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  • Starting it off
    Frazier named a starter for 2015 All-Star Game
    The push to get at least one Cincinnati Red into the starting lineup of this year's All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark has paid off as rosters were announced Sunday with Todd Frazier making the cut.Frazier was trailing every week of...
  • Kansas City Royals
    Royals continue to dominate in AL standings
    With the All-Star Game just a couple of weeks away, it's time to take a look at the first set of weekly MLB standings for this season. If you've been a loyal reader, you know these standings typically get released after the weekend finale...
  • starts for second straight eyar
    Diamondbacks fail to sweep Rockies: Goldschmidt starts in All-Star Game
    Elusive.Enduring more than a dozen opportunities this season, the Diamondbacks have failed to reach the .500 level. While the club remains competitive, and in a possible National League West-division conversation, that defining line between...
  • batting average increasing
    Hale utilizing "small ball" to advantage
    As the baseball season evolved, the top of the Diamondbacks batting order emerged as a lethal group.With the fleet Ender Inciarte as the principal “table-setters,” manager Chip Hale then positioned A. J. Pollock, worthy of All-Star...
  • successful return
    After Tommy John surgery, Corbin has a triumphant return
    Check all the boxes, Patrick Corbin.In his return from Tommy John surgery and starting his first major league game in nearly two years, Corbin did not lose a beat from his All-Star season of two years ago.To every concern and at every level,...
  • joins 25-man roster
    Diamondbacks decide to go with three catchers
    To keep a player whom they coveted, the Diamondbacks are willing to be more patient than usual.With regard to decision-makers within the organization, the Diamondbacks are convinced catcher Oscar Hernandez is the catcher of the future but, at ths...
  • 070415 - Miguel Cabrera
    Miguel Cabrera sidelined for six weeks
    The Detroit Tigers got a big piece of bad news during the 4th of July holiday weekend. First baseman Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is diagnosed as a Grade 3 left calf strain. Jason Beck of MLB.com first broke...
  • A's take down the King on the 4th of July
    A's take down the King on the 4th of July
    Felix Hernandez is the King. Long live the King—except on the 4th of July: The Oakland Athletics beat Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners today at the O.co Coliseum, 2-0, to take the third game of a four-game series between the two American...
  • :A day to remember
    Yankees connect with children of fallen heroes
    New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley had a good day, picking up a hit and a run scored in the Bronx Bombers' 4-3 victory Saturday over the Tampa Bay Rays. He was also able to pick up two "biggest fans."Spending time with the...
  • Carlos Gonzalez against the San Francisco Giants
    Thoughts on the good and bad of the Colorado Rockies season so far
    I recently had the chance to sit down with Drew Creasman, a regular contributor to Purple Row, one of the best and most informative sites on the Web about the Colorado Rockies (be sure to check it out by clicking here). Drew and I have watched...
  • fifth career walk-off hit
    Pennington's game-winner gives Diamondbacks walk-off victory
    Walk-off game-winners and Cliff Pennington have become great friends.In his eight-year major league career, Pennington delivered the winning run during his team’s last at-bat five times. The latest came Friday night when the veteran...
  • back on the mound
    Back from Tommy John surgery, Corbin returns to the mound Saturday
    The rust, along with the emotional baggage, is finally off.Though pundits are not completely shocked by the news Patrick Corbin is starting his first major league game in nearly two years Saturday against the Rockies at home, the timing could not...
  • Troy Tulowitzki against the Oakland A's
    Colorado's offense disappearing at the worst possible time
    While Tony Bennett may have crooned that he left his heart in San Francisco, the Colorado Rockies apparently left their bats as well.Since dropping two of three to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park over the weekend and starting an...
  • solid effort
    In defeating Rockies, Hellickson turns in his best effort of the season
    Move over Jeremy Hellickson and take a page from Chase Anderson’s book.While the issue of lack of run support haunted Anderson most of this season, Hellickson, too, became a victim from this lack of production.It seemed, however, to last for...
  • Masanori Murakami at Citi Field
    Murakami is a hit during the return to the site of his major league debut
    Masanori Murakami was 6,000 miles away from his home while visiting New York City this week, but the famed Japanese pitcher was welcomed with open arms as he returned to the site where he made history over 50 years ago as the first Japanese player...
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