National League (MLB)

Hoskins puts on a show at Home Run Derby but runs into some bad luck

Rhys Hoskins puts on a show at Home Run Derby but runs into some bad luck<p>USA Today Images<p>Kyle. Freakin'. Schwarber.<p>Rhys Hoskins put on a show in the …


Harper beats Freeman, advances in Home Run Derby

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, the No. 2 seed in the MLB Home Run Derby on Tuesday at Nationals Park, beat No. 7 seed Freddie Freeman of the …


Hometown hero Bryce Harper defeats Freddie Freeman to advance in Home Run Derby

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper advanced to the second round of the 2018 Home Run Derby, swatting 13 home runs to best the 12 hit by Braves first …


Marlins show patience with talented Giancarlo Stanton returns

Jorge Guzman, the key piece the Marlins received from the Yankees for Giancarlo Stanton, was on the World team in Sunday’s Futures Game and pitched …

Miami Marlins

Aroldis Chapman’s Instagram Post Featuring Manny Machado Is Going Viral

We’re two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline. Few people expect Orioles star Manny Machado to last in Baltimore for that long.<p>Baltimore will …

New York Yankees

Baseball enthusiasts try to pitch like MLB All-Stars

With All-Star festivities in full swing for the last two days of Fanfest as well as Monday’s Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star game, there are …

Washington Nationals

'The Javy Baez Show' hits the All-Star Game

'The Javy Baez Show' hits the All-Star Game, with El Mago taking his place among baseball's best<p>USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — Asked not long ago how …


National League starting shortstop Brandon Crawford talks with Nick Swisher

National League starting shortstop Brandon Crawford talks with Nick Swisher ahead of the 2018 All-Star Game.

Major League Baseball

Kellie Cline, Max Muncy’s Fiancee: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Max Muncy is engaged to his girlfriend, Kellie Cline. The Los Angeles Dodgers infielder is set to wed Cline in November. The two are in the thick of …

Los Angeles

MLB 2018 D.C. All-Star Home Run Derby Thread - Bryce Harper edition

Bryce Harper hasn’t participated in the [branded] Home Run Derby since it was in Citi Field back in 2013, when he finished second behind Yoenis …


Braves at the All-Star Game

Atlanta Braves

AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades coordinated coverage of some of the nation's biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and the O.J. Simpson saga, has died, her …

Los Angeles

Max Muncy almost matched his career home run total in the Derby

Los Angeles Dodgers newcomer Max Muncy almost matched his career home run total in the Home Run Derby — and shut down Javier Báez in the process.<p>Los …


Report: Orioles 'very close' to trading Machado, not going to Yankees

Months of speculation as to where Manny Machado will end up could soon be resolved.<p>The Baltimore Orioles are "very close" to a trade involving their …


With All-Star Game in D.C., Harper embraces the pressure

It's quite possible that, despite nearly a decade of being in the spotlight, gracing the cover of magazines and operating as a transcendent star in …

Washington Nationals

Cubs Javier Baez will lead off for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game

WASHINGTON D.C. – For the second time in three years, a Cubs player will get the chance to get things started for the National League All-Stars in …


MLB All-Star Game Odds: American League Narrow Betting Favorite Over National League

2,266<p>Photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>The American League will be vying for a sixth straight All-Star Game victory when they hit the …


Freeman's 12 HRs not enough vs. Harper

WASHINGTON -- Freddie Freeman couldn't match hometown hero Bryce Harper on Monday night, falling to the Nationals outfielder, 13-12, in the first …


Bryce's Head Gear

Turner Broadcasting

Baseball By The Numbers At The All-Star Break

Baseball is a game of numbers, stats, and side notes that help keep fans, players, and club executives informed on meaningful information and details as well as material that is absolutely useless.<p>But that is the beauty of the game, finding obscure tidbits about players or teams and helping spread …


The Latest: Harper advances in Home Run Derby at home park

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):<p>9:20 p.m.<p>Bryce Harper has advanced at the Home Run Derby with a showy display of power at his home stadium.<p>Wearing a District of Columbia flag bandanna on his forehead, Harper hit 13 homers at Nationals Park to eliminate Freddie …


Bryce Harper rocks patriotic look in hometown HR Derby performance

One of the best parts of an All-Star Weekend in a sport is the host role for the star athlete from the host city’s team.<p>That player receives the …


2018 Home Run Derby Rules Explained

The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby will be held tonight at Nationals Park at 8 p.m. ET.<p>In the 2017 Derby, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge took …


Baez blasts 479-footer, but bows out of Derby

WASHINGTON -- Cubs second baseman Javier Baez stepped into the batter's box at Nationals Park and took a few pitches.<p>Then the National League …


Photos: Meet Kellie Cline, Girlfriend Of Dodgers Star Max Muncy

Without a doubt, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder/first baseman Max Muncy is one of the coolest stories in baseball this season. If you’re not familiar …

Los Angeles

Coaches’ Corner: Pitching coach Juan Nieves breaks down proper grips

In this excerpt from Marlins ClubHouse, Miami Marlins pitching coach Juan Nieves explains the different pitching grips.


For All-Star Scherzer, it's always been about the climb to the top of the summit

Max Scherzer was a standout pitcher at Parkway Central High in St. Louis and stayed in-state to attend the University of Missouri. But his freshman …


Tim Kurkjian on how the Nats need to improve

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian breaks down the Nats' underwhelming first half<p>When it comes to having their thumb on the pulse of Major League Baseball, no one …


Votto 'surprised' by Matheny firing; Yelich, not so much

<b>WASHINGTON •</b> Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto, who was in St. Louis over the weekend, said he was taken aback when the Cardinals fired manager Mike …


Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen hoping for a chance to close out All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — If Dave Roberts is fortunate enough to have a lead in the late innings of the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, the Dodgers manager will …