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Power Rankings: Top 5 undergoes reshuffling

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Is it too early to start talking about Wild Card races? Because in the National League, this fight to the finish could end up being a doozy. Through Sunday, the Dodgers have the lead for the top spot in the NL Wild Card standings, but just by a hair. They

Blue Jays crush eight homers in rout of Sox

5:14 PM EDT

BOSTON -- The Blue Jays took batting practice for just under three hours on Sunday at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox were pitching. Teoscar Hernández led an offensive avalanche in the 18-4 win over the Red Sox, as the Blue Jays launched eight home runs on 20 hits. Toronto

10 starting pitcher trade candidates, ranked

10:07 PM EDT

The Trade Deadline cometh, seven weeks from now. And as is an annual reality, good starting pitching will be both in demand and hard to land. That old, familiar phrase “starting five” has been outdated for a while now. But never more than in a 2021 season in which injuries

Rodón flaunts 'nasty stuff,' flirts with no-no

7:00 PM EDT

Carlos Rodón’s slider has always been an effective pitch, either twisting opposing hitters into the ground as they wave at it or freezing them in place as it dives into and out of the zone. Even at times when the offspeed stuff isn’t quite as effective as it has been

Stellar Nola, Phils 'go after' Yankees in sweep

Philadelphia back over .500 mark for first time in nearly a month
6:20 PM EDT

Entering the weekend with a chance to reclaim a .500 record for the first time since May 20, the Phillies received an impressive outing from starter Aaron Nola on Sunday afternoon to sweep the two-game series against the Yankees. Nola was efficient to start the game, needing just eight pitches

Tatis rewards Tingler's moves with slam

Padres manager shows gamesmanship, strategizes big inning
6:40 PM EDT

As Fernando Tatis Jr.’s go-ahead grand slam sailed over the left-field fence, triumphantly demarking the return of Slam Diego, Citi Field became incredulous. Regardless of affiliation, the stadium seemed universally succumbed to catharsis. A wave of jubilation ran through the Padres’ dugout. Chris Paddack let out a primal yell, reared

Torkelson, Dingler earn Double-A promotion

7:24 PM EDT

DETROIT -- Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson slugged his way from High-A West Michigan to Double-A Erie, earning a promotion up the organizational ladder along with top catching prospect Dillon Dingler. The promotions put Detroit’s top three offensive prospects -- and three of the Tigers’ top four prospects -- in

Hunter Greene headed for Triple-A (source)

11:15 AM EDT

CINCINNATI -- Reds No. 2 prospect Hunter Greene is getting a promotion that will bring him one step away from pitching in the Major Leagues. A source told on Sunday that Greene will be moving up from Double-A Chattanooga to make his next start for Triple-A Louisville. The roster

Davies blanks Cards as Cubs sweep

10:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Zach Davies tugged at the brim of his hat for a moment as he closed in on the Cubs' dugout on Sunday night. He was walking off the field to a much-deserved standing ovation from the Wrigley Field faithful, following another stellar performance. Since a brutal first month

Rays showcase 'best in the league' abilities

6:15 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- The biggest moment of the Rays’ latest victory came in the seventh inning, when Randy Arozarena rode a low-and-away changeup from César Valdez out to center field for his first career grand slam. That blast put the game well out of reach and set off a celebration

FAQ: All you need to know about ASG ballot

June 3, 2021

The return of the Midsummer Classic after a rare year off means the return of All-Star Game voting. As was the case in 2019, Major League Baseball will use a two-phase fan-voting process, made easier with the help of Google to determine the starting position players for the All-Star Game

These 30 players are worth an All-Star vote

June 12, 2021

We will get our first update on All-Star voting on Monday, which means it’s time to start getting serious. Every team will end up having at least one All-Star selection. But the voting is the only thing you and I have any personal say in. It’s the one we have

10 relievers who could be traded, ranked

June 12, 2021

Here is an exhaustive, well-researched list of contending clubs that definitively won’t need relief help between now and the July 30 Trade Deadline: 1) N/A 2) N/A 3) Etc. OK, now that we’ve gone over the list, let’s look at some relievers who could be available to help. Two caveats

Jansen escapes with bases full: 'Crazy game'

10:32 PM EDT

The Dodgers were three outs away from claiming their seventh win in 10 games. They had coasted through the game with a lead since the first inning. Then a five-run Dodgers lead nearly unraveled. Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ veteran closer, was the force that thwarted the comeback to preserve a

Inconsistent Yanks 'got to look in the mirror'

Boone: 'We’re going to find out what kind of character we’re made of'
6:51 PM EDT

Brett Gardner squinted into a glowing computer screen on Sunday morning and characterized the inconsistency of the season as “a couple of steps forward, a couple of steps back.” That description outlines the uphill predicament that the Yankees face: after 65 games of wheel-spinning, they have hardly moved. Domingo Germán

Olson strengthens ASG bid with 2-HR game

Chapman also goes deep as A's lock down series win vs. Royals
9:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND -- After Matt Olson notched a season-high four hits in Saturday’s victory, Matt Chapman used part of his postgame Zoom media session to make a pitch for the first baseman’s inclusion on this year’s American League roster for the All-Star Game. One day later, Olson made his own strong

Schwarber (2 HR), Ross (8 IP) shut down SF

6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Manager Dave Martinez had a feeling Kyle Schwarber could thrive batting leadoff in the Nationals' lineup. "I think Schwarber likes it because, like yesterday, he’s a guy that can get something going right away,” Martinez said Sunday before the Nats’ 5-0 win over the Giants. Martinez made the

'Fun to watch': Avi's homer leads to sweep

8:24 PM EDT

Everything was set up for Avisaíl García to make something happen in the bottom of the sixth of the Brewers’ 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday. With the score tied at 2, one out and Luis Urías sitting on third base, García stepped to the plate at American Family

Braves hope Acuña back Tues. after exit

Exercising caution, Snitker pulls RF from Marlins finale with pectoral tightness
7:56 PM EDT

Ronald Acuña Jr. exited the Braves' series finale against the Marlins on Sunday in the bottom of the fifth as a precaution with right pectoral tightness. Acuña was replaced by Ender Inciarte, who played alongside Abraham Almonte and Guillermo Heredia in center field and homered in the top of the

D-backs reveal City Connect series uniforms

1:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- The D-backs will sport a new look this Friday when they debut their Nike MLB City Connect series uniforms against the Dodgers at Chase Field. In addition to Friday, the D-backs will wear the Nike MLB City Connect Series uniforms on July 16 vs. the Cubs, July 30

On leave, Hazen still very much in charge

9:14 PM EDT

Though D-backs GM Mike Hazen announced on Friday that he's taking a physical leave of absence -- with assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye overseeing day-to-day baseball operations -- that doesn't mean there will be a lot of changes. Hazen, whose wife Nicole is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, will

Bartolo continues to defy time in Mexico

2:15 PM EDT

Bartolo Colón may not be pitching in the Majors in 2021, but that hasn't stopped him from taking the mound and dominating. The 48-year-old right-hander -- beloved for defying time and, in some cases, physics -- lowered his season ERA to 3.56 in five starts for the Mexican League's Acereros