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Boston Red Sox center fielder Alex Verdugo (99) celebrates with shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) after hitting a three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Can the Red Sox Keep This Up?

Boston has won nine games in a row and is atop the AL East after finishing last in the division last year. Are the playoffs within reach?

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MLB Power Rankings: Overreactions for Each Team

The division-leading Reds and Phillies shoot up in this week's rankings while the suddenly hapless Athletics tumble.


Roundtable: What Should MLB Do About Replay Review?

How should baseball fix replay review? SI's MLB staff considered some possible improvements.

Blue Jay pitcher Julian Merryweather

Welcome to the Age of Learned Velocity

Blue Jays pitcher Julian Merryweather has been almost impossible to hit, but he is far from an anomaly in today's game.

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Jacob deGrom Isn't as Unlucky as You Think

There is a problem with the rule that says Jacob deGrom is a victim of low run support: it’s not really true.

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Verducci: Baseball's New 'Best' Rivalry Is Finally Here

SI's Tom Verducci previews the first series this season between the Dodgers and Padres; a matchup he calls the new best rivalry in baseball

Cincinnati Reds Jeff Hoffman

MLB Bets for Friday, April 16: Cincinnati to Win Series Opener vs. Cleveland

SI Gambling analyst Roy Larking previews Friday's MLB betting action and shares the two top picks on his baseball betting card

A Mets helmet.

Current, Ex-Mets Staffers Detail 'Toxic Workplace' in Report

Multiple current and former Mets staffers detailed occurrences of sexist comments, inappropriate comments and text messages, discrimination based on pregnancy to The Athletic.


Verducci: Carlos Rodon's Offseason Adjustments Pay Off with a No-Hitter on Wednesday

SI's Tom Verducci breaks down the adjustments White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon ahead of Opening Day that led him to a no-hitter on Wednesday against Cleveland.

ESPN's Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod Angers ESPN by Not Giving Woj Scoop on T-Wolves Purchase

ESPN was not happy with 'The Athletic' breaking news of Alex Rodriguez buying the Timberwolves.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez

A-Rod, J.Lo Confirm Breakup: 'We Are Better as Friends'

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez confirmed news of their breakup on Thursday morning.

Jose Altuve (27) is greeted by left fielder Yordan Alvarez (44)

Astros Place Altuve, Bregman and Alvarez on IL

Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve were among five Astros placed on the IL for "health and safety protocols."

U.S. Senator Mike Lee

Legislation Introduced Seeking to End MLB Antitrust Exemption

The legislation comes in the wake of MLB's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new voting law.


Verducci: The Fastball Is No Longer the Dominant Pitch in Baseball

SI's Tom Verducci highlights two teams with star pitchers to show that the fastball is not as valued as it used to be.


Atlantic League to Move Mound Back, Alter DH Rule

The Atlantic League is tinkering with its rules ahead of the 2021 season.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant

The Best Sports Quotes of All Time

How does Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards's quote about A-Rod stack up among the best?

New York Mets Brandon Nimmo

MLB Bets for Wednesday, April 14: Mets Will Cover at Home vs. Phillies

SI Gambling analyst Roy Larking previews Wednesday's MLB betting action and shares the two top picks on his baseball betting card


West Awarded $500,000 in Defamation Suit Against Lo Duca

Umpire Joe West has been awarded $500,000 followed a defamation suit against former MLB catcher Paul Lo Duca.


Verducci: The Long-Awaited Breakout Season for Byron Buxton of the Twins Is Finally Here

SI's Tom Verducci shares his thoughts on Twins center fielder Byron Buxton and his stellar start to the 2021 season.