Jul 11, 2024; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Pete Fairbanks (29) enters the game against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Fairbanks Intentionally Gave Juan Soto Third Base for Good Reason

Rays closer didn't want to deal with a Yankees' runner on second.

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Jul 11, 2024; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Pete Fairbanks (29) enters the game against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Fairbanks Intentionally Gave Juan Soto Third Base for Good Reason

Rays closer didn't want to deal with a Yankees' runner on second.

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Jul 21, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins right field Max Kepler (26) connects in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

Rounding the Bases: MLB Straight Up Picks for Every Game Today (Bet on the Twins' Hot Bats vs. Phillies)

Breaking down a pick for every single MLB game set to take place on Monday, July 22, including the Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

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Jul 7, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Whit Merrifield (9) after an inning against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Sign Utilityman Whit Merrifield to Major League Contract, per Report

Merrifield was released by the Phillies earlier this month.

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Martinez has been at the heart of the Mets' turnaround over the last few months.

J.D. Martinez Turned His Free Agency Woes Into Fuel for the Revamped Mets

After considering retirement due to a lack of interest, the six-time All-Star found a home in Queens—and has made New York's decision to sign him well worth it.

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Shoehei Ohtani's 473-foot blast against the Red Sox came close to leaving Dodger Stadium.

Shohei Ohtani Hit a Monster HR That Almost Left Dodger Stadium, and Fans Were in Awe

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Jul 21, 2024; Seattle, Washington, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates his double against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning to complete the cycle at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: John Froschauer-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Fan Graciously Gives Yordan Alvarez the Home Run Ball From His Cycle Game

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Jul 21, 2024; Seattle, Washington, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) hits a double against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: John Froschauer-USA TODAY Sports

Painting Corners: Best MLB Prop Bets Today (Randy Arozarena, Bryan De La Cruz, Yordan Alvarez)

Jennifer Piacenti
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Jul 7, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell (30) answers questions before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs Manager Craig Counsell Has Tense Exchange With Reporter After Loss

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Jul 19, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin (6) during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Giants Manager Bob Melvin Ejected After Arguing With Umpiring Crew Before Game

Madison Williams
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Jul 19, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA;  New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Judge Blasts 444-Foot Home Run Against Rays

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Jul 12, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Jorge Soler (2) scores against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Giants' Jorge Soler Launches Longest Home Run of 2024 MLB Season

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May 17, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Tarik Skubal (29) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers Listening to Trade Offers for Tarik Skubal, per Report

Ryan Phillips
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Jul 5, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) looks on against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at loanDepot Park.

Phillies No Longer Have Interest in Jazz Chisholm, Other Star Players, per Report

Madison Williams
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Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Ben Lively.

Walk-Off Wagers: MLB Best Bets Today (Mets, Guardians in Prime Spots to Win on Sunday)

Peter Dewey
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Garrett Crochet (45) pitches against the Miami Marlins on July 6.

Dodgers Chasing Garrett Crochet at MLB Trade Deadline, per Report

Ryan Phillips
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Jun 22, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA;  New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) gestures after hitting a double against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton Could Return to Play Sometime Late Next Week

Madison Williams
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Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz (15) hits an RBI double against the Philadelphia Phillies at PNC Park.

Pirates' Oneil Cruz Laces Jaw-Dropping 120.5 MPH Double vs. Phillies

Karl Rasmussen
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Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz reacts after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park.

Deion Sanders Astounded by Talent of Reds Star Elly De La Cruz

Tom Dierberger
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New York Mets starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins.

Luis Severino Had Bold Clap Back After Being Trolled by Former Yankees Teammates

Karl Rasmussen
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Petroff applies exacting standards to his glove repair.

How One Man Became Baseball’s Go-To Glove Doctor

Emma Baccellieri
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Duran stole the All-Star stage with his tie-breaking home run on Tuesday.

All-Star Game Takeaways: Jarren Duran Seizes the Spotlight for a Good Cause

Tom Verducci
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American League left fielder Jarren Duran of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with the MVP trophy after the 2024 MLB All-Star Game.

Jarren Duran Named MVP As American League Wins 2024 MLB All-Star Game

Ryan Phillips
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Strahm struck out the only batter he faced in the seventh inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Matt Strahm’s Baseball Card Belt Could Become MLB’s Newest Fashion Trend

Stephanie Apstein
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Skenes has allowed a total of five earned runs in his last six starts spanning 39 1/3 innings.

All-Star Game Notebook: What It’s Like to Hit Against Paul Skenes

Tom Verducci
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Morel hit his 17th and 18th home runs of the season against the Cardinals, and the St. Louis analyst was not having Morel's celebrations.

MLB Announcer Rips Player Over Unremarkable Home Run Celebration

Jimmy Traina
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Skenes has dominated hitters in the first 11 starts of his career.

Pirates Rookie Sensation Paul Skenes Absolutely Deserves All-Star Game Start

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Scholten represents District 1 in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Iowa State Lawmaker Makes His Pitch in a Pinch

Stephanie Apstein
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Christian Walker did not make the All-Star team in 2024

Five Notable MLB All-Star Game Snubs

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Langford is making a name for himself this season.

American League Rookie Roundup: Wyatt Langford Caps Off a June to Remember

Nick Selbe
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Oct 13, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; MLB vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre (right) talks with New York Yankees former player Paul O'Neill (left) and broadcaster Michael Kay before game one of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees TV Booth vs. Mets TV Booth Has Become a Thing

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Elly De La Cruz notches a hit during the Reds' series opener against the Pirates.

Reds Phenom Elly De La Cruz's Latest Homer Landed Where Most Players Can't Reach

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San Diego Padres center fielder Jackson Merrill hits a three-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park.

National League Rookie Roundup: Five Hitters Catching Fire

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Skenes has a 2.14 ERA in his eight MLB starts, and he’s yet to give up more than three runs in a game.

Paul Skenes Has Quickly Built a Compelling All-Star Case

Tom Verducci
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Jun 18, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Pete Fairbanks (29) leaves the game against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Fairbanks Revealed What Piece of Twins Property He Destroyed in Hilarious Interview

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