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If the playoffs started today, these would be the matchups

1:05 AM EDT

As the dog days of summer march on, the playoff picture continues to become more clear. With roughly 30 regular-season games remaining for each team, the countdown is on as the postseason approaches. While much hasn't changed at the top since our last playoff update -- all six division leaders

Cobb comes 1 out shy of hurling no-hitter vs. Reds

2:28 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Cobb’s late-career renaissance reached another apex on Tuesday night, when the 35-year-old veteran came within one out of throwing the 18th no-hitter in Giants history in a 6-1 win over the Reds at Oracle Park. Cobb carried a no-hit bid into the ninth and took the

Pitchers who've lost no-hitters on the final out

12:13 AM EDT

When the legendary Yogi Berra famously quipped, "It ain't over 'til it's over," he wasn't talking specifically about no-hitters. But the sentiment fits. For a pitcher authoring a no-hit bid, the job isn't done until the final out is recorded, and every batter presents a dangerous obstacle on the way

Kershaw collects 209th win, tying Drysdale

Lefty behind only Sutton (233) in club history; Betts hits career-best 36th HR
1:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- With his health the main priority, the Dodgers will be strategic with just how long of a leash Clayton Kershaw gets in each start the rest of the regular season. Kershaw, who missed more than a month with a left shoulder injury, likely won’t be at 100

What execs are saying about the chances of Pete Alonso getting traded

1:30 AM EDT

Pete Alonso has been one of the primary faces of the Mets since he made his debut in 2019, but will the slugger still be in New York when the 2024 season opens? Alonso is slated to become a free agent at the end of next season, setting him up

Garver's clutch HR propels Rangers into 3-way tie for first

1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Earlier during the Rangers’ current three-city road trip, Marcus Semien stepped up and challenged his teammates. That challenge, according to Mitch Garver, was seemingly simple: “Can we win a tight game? Can we come from behind? Can we win with a two-run lead and just lock it

At full strength, Astros' bats heating up at right time

Bregman, Alvarez hit back-to-back homers, Brantley returns to lineup in win over Red Sox
12:47 AM EDT

BOSTON -- After activating veteran outfielder Michael Brantley from the injured list on Tuesday, the Astros don’t have any key members of their offense on the IL for the first time this year. Jose Altuve missed 60 games with two injuries, Yordan Alvarez missed 39 games with an oblique strain

Taking stock of the chaotic three-team AL West race

12:29 AM EDT

The Wild Card races are setting up to be thrilling sprints to the finish in both the American League and the National League, which is a good thing, because, well, division-wise, there are fewer close races than you’d like. The Twins have pulled away from the Guardians in the AL

Nerves (and leg) of Steele: Cubs' ace guts out clutch win over Crew

Chicago southpaw throws six scoreless frames despite getting hit with comebacker
12:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- Justin Steele walked behind the mound, lifted his left leg and winced some as he gauged if he could tolerate the pain. A sharp comebacker off Victor Caratini’s bat had struck the Cubs' lefty just above his knee, causing concern to ripple through the crowd at Wrigley Field.

O’s aren't content after 83rd win matches last season's total

Santander's clutch bat helps push club 34 games above .500 for first time since 1997
12:13 AM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Brandon Hyde didn’t have a targeted number of wins in mind for the Orioles heading into the 2023 season. The manager kept the team’s objective simpler than that. “I just honestly wanted them to improve from last year and see where we were,” Hyde said. It’s not even

Carter celebrates 21st birthday, Triple-A debut with 4-hit peformance

August 29, 2023

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it, too? Barely 24 hours after his promotion to Triple-A, Evan Carter gave himself an unforgettable 21st birthday present ... four, to be exact. MLB Pipeline's No. 8 overall prospect equaled a career high with four hits in his Triple-A debut

