July 22, 2014

MLB: Yankees will be in the mix for many of these 13 players who turned down qualifying offers

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Carlos Beltran had two strong seasons in St. Louis and the ex-Met could wind up back in New York, this time with the Yankees. (David E. Klutho/SI) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Monday’s deadline for free agents who received one-year qualifying offers passed with little fanfare. All 13 turned down those offers of a one-year [...]

MLB – 2013 World Series: Cardinals vs. Red Sox: Position-by-position breakdown

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It’s hard to find a more evenly-matched position than second base, which features All-Stars Matt Carpenter of St. Louis and Dustin Pedroia of Boston. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images (Carpenter); Elise Amendola/AP (PhatzRadio / SI Feature) — No team in baseball won as many or more games this year than the two World Series entrants, the Red [...]

MLB – AL Championship Series: BoSox a win from pennant after beating Tigers 4-3

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DETROIT (AP) — Mike Napoli ‘s drive cleared the wall in center field and landed in the ivy – a spot at Comerica Park usually reserved for Miguel Cabrera ‘s prodigious homers. In this series, Napoli has been the one hitting key home runs, while Cabrera remains stymied by a tough Boston bullpen. Napoli opened [...]

MLB – NLCS: Beltran, Cards top LA 3-2 in 13 in NLCS opener

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mark Ellis at home during the 10th inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in St. Louis. (JEFF ROBERSON — AP Photo) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran kept protesting that he’s just one player. Albeit [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Jason Giambi’s 2-run HR caps Indians comeback over White Sox, 5-4

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Cleveland Indians’ Jason Giambi reacts after hitting a two-RBI home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Addison Reed in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. Michael Brantley scored. The Indians won 5-4. (Photo: Tony Dejak) (PhatzRadio / AP) — CLEVELAND – Pinch-hitter Jason Giambi belted a two-run [...]

MLB – NL Roundup: Neil Walker has 4 hits in Pirates win over Padres

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — PHOENIX – The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a post-season berth, wrapping up their first NL West title since 2009 when they rallied past Arizona 7-6 on Thursday behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez. Despite an NL-high payroll of $214 million-plus on opening day, the Dodgers got [...]

MLB – NL Roundup: Bryce Harper hits walk-off in Nats 9-7 win over Pirates

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(Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper celebrates his game winning two-run home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Washington. The Nationals won 9-7. – AP) (PhatzRadio / AP) — WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper delivered the first game-ending homer of his career, [...]

MLB – 2013 All-Stars: Cespedes tops Harper to win Home Run Derby

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(Yoenis Cespedes holds the Home Run Derby trophy while outfielder Adam Jonesof the Baltimore Orioles hands him a championship belt. Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Cespedes needed only five outs to take care of Harper in the final round The clincher was a 455-foot blast to dead center Cespedes dedicated the home runs [...]

MLB – NL Roundup: Rockies slam Reds 12-4

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(Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez. AP Photo) (PhatzRadio / AP) — CINCINNATI – Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three of Colorado’s six homers, and Troy Tulowitzki went 5 for 5 with a pair of homers Wednesday night, powering the Rockies to a 12-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies hadn’t hit six homers [...]

MLB: Bonds on Cabrera: ‘He’s the best,’ but …

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Miguel Cabrera leads the majors in batting average (.387) and RBI (47) and is one home run shy of the AL leaders.(Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Miguel Cabrera is on another Triple Crown bid Barry Bonds says Cabrera is by far the best player in baseball Cabrera’s career numbers: .320 BA, 332 [...]