:18 EDT

Regardless of your team's holes, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. Check the following 10 men -- all sitting in waivers in many leagues, and all ready to help you win.

Altuve scorching with season for the ages

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 EDT

You look at Jose Altuve's numbers and laugh. They do not seem real. They are the stuff of video games: .431 batting average on the road, .494 in July, .365 overall, tops in the bigs.

Bagwell's greatest game: 2 HR, 7 RBIs, SB, HBP

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:03:37 EDT

Jeff Bagwell's greatest game is a tough one to pick out -- he didn't really have a single game that stood out among the rest.

Talking a blue streak: Royals' run reaches 8

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:58:36 EDT

Eric Hosmer ripped five hits, including his first career grand slam, and the Royals pounded out a season-high 22 hits en route to a 16-2 blowout of the Tigers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, thus sweeping the three-game series.

Marlins score 22 at Texas; Beltre ejected for antics

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:06:50 EDT

On a night where Adrian Beltre was chasing history, the Marlins carved out a bit of history for themselves. Miami unloaded on Rangers starter Yu Darvish early, and the Marlins cruised to a record-setting 22-10 victory on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park for their fourth win in their last six games.