|It's early enough that we don't know enough, but there's juice to be squeezed from the Yankees-Red Sox matchup again.
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|How much fun is it to watch Brewers first baseman Eric Thames play right now? There's power and discipline in that swing. There's joy, too, because the back story is so sweet and so improbable.
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|The Houston Astros see this as their time. Funny thing is, so do the Cleveland Indians. And that's why we have our first big series of the 2017 season when these two teams open a three-game set at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
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|In the top of the third inning of a March 25 Spring Training game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Mets center fielder Juan Lagares stepped into the batter's box against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. A few pitches into the at-bat, he fouled a ball off awkwardly and ran down the line as he watched it roll out of play. Lagares grounded out on the next pitch, then he promptly left the game with pain in his left side.
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|Some rivalries have historic foundations. Others are more temporal, based on trends that pull franchises toward each other.
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|The Rockies had just put the finishing touches on their first three-game sweep of the Giants at home in 15 years. They had matched the second-best start in franchise history, a 13-6 record that is one win shy of that early-season surge in 1997 and in line with what they did to open the 2011 and '13 campaigns.
More» Rockies notch a five-run inning vs. Giants|
|We can point to a number of factors -- cosmic and analytical -- to explain why the Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years in 2016. Here's one: In Mike Montgomery, the Cubs had an ideal reliever for the 2016 postseason -- and baseball's Bullpen Era.
More» Devenski collects 2nd career save|
|Mark Melancon faced challenges early in his career, from injuries to demotions. However, he looks back at them as blessings.
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|Philip Humber woke up in Seattle on a Saturday morning exactly five years ago with absolutely no idea whatsoever that he was about to have the most magical day of his life.
More» Humber fans Ryan to complete perfect game|
|White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is not sure if he will call it a career after this season. He has already cut down his schedule to 81 games in order to spend more time with his family.
More»Hawk Harrelson remembers Jackie Robinson fondly|
|You didn't expect to see the Orioles in first place at this point, did you? Did you think the Brewers would be baseball's most entertaining team? Here are five teams doing the unexpected.
More» Miley strikes out 11 in eight great frames|
|Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is off to his best start since 2014, when he hit .363 during the first month of the season. Entering Saturday's action against the Mets, Zimmerman is second on the team in batting average (.382), home runs (5), RBIs (13) and on-base percentage (.424).
More» Zimmerman crushes a two-run home run|
|If nothing else, Bryce Harper is at least the eyes, the nose and the lips when it comes to The Face of Baseball. For verification, just listen to the reaction after the slugger with the game's most striking collection of hair strolls to the plate on the road for the Nationals.
More» Harper talks about five-RBI, two-homer game|
|We learned this week that Major League Baseball could soon follow the lead of the NFL in having its umpires wear microphones to explain decisions on replay challenges, which were themselves an innovation on the gridiron.
More»Castrovince discusses managers wearing headsets|
|Clayton Kershaw is one of those special athletes who in years to come will be so revered by future generations that they will refer to the Kershaw generation of pitchers, much like today the phrase is so often used in discussing the likes of Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax and Bob Feller and Walter Johnson.
More»Dodgers GM Zaidi appreciates Kershaw's greatness|
|Got a problem with the Cubs? I thought I had something until I talked to manager Joe Maddon on Wednesday.
More»Hoyer on Cubs finding their identity in 2017|
|When a ball can be caught, it all changes. Lorenzo Cain transforms. His sprint speed on outs is 29.1 -- almost identical to his all-out speed -- and that suddenly puts him third in baseball, behind only the dynamic duo of Billy Hamilton and Byron Buxton.
More» Cain leaps for great grab, Springer admires|
|If the Rockies were having a sluggish April, they'd have plenty of ways to rationalize it.
More» Cardullo knocks home LeMahieu with a single|
|Had Javier Baez succumbed to his sorrow and let it distance himself from his dream, his wonderful performance that helped the Cubs win the World Series would not have been possible. And had Grace Davis not maintained her awesomely optimistic outlook in the face of serious medical difficulty, she would not have been there to give Baez his championship ring.
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|Giants manager Bruce Bochy has those sleepy eyes, that slow way of speaking, but don't be deceived. Bochy is the game's ultimate warrior.
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|This is what an eight-game winning streak gets you: confidence, momentum and good vibes. That's true for every team, especially early in a season. That's emphatically true for the New York Yankees, who are trying to do one of the toughest things any team can do.
More»Yankees win first eight home games of 2017|
|Hank Azaria calls it his "generic announcer voice." Yes, it's clear that his new fall-down funny comedy "Brockmire" is not really about announcing baseball games. As Azaria says, it's about social media. It's about connecting generations. It's about a lot of adult topics, small towns, efforts to stay vibrant and many other things.
More»Azaria discusses 'Brockmire,' channels Phil Rizzuto|
|Mookie Betts hasn't struck out in a game since Sept. 12 -- that's 28 games ... and counting.
More» Betts continues streak without striking out|
|No one doubted Eric Thames' power. He'd hit 124 home runs the last three seasons, after all, albeit in the Korea Baseball Organization. But the question remained: Could the new Brewers first baseman handle Major League fastballs?
More»Levering calls Thames' homer in fifth straight game|
|You shouldn't technically be allowed to look at the standings or the stats at this stage of the season. The pages on this very site that reveal those numbers should probably be blocked as if part of some work or school firewall. If the season ended today, we'd be talking about how seven of the 10 October entrants were teams that didn't make it to the postseason last year and how Jason Vargas and Chase Anderson have really good Cy Young cases.
More»Thames ties club record with homers in five straight|
|MLB.com recently sat down with Reds GM Dick Williams in his Spring Training office in Goodyear, Ariz., to discuss his life before baseball, the difficulty of trading popular players and why "rebuilding" can be a dirty word.
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|Considered a sleeper in the National League West when Spring Training opened, the Rockies began the season with four key players on the disabled list, and they have seen the top of their lineup struggle. But they still woke up Monday morning in first place in the NL West.
More» CarGo lays out to help Holland earn the save|
|On April 14 in 2017 Anno Domini, in the fourth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, Clayton Kershaw faced Paul Goldschmidt with a runner on first base. His first pitch, as you might imagine, was a 90-mph slider that Goldschmidt could only foul off.
More» Kershaw fans eight D-backs over 8 1/3 frames|
|MLB.com sat down with Giants senior vice president and general manager Bobby Evans to discuss what he's learned from Brian Sabean, what it was like watching Barry Bonds on a daily basis and why Buster Posey is so important to the Giants.
More»Evans on being part of three World Series titles|
|The Pirates haven't forgotten about Jung Ho Kang.
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