|It's one month until the non-waiver Trade Deadline -- it's Aug. 1 this year -- which means rumors will be running rampant. It also means it's time to familiarize yourself with each club's Deadline decisions.
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|The Cleveland Indians had an extraordinary June. They posted the best record in baseball, at 22-6, for that month, and they still have that 13-game winning streak alive and well. And they have been doing it the old-fashioned way, with pitching. So how do we explain the Baltimore Orioles?
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|Here's to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants for old-schooling the designated hitter and letting a pitcher who can hit, hit. It paid off for the Giants in a victory over the Athletics in Oakland Thursday night.
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|That's how disappointing this season has been for the Twins. They find themselves with the worst record in the Major Leagues after a very encouraging 2015 season, when rookie manager Paul Molitor and a young core of players won 83 games to finish second in the American League Central.
More» Twins hit back-to-back dingers in the 4th|
|Before we get to everything else, let's just ask Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski the obvious since he has the credentials and the temperament for what I'm about to type.
More» Pierzynski laces an RBI double to left|
|We are inside the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, our cameras are rolling, and I am sitting across from one of the most remarkable people I've met.
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|When Chase Headley trots out to third base for the Yankees on Friday night against his old club, the Padres, at Petco Park, he will have a strange sense of déjà vu. Headley was drafted by San Diego and had his best season for the Padres, but the environs have changed since he was traded to the Yankees almost two years ago.
More» Headley scores on passed ball for the win|
|There is only one Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers have to hope that they will be operating with no Kershaw for the shortest possible period of time.
More» Roberts speaks on Kershaw heading to the DL|
|We're going down to the wire on some of these races in both leagues. Time to give your guys another push toward San Diego as we approach the final hours of online voting (11:59 p.m. ET tonight).
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|It was one of those regularly unscheduled sessions.
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|On the morning of June 1, the Red Sox were flying high in the American League East. They were 32-20, and they were in first place, ahead of the Orioles by three games. As they begin a weekend set at Fenway Park against the Angels, Boston is mired in second place, 5 1/2 games behind Baltimore.
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|You never forget some moments, some critical intersections in a baseball season. Not when your heart is involved. For Randy Hundley, as well as the Bleacher Bums and a generation of Cub fans, one of those was a laser-beam throw to home plate at Shea Stadium.
|The Dodgers have won three straight National League West titles. A fourth would require some serious adjustments in their starting pitching situation.
More» Stewart notches first Major League strikeout|
|He's pitched many better games. He's pitched dozens that carried more importance. But you wonder, has James Shields ever felt the way he did when he walked from the mound to the White Sox dugout in the seventh inning of a 9-6 victory over the Twins Wednesday night, with fans standing on their feet and clapping?
More» Shields holds Twins to one run over 6 2/3|
|Five days removed from becoming the sixth active manager -- and 61st all-time -- to fill out a lineup card for 1,000 big league victories, Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle was sitting on the bench at Safeco Field on Wednesday afternoon when the irony of the situation hit. Thirty-three years, two months, three weeks and one day earlier, across the street in the Kingdome, which has since been demolished, Hurdle reached a critical juncture in his baseball life.
|These Indians go to 11… wins in a row. That's the longest win streak in the Majors this year and the longest by an Indians club within a single season since 1982. Most importantly, it has turned a dead-even American League Central race with the Royals into a six-game Tribe lead near the midway mark.
More»Indians extend streak to 13, match franchise record|
|Troy Tulowitzki has moved on. He is a Toronto Blue Jay. And he is happy with the way things turned out. There is, however, a part of Tulowitzki that still bleeds Rockies purple. It always will.
More» Coors Field gives Tulo ovation in first AB|
|Cole Hamels grew up in north county San Diego and pitched at Rancho Bernardo High School. So it would figure that the Rangers' star left-hander would have a laser focus on this year's All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park.
More» Hamels tosses seven shuotut frames vs. Yanks|
|This season is a reminder of how much baseball's Wild Card games has made the sport better and more interesting. At a time when three of the six division races aren't close, 20 of baseball's 30 teams are still within five games of a postseason berth. Two more -- Diamondbacks and Brewers -- are 6 1/2 games out.
More» Fernandez allows one run, strikes out 13|
|Shortstop Tim Anderson's energy and impact is the biggest of our five reasons you better not write off the White Sox, who start a three-game series with the Twins on Tuesday.
More» Anderson slugs a big fly to left|
|After the Rangers' 7-1 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, they find themselves with a Major League-leading 51 wins and a comfortable 10-game lead in the AL West. It's right where they want to be, but Jon Daniels, their longtime general manager, is nervous.
More»Jon Daniels discusses Rangers, Colby Lewis' injury|
|What the Washington Nationals needed to snap their seven-game losing streak was simple: A very strong performance from their starting pitcher. The starting rotation is the fundamental strength of the Nationals. But it hadn't functioned at that level in losses at Miller Park Friday night and Saturday. Sunday, though, the Nats received the start that they wanted and needed.
More» Roark retires Nieuwenhuis to escape a jam|
|The Cuban National Team continues its 19-game barnstorming tour through the Can-Am League with three games against the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning Tuesday night. On Monday afternoon, the team greeted the press at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, adjacent to the stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.
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|Hough has a thorough understanding for the challenges of surviving as a knuckleball pitcher, which is why he has become a resource for several knuckleballers.
Hough is this week's subject in the Q&A:
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|You look at a club with the proven ability of the Washington Nationals and you believe that their losing streak cannot possibly grow any longer. And then it does grow longer, as it did Saturday at Miller Park in a 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. As recently as June 17, the Nationals were 43-25, six games up in the NL East. Since then, the Nats have lost seven in a row.
More» Gonzalez gets Garza for his fifth strikeout|
|There just has to be a place for Washington's Wilson Ramos on the National League All-Star Team. For one thing, he has been the best offensive catcher in baseball this season. For another, players like him are part of what makes the All-Star Game such a compelling event.
More»Ramos on the Nationals' start to the 2016 season|
|So you've never been to Cooperstown, N.Y.? Have no fear. Cooperstown is coming to you. The Baseball Hall of Fame's "We Are Baseball" tour opens on July 3 in Davenport, Iowa, but the tour unofficially began with an invite-only exhibition on Friday afternoon on the campus of Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, Va.
More»Lindsay Berra sees Yogi's glove used in perfect game|
|D-backs closer Brad Ziegler does not get rattled. Not even when his club-record streak of 43 consecutive saves, the seventh-longest in Major League history, came to an end on Thursday night.
More» Ziegler retires Hundley to earn the win|
|This much we know: Mike Trout is a lock for one of the three starting outfield spots on the American League All-Star team. Come to think of it, we can go ahead and pencil him in for next season and the foreseeable future while we're at it.
More» Trout ties game at 1 with a solo homer|
|The Mets already made their now-annual trade for Kelly Johnson, but surely they are going to do something of significance to augment their infield and their offense, right? Here are 10 options for the Mets.
More»Castrovince discusses Mets' options at third base|