Freddie has a shot at feat not seen in 87 years

Nobody has hit 60 doubles since 1936
1:50 AM EDT

In terms of single-season milestones, our focus tends to land primarily on home runs. If we're lucky -- as we have been recently -- we may even have the chance to follow along on a player's pursuit of a 60th home run. Unlikely as it may seem, however, in AL/NL

Five homers, six-run rally lift Phils to fifth straight win

Bohm belts go-ahead three-run long ball in sixth after Angels intentionally walk Harper
August 29, 2023

PHILADELPHIA -- Alec Bohm has played and watched enough baseball in his life to understand when it makes sense to intentionally walk a batter. Almost nobody in baseball is hitting better than Bryce Harper this month. He hit the 299th homer of his career in the second inning and doubled

Morton joins a list of legends with stellar gem at Coors Field

1:35 AM EDT

DENVER -- Charlie Morton bid adieu to what had been MLB’s longest current scoreless streak. But he still extended his recent dominance while helping the Braves claim a 3-1 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night. Morton surrendered just one run, scattered three hits and struck out eight over six

Injuries: Bichette, Mariners, Darvish, Dodgers, Soler

1:17 AM EDT

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.

King experiment finding success: 'You've got to be excited'

August 29, 2023

DETROIT -- With a 4.55 combined ERA that ranks 19th in baseball, it’s clear the Yankees’ rotation is in dire need of a pick-me-up. Injuries have played a key role in those struggles, but placing blame doesn’t provide solutions, nor does it help alleviate a bullpen that’s been forced into

'Other Boys of Summer' tour resumes with September dates

August 29, 2023

The stories of Josh Gibson, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and other Negro League legends have come into better focus in recent years. But there’s still a deep, rich history of Negro League baseball that is mostly untold and nearly lost to time. “The Other Boys of Summer,” a 42-minute documentary narrated

All Tiedemann outs come by the K in career-best night at Double-A

12:32 AM EDT

Ricky Tiedemann put up video game numbers at Double-A Tuesday night. Every out the top Blue Jays prospect recorded came via the strikeout. Over 3 2/3 innings, Tiedemann compiled a career-high 11 strikeouts en route to New Hampshire's 6-3 win over Reading at FirstEnergy Stadium. It marked the second time

Rays' resurgent offense proves ready for Sandy

Club keeps making July rut look like aberration, improving to 19-9 since last facing Alcantara
1:25 AM EDT

MIAMI -- The last time the Rays faced Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara, he tossed a 97-pitch complete game at Tropicana Field. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner’s one-run gem punctuated a brutal skid for Tampa Bay, one that saw the club drop 15 of 20 games. But much

Who holds the postseason tiebreakers in 2023?

1:08 AM EDT

Since 2022, all ties in the standings -- for a division title or Wild Card spot, or to determine playoff seeding -- have been determined solely by a series of mathematical tiebreakers, rather than on the field. A full breakdown of the current methodology can be seen here, but to

Gaddis, bullpen come up clutch after Williams' injury

12:24 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Guardians right-hander Hunter Gaddis didn’t have much time to prepare to pitch. He threw a weighted ball a couple times and then tried to use the run from the bullpen to the mound at Target Field to get his heart rate up. The quick preparation worked out and

5 notable facts about Splendid Splinter's life and career

12:55 AM EDT

Ted Williams enjoyed a remarkable career -- and life. The Hall of Famer remains one of the most legendary and distinctive players in Major League history more than 60 years after he played the last of his 2,292 games for the Red Sox. Williams, who passed away in 2002, was

Yankees place Bader on waivers (source)

'The opportunity has just been incredible. And I've loved every second of it'
August 29, 2023

DETROIT -- Harrison Bader was in the Yankees’ lunch room on Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park when he saw his name flash across the bottom of the screen. New York had placed him on waivers. The move, first reported by Newsday's Erik Boland and later confirmed by’s Mark Feinsand

Mets place Carlos Carrasco on waivers (source)

August 29, 2023