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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...
  • Braves midseason report: Inconsistency plagues team

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH The Atlanta Braves have demonstrated the ability to contend for a second straight Eastern Division championship. But the team's maddening inconsistency on offense has left fans...
  • Twins midseason report: Upcoming homestand is key

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Minnesota Twins - INSIDE PITCH The two weeks between the All-Star Game and the July 31 trade deadline will go a long way toward deciding whether the Minnesota Twins will be a buyer or a seller at the end of the...
  • Athletics midseason report: Setting up for run

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH They would never admit it publicly, but you have to know Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and manager Bob Melvin aren't bothered at all to see the Los Angeles Angels of...
  • Brewers midseason report: Happy to be in first

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Milwaukee Brewers - INSIDE PITCH MILWAUKEE -- Amazing what a difference one victory can make. The Milwaukee Brewers wrapped up in dramatic fashion, snapping a seven-game losing streak with an 11-2 thumping of the...
  • Giants midseason report: Optimism abounds despite slump

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy calls his team lucky. That is the only way he can explain how a club that lost 22 of its past 32 games somehow managed to remain one...
  • Royals midseason report: Club hoping for surge

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH The Kansas City Royals entered the 2014 season coming off their best record since 1989. They replaced starting pitcher Ervin Santana with Jason Vargas and were counting on solid...
  • Nationals midseason report: Injury issues seem to be over

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Washington Nationals - INSIDE PITCH The outlook for the second half for the Washington Nationals looks very bright -- even after the fourth inning July 13 in Philadelphia, when starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann...
  • Astros midseason report: Trying to avoid 100 losses

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- In the aftermath of an 11-0 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday at Minute Maid Park, Astros manager Bo Porter was left defending his decision to pull right-hander Brad Peacock...
  • Tigers midseason report: Streaky season

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH Things look bright for Detroit the remainder of the season after the Tigers entered the All-Star break with their third-largest lead to that point in the season, 6 1/2 games over the...
  • C.J. Edwards confident of a strong return

    C.J. Edwards confident of a strong return
    MESA, Ariz. — C.J. Edwards was scared for one of the few times in his successful career. One month after pitching in his first major league exhibition game and embarking on a successful start at Double-A Tennessee, the Cubs' top pitching...