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  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Billy Hamilton could steal the NL rookie-of-the-year award

    Billy Hamilton could steal the NL rookie-of-the-year award
    At the All-Star break, a speedster is a top candidate for National League rookie of the year, and a pitcher's recovery from injury could determine the AL winner. In the NL, if the award was based on stolen bases alone, it probably would go to...
  • Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs

    Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs
    The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price. As with every season,...
  • White Sox playing cards close to vest

    White Sox playing cards close to vest
    Now is a tell-tale point of the season when general managers try to assume their most stoic poker faces. With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, they have to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, with regard to going all out for a long-...
  • Prospect watch: Early look at future of all 30 teams

    Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science. Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers. Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
  • A's already set up to roll through the postseason

    Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline. But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs President Theo Epstein concocted...
  • Astros fail to sign Brady Aiken, No. 1 overall pick in MLB draft

    For only the third time since 1965, a major league team has failed to sign the top overall pick in baseball's annual amateur draft. The Houston Astros and left-hander Brady Aiken, from San Diego Cathedral Catholic High, did not come to terms before...
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch minor league rehab game by middle of next week

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch minor league rehab game by middle of next week
    OAKLAND, Calif. — After throwing off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch a minor league rehabilitation game by the middle of next week, Orioles...
  • Miami Marlins: Marlins have second-highest increase in attendance in first half of MLB season

    MIAMI - Losing Jose Fernandez to a season-ending injury. The multi-game losing streaks. The heartbreaking will-they, won't-they extra inning losses. All of these items have made for a tough Marlins season. Just don't tell Marlins fans that. A study done...
  • Hand crafts career outing in Marlins' 3-2 win over Giants

    Hand crafts career outing in Marlins' 3-2 win over Giants
    Hand it to the an unlikely pitcher to help the Marlins end six-game losing streak. After giving up two runs in the third, Marlins pitcher Brad Hand and his catcher, Jeff Mathis, had a conversation. The chat helped the 24-year-old recover his...
  • Wednesday: Marlins at Braves, 7:10 p.m.

    7:10 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta On the mound RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-5, 4.08) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (8-6, 4.03): Eovaldi in three July starts is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA, four walks and nine strikeouts in 17 innings. Five of Santana's eight wins have come...