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The Ohtani Rules

He's not the new Babe Ruth. He's more amazing than that.

Aug 15, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Austin Adams (54) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning at Chase Field.

Austin Adams Is Hitting Upon Some Weird History

The Padres' reliever is the first pitcher in nearly a century to exceed 22 HBPs in a single season.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Dodger Stadium.

Six Soon-to-Be Free Agents Who Could Use a Strong Finish

The best pitcher of his generation and two curse-breaking former teammates have a lot to gain in the coming weeks.

Sep 12, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) with Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) after hitting a grand slam home run during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Blue Jays' Bashing Offense Is the Answer to MLB's Woes

They score a ton of runs and their games are the quickest. If this is the future of baseball, we're in luck.

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Who Should Win the NL Cy Young Award?

Entering play Friday, there are between five and 10 legitimate contenders for this year's award.

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Verducci: Shohei Ohtani's Fantastic Season Continues on Both Sides of the Ball

SI's Tom Verducci shares Ohtani's numbers at the plate and on the mound that have resulted in a legendary season.

Mike Wright Jr. (48) after umpire Bill Welke (3) throws him out during the ninth inning.

Wright Dealt Three-Game Suspension for Hitting Ohtani

White Sox manager Tony La Russa was suspended for one game after he was ejected during the same inning when he confronted the umpires.

Shohei Ohtani pitching against Houston.

Ohtani Throws Bullpen Session, Will Pitch Sunday

Angels star Shohei Ohtani, who dealt with arm fatigue Wednesday, threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session and is now scheduled to start Sunday against Oakland.

The A's have faced numerous issues at the 47-year-old Coliseum including sewage backups in the clubhouse. The city of San Jose is suing Major League Baseball for refusing to allow the team to relocate. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Mandates Vaccine For Non-Players in Postseason

The league will require non-playing personnel, including managers, coaches, athletic trainers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to gain access to field areas.

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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Alex Cobb Finishing Season Strong

The Los Angeles Angels pitcher is healthy again and finding his form late in the 2021 season

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Ohtani Dealing With Arm Soreness, May Miss Rest of Season

The Angels star pitcher and designated hitter is dealing with a sore arm and could sideline him from pitching for the rest of the year.

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Verducci: The Cardinals Are Getting Hot at the Right Time

SI's Tom Verducci gives us a window into an interesting St. Louis Cardinals team as we near postseason.

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Nootbaar’s Robbery May Have Been Final Straw for Mets

New York really needed a win. Thanks to the Cards' right fielder, it didn’t get it.

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Report: Angels Infielder Charged With Falsifying Divorce

Angels infielder Luis Rengifo has been charged by Venezuelan authorities of forging divorce documents in 2019 and selling property without his ex-wife's consent.

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Umpire Ejects Orioles Grounds Crew in Ninth Inning

They say you see something new everyday at a baseball game. On Wednesday night at Camden Yards, that cliché might have rung true.

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Biles, Osaka, Brady Headline Time 100 Most Influential List

Time's list included Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Naomi Osaka, Shohei Ohtani, Allyson Felix and Tom Brady.

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Former NL MVP Ryan Braun Retires From MLB

Braun was one of MLB's best hitters from 2007-12, but was never the same after he was suspended midway through the 2013 season.

T-Mobile Park during the national anthem.

Report: Seattle Will Host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

The last time the Mariners hosted the MLB All-Star Game was in 2001—which is also the same year they last made the playoffs.

San Francisco Giants closing pitcher Kervin Castro (76) reacts after defeating the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park.

Giants First MLB Team to Clinch Playoff Spot

San Francisco won its eighth straight game on Monday night to continue its surprising season.

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Umpire Junior Valentine Struck in Face by Errant Throw

Junior Valentine remained in the game on Monday night after being struck by an errant throw from Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa.

Blue Jays have won 14 of 16 games to take over first place in the AL wild-card race.

MLB Power Rankings: Blue Jays Stay Hot As Yankees Continue Slide

The Yankees have gone ice cold since winning 13 in a row, and are currently outside of the playoff picture.