When Adrian Beltre hits No. 3,000, his teammates will hunt for his head
The Texas third baseman famously hates having his dome touched. But when it comes time to celebrate his moment of immortality, his fellow Rangers say they plan to go for his gourd.
Beltre not a fan of having his head touched.
Adrian Beltre has had a lot of big hits on his march to 3,000. He has also had a lot of teammates try to touch his head afterward, much to the All-Star's annoyance.
How will Jose Quintana handle a pennant race? We're about to find out
It has been a while since the Cubs' new ace has pitched under pressure, but he is excited to take part in games that matter late in the season.
Kyle Schwarber might be just as good as a trade-deadline acquisition
Looking more like his 2016 postseason self since his return from the minors, Kyle Schwarber has given the Cubs the same jolt a big trade might have.
Schwarber connects on two homers in Cubs' win.
Kyle Schwarber improves his season total to 17 with two home runs off the White Sox in a 6-3 win for the Cubs.
MLB Trade Deadline Daily: Will the Astros bend to make a blockbuster?
The deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up as the baseball world counts down to Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
Olney: Position players to watch at the trade deadline
Would the Mets send a player to the rival Yankees? Will Zack Cozart's injury limit the interest in him? Not every team is in the market for a pitcher.
Deadline targets who can push teams over the top
Yonder Alonso isn't a fit for every deadline buyer, but trading for him could make all the difference for some contenders.
Real or not? Bullpen means Yankees will win AL East, Darvish on the block
With a number of great relievers in the pen, New York can lock down games and lock up its division, while Yu Darvish could be wearing another uni soon.
Yankees walk off on Gardner's homer.
In the 11th inning, Brett Gardner sends a solo homer to right field to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Rays.
Judge breaks tooth in celebration.
Aaron Judge takes a helmet to the face after Brett Gardner's walk-off home run earns the Yankees an 11th-inning victory.
Law: Smart acquisitions give Rays hope in the playoff race
Since June 26, Tampa has gotten three solid major league players, and the Rays haven't had to alter their long-term plans to get them.
Trade grades: Will Lucas Duda provide a power boost for the Rays?
While they already have Logan Morrison and Corey Dickerson, the Rays figured they could never have too many left-handed sluggers in their lineup.
Golic rips MLB for 'embarrassing' ejections.
Mike Golic is mystified by MLB's inaction when it comes to umpires unnecessarily throwing players and managers out of games.
Blue Jays win on walk-off grand slam.
Steve Pearce hits a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the tenth to give Toronto an 8-4 win over Oakland.
Nationals (8 HRs) don't need to trade for any hitters
With a power display that included five home runs in the third inning, the Nationals left no doubt their lineup is ready for the postseason.
Nats tie MLB record with 5-HR inning.
Bryce Harper and the Nats got homer happy, taking Milwaukee's Michael Blazek five times in the third inning.
Why there's no need to panic over Strasburg's latest injury
Stephen Strasburg is no stranger to the disabled list, but Nationals fans and fantasy players alike should calm down about his most recent trip to the DL.
Vote: First-ballot Hall of Famers in 2018?
It isn't easy to get into Cooperstown, but the 2018 ballot could feature a player with a chance to earn immediate entrance.
Dear 1987: You're not going to believe what's happened to baseball
If we could travel back in time 30 years, it wouldn't be hard to blow an MLB fan's mind with what's to come.
Magic: Dodgers are going to win the World Series.
Magic Johnson, part owner of the Dodgers, says they are going to win the World Series this year.
OnScene at Clayton Kershaw's pingpong charity event
A bold Magic Johnson prediction and some pingpong-themed Clayton Kershaw socks were just a few of the compelling sights and sounds from the annual event.
Yu Darvish's possible Rangers farewell doesn't quite go as planned
Darvish has had a couple of rough outings this month, one that could end with his being traded to one of the top contenders. What's his Rangers legacy?
Marlins pummel Darvish.
Miami puts up a nine run fourth inning, highlighted by key hits from Ichiro Suzuki and Marcell Ozuna.
Red Sox can't send Rafael Devers back to the minors now
The 20-year-old's first major league hit was a homer that traveled 427 feet. The good news for Boston? There's about that many reasons to keep him.
Nationals could use a little insurance in the form of a starting pitcher
Call it a knee-jerk reaction, or call it insurance. Either way, with Stephen Strasburg's $175 million arm headed to the DL, another arm couldn't hurt.
Hobbled Nats face great expectations at trade deadline
Avoiding another first-round exit in the playoffs could hinge on adding another arm, especially if Stephen Strasburg's health is in question.
Kershaw says there's 'no timetable' for return.
Clayton Kershaw says his current back injury is not as serious as last year's and he could potentially return sooner than 4-6 weeks.
Trade grades: Will Pat Neshek stay hot at Coors Field?
The righty has mowed down righties and lefties alike this season, but it remains to be seen whether his game will translate to Colorado after playing in a homer-friendly park.
Hall-of-Fame careers that Cooperstown never gave the time of day
Kenny Lofton was as good as Tim Raines — where were his stathead advocates?
Potential MLB trades that would be perfect for fantasy players
The MLB trade deadline is days away, and big names are likely to swap uniforms by the time the dust has settled. But for fantasy players, what does an ideal MLB trade look like? Here are a few ideas.
An Oriole who becomes a National? Matt Kemp as a DH? An NL All-Star heads to Kansas City? Here are the moves that could boost contenders now and improve sellers' fortunes down the road.
Few players have made as much of a splash with a rookie campaign as Gary Sanchez. But last year's blockbuster two months were the result of years of work adapting to baseball in the U.S. and climbing through the Yankees' minor league system.
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