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    Nationals' offense isn't living up to the hype


    A couple of wins over the hapless Orioles can't mask a season-long problem for Washington: The bats simply haven't been good...

    A couple of wins over the hapless Orioles can't mask a season-long problem for Washington: The bats simply haven't been good enough.

    Cubs' bullpen faces trying time with injuries, schedule


    Injuries to Brandon Morrow and Carl Edwards Jr., plus a tough stretch of games, will put fill-in relievers such as Randy Rosario to the...

    Injuries to Brandon Morrow and Carl Edwards Jr., plus a tough stretch of games, will put fill-in relievers such as Randy Rosario to the test.

    Ichiro sits on Mariners bench with fake mustache


    Ichiro Suzuki, now a team executive with the Mariners, took in a bit of Thursday's game against the Yankees from the dugout wearing a fake mustache, sunglasses and gray...

    Ichiro Suzuki, now a team executive with the Mariners, took in a bit of Thursday's game against the Yankees from the dugout wearing a fake mustache, sunglasses and gray hoodie.

    Trout, nursing 'painful' finger sprain, DHs again


    Angels center fielder Mike Trout played in his 1,000th career game Thursday, but he served as the designated hitter again while nursing what he called "a pretty painful" sprained right index...

    Angels center fielder Mike Trout played in his 1,000th career game Thursday, but he served as the designated hitter again while nursing what he called "a pretty painful" sprained right index finger.

    Strickland: Will consider anger management


    Giants closer Hunter Strickland, who is expected to be out six to eight weeks after breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand when he punched a door after blowing a save, apologized Thursday and said he'd consider anger management...

    Giants closer Hunter Strickland, who is expected to be out six to eight weeks after breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand when he punched a door after blowing a save, apologized Thursday and said he'd consider anger management counseling.

    D-backs P Miller set for return from TJ surgery


    Shelby Miller, 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery, will return to the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation Monday against the Miami...

    Shelby Miller, 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery, will return to the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation Monday against the Miami Marlins.

    Marlins' Straily suspended 5 games, to appeal


    Marlins pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing at the Giants' Buster Posey. Marlins manager Don Mattingly also was suspended one...

    Marlins pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing at the Giants' Buster Posey. Marlins manager Don Mattingly also was suspended one game.

    Manfred: Tigers-Royals in Omaha good for CWS


    The Tigers and Royals will play a game in Omaha ahead of the 2019 College World Series, an initiative that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says is good for the...

    The Tigers and Royals will play a game in Omaha ahead of the 2019 College World Series, an initiative that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says is good for the sport.

    Pump the brakes on a universal DH, and MLB's next big thing


    Sick of seeing pitchers hit? Love NL strategy? Either way, the argument is good for baseball. Plus, a Jeff Luhnow Q&A and Verlander's next...

    Sick of seeing pitchers hit? Love NL strategy? Either way, the argument is good for baseball. Plus, a Jeff Luhnow Q&A and Verlander's next milestone.

    Yankees launching a historic home run barrage


    After the Yankees hit four more homers in Tuesday's win, the Bombers' fence-busting antics are adding up to a run at the record...

    After the Yankees hit four more homers in Tuesday's win, the Bombers' fence-busting antics are adding up to a run at the record books.

    So-called greatest free-agent class ever check-in: Who is up, down?


    A good or bad season before hitting the market could be a difference of millions of dollars. See who is (and isn't) making the most of his contract...

    A good or bad season before hitting the market could be a difference of millions of dollars. See who is (and isn't) making the most of his contract year.

    NL All-Star ballot update: Braves lead the way at three positions


    The Braves are well-represented in voting totals from MLB's second National League ballot update for the 2018 All-Star...

    The Braves are well-represented in voting totals from MLB's second National League ballot update for the 2018 All-Star Game.

    Yankees' up-and-comers keeping a few others down


    Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar & Co. have given Yankees fans thrills, but they've left Clint Frazier, Brandon Drury and others stuck in the...

    Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar & Co. have given Yankees fans thrills, but they've left Clint Frazier, Brandon Drury and others stuck in the minors.

    Olney: This year's Home Run Derby should be Davids vs. Goliaths


    With several headliners bowing out, the best Derby showdown would pit mighty mites such as Mookie Betts against supersized monster...

    With several headliners bowing out, the best Derby showdown would pit mighty mites such as Mookie Betts against supersized monster mashers.

    How Mike Trout stacks up to MLB's greats over his first 1,000 games


    He's just 26, but having reached a grand milestone, we compare the career numbers of baseball's best player to the legends of the...

    He's just 26, but having reached a grand milestone, we compare the career numbers of baseball's best player to the legends of the game.

    ESPYS Voting: Best MLB Player


    Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on...

    Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!