3:02 PM EDT, Sun June 25, 2017
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Matt Kemp TalkingChop 3 hours ago

Matt Kemp injury: Braves outfielder returns to lineup (UPDATED)

Kemp successfully lobbied his way into the Braves lineup on Sunday UPDATE Matt Kemp has convinced Brian Snitker that he is ready to go and he will return to the lineup on Sunday Kemp convinced Snit he's ready to play. The Braves just updated their lineup— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 25, 2017 Matt Kemp is not in the Atlanta Braves lineup on Sunday and will miss his third straight game due to a hamstring injury. With an off day on Monday, the Braves are rightly playing it safe with Kemp who will have four full days of rest before the team opens a three-game series in San Diego on...
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Stephen Strasburg District On Deck 7 hours ago

Washington Nationals: Explaining Stephen Strasburg’s slump

The friendly confines of home have not been kind for Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. Is there a specific reason for his slump? For Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, this has not been a kind start to his hot summer. Never one to pitch well in the heat, Strasburg is in a slump; especially at […] Washington Nationals: Explaining Stephen Strasburg’s slump - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Albert Pujols Los Angeles Times 15 hours ago

Angels hold off Red Sox for 6-3 victory

The Angels utilized a return to form from right-hander JC Ramirez and steady hitting to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 at Fenway Park on Saturday night. They scored in five innings, including right away in the first, Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols each singled into left and, after Andrelton Simmons...
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Felix Hernandez U.S.S. Mariner 16 hours ago

Game 77, Astros at Mariners

Sam Gaviglio vs. Lance McCullers, 7:10pm The M’s won the game they needed to win last night, teeing off on Joe Musgrove and giving Felix Hernandez (and Yovani Gallardo) an opportunity to get some work in in a low-stress situation. Now, things switch: on paper, this is a mismatch. 1: Segura, SS 2: Gamel, LF […]
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago

Tigers, Padres lineup: Nicholas Castellanos starting at 3rd

Castellanos experienced lower back or hip tightness but entered the game late as a pinch-hitter on Friday. SAN DIEGO -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos is back in the lineup after being scratched just before game time on Friday night. Castellanos experienced lower back or hip tightness but entered the game late as a pinch-hitter. The Tigers will use their regular lineup Saturday night against San Diego Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, C3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Justin Upton,...
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Matt Garza Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball 19 hours ago

Brewers' Garza gives up 2-run blast in 3-1 loss to Braves

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza was outdueled by Atlanta Braves knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in a 3-1 loss.
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Stephen Strasburg Federal Baseball Jun 24, 2017

Stephen Strasburg struggles in opener with the Reds, but Nationals pick up win in extras

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t made it past the sixth in any of his last three starts after going six-plus in 11 of 12 to start the 2017 campaign. By his own admission, Stephen Strasburg wasn’t really at his best last time out before Friday night, in what ended up a 5 1⁄3-inning outing against the New York Mets on the road in Citi Field. “Just kept trying to make pitches. Sometimes they would show up, sometimes they wouldn’t. But you’re going to have games like this...” - Strasburg on start vs the Marlins Strasburg gave up six hits, two walks, and two earned runs, throwing 106...
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Matt Garza TalkingChop Jun 24, 2017

Preview: Can Matt Adams continue to hit Matt Garza hard?

A few Braves have done well against tonight’s opposing starter in Matt Garza, but Matt Adams has hit him pretty hard. Will that trend continue today? Last night, Dansby Swanson and Johan Camargo helped make sure that the Braves didn’t boot away another game with either bad defense by coming up with good defense of their own. Their efforts helped propel the Braves to a victory over the NL Central-leading Brewers and now they’ll be looking to take the series with a win this afternoon. R.A. Dickey will be getting the ball for the Braves today, and this will be an interesting matchup for...
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Matt Kemp KFFL Jun 24, 2017

Braves | Matt Kemp remains out

Atlanta Braves OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) is not in the lineup for the second straight ...
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Felix Hernandez Lookout Landing Jun 24, 2017

Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/24/17: Felix Hernandez, Mike Trout, and Kyle Lewis

Links to kick off the weekend. Happy Saturday, friends. It looks we are set for a really hot weekend in Seattle. I hope you all have fun and creative ideas to avoid or enjoy the sun. I would suggest reading these links while you look for shade. In Mariners News... Mike Zunino is four June RBI short of a Mariners record. Mike Zunino now with 29 RBIs in June. Mariners record for a month is 33.— Matt Calkins (@Matt_Calkins) June 24, 2017 Felix Hernandez made history last night. Felix Hernandez earns career win #157, passing up former @Mariners RHP Freddy Garcia & becoming the...
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Matt Garza Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 24, 2017

