Can A’s pass Astros? Start finding out tonight

Summer is winding down, but MLB's postseason races are heating up. We've reached that point in the season schedule when, on any given day, there are games with legitimate weight taking place, and we've got a particularly big battle being waged out West this weekend.… Read More
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Five storylines to keep an eye on this weekend

Summer is winding down, but MLB's postseason races are heating up. We've reached that point in the season schedule when, on any given day, there are games with legitimate weight taking place, and we've got a particularly big battle being waged out West this weekend.… Read More
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Acuna’s plunking isn’t what baseball needs

Jose Urena hit a Major League-leading 14 batters last season. Before the Marlins' right-hander threw his first -- and, well, only -- pitch on Wednesday night, he had already hit 10 of the 541 batters he had faced in this 2018 season. So it's statistically conceivable the pitch that hit Ronald Acuna Jr. to open the bottom of the first inning at Sun Trust Park was one that just got away from Urena. An accident. Unless, of course, you actually watched the game.… Read More
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10 X-factors influencing MLB’s home stretch

We've got seven weeks left in this marathon we call a baseball season, but contrary to what any pessimistic pundit tried to tell you at the start of the season, things haven't proved very predictable at all. Here are 10 big X-factors for these waning weeks of the regular season.… Read More
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All you need to know about Players’ Weekend

"The Knight," "Big Fella," and "The Machine" are a few of the nicknames that will appear on the back of MLB uniforms during Players' Weekend presented by Valspar Stain. The event returns for its second year for all games scheduled from Aug. 24-26, it was announced today by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.… Read More
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‘Life on the road’ has deeper meaning for Drake

The nomadic existence of the ballplayer on the Major League roster bubble is an oft-told tale. But never in the game's history has a player lived it quite like Oliver "All Over" Drake. He's been everywhere, man, a Johnny Cash song brought to big league life. And his patient partner has been there for every turn in Oliver's Odyssey.… Read More
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