Preview: Brewers at Braves

The Milwaukee Brewers and Matt Garza take on the Atlanta Braves and R.A. Dickey
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Cole Hamels KFFL Jun 24, 2017

Rangers | Cole Hamels to start Monday

Texas Rangers LHP Cole Hamels (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, June ...
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Yu Darvish KFFL Jun 24, 2017

Rangers | Yu Darvish dealing with triceps injury

Texas Rangers RHP Yu Darvish (triceps) left his start against the New York Yankees after ...
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Johan Santana Plain Dealer Jun 24, 2017

Trevor Bauer continues to wonder when Lady Luck will befriend him: Zack Meisel's musings

The Indians made Adalberto Mejia look like a cross between Johan Santana and David Blaine, as he somehow dodged harm over five shaky-but-scoreless frames. As a result, the Indians' lead in the division shrunk to 1 1/2 games.
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Felix Hernandez Seattle Times Jun 24, 2017

Mariners, nearly at full strength, show they can play, and beat, the best

The Mariners pile up 13 runs against the best team in baseball, clubbing the Astros 13-3 as Felix Hernandez makes his return from the disabled list.
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Yu Darvish Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 24, 2017

Rangers lose to Yankees in first meeting between Darvish, Tanaka

New York Yankees edged the Texas Rangers 2-1
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Stephen Strasburg Washington Times Jun 23, 2017

Harper's 10th-inning single lifts Nationals past Reds 6-5

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a night when right-hander Stephen Strasburg struggled and the Nationals put themselves in an early hole, Washington used the long ball and an unlikely component - the bullpen - to pull out a satisfying victory. Bryce Harper singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, ...
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Felix Hernandez U.S.S. Mariner Jun 23, 2017

Game 76, Astros at Mariners

King Felix vs. Joe Musgrove, 7:10pm A very, very happy Felix Day to you and yours. This is as excited as I’ve seen Mariners fans in some time; you’ve got the return of Felix Hernandez to the line-up (and coming off two very encouraging rehab starts) coinciding with a 5 game win streak and the […]
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Stephen Strasburg MASN Sports Jun 23, 2017

Strasburg struggles in first frame (Reds lead 4-1) - Byron Kerr

A hot and humid night and the Reds did not agree with Stephen Strasburg in the top of the first. Cincinnati had no trouble finding a way to connect on Strasburg's pitches, beginning with a solo homer by Scooter Gennett....
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Adam Jones Baltimore Sun Jun 23, 2017

With Orioles 'not clicking,' Adam Jones hopes they remember what made them successful

Like so many others assessing what ails the Orioles this month, center fielder Adam Jones can't find one specific thing that deserves the blame for their slide.
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Derek Jeter Fox Sports Fantasy Football Jun 23, 2017

Jeb Bush now said to be joining Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins

The former Florida governor parted ways with Derek Jeter's group to buy the MLB team in May.
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Stephen Strasburg Red Reporter Jun 23, 2017

Reds at Nationals, Game 1: Preview and Prediction Thread

Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals 7:10 PM ET Luis Castillo vs. Stephen Strasburg The Reds finally get a chance to see one of their prized offseason acquisitions on the big stage, as Luis Castillo gets his first big league start, fresh out of AA Pensacola. After an off day, the Reds’ bullpen will be rested enough to come in if anything happens, but I think 5 solid innings would go a long way in this one. Castillo couldn’t have drawn worse luck for an opponent, as he gets to face Stephen Strasburg in his first ever matchup. Strasburg is chugging right along this year, with an 8-2...
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Matt Kemp KFFL Jun 23, 2017

Braves | Matt Kemp out of the lineup

Atlanta Braves OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers ...
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Felix Hernandez KFFL Jun 23, 2017

Mariners | Felix Hernandez activated

Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, June ...
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Stephen Strasburg numberFire Jun 23, 2017

MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/23/17

Stephen Strasburg has been swimming in strikeouts since the middle of May, and he's back at home tonight. Is he the top pitching option for MLB DFS?
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Jose Reyes CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 23, 2017

Yes, Yoenis Cespedes was mad about Yasiel Puig's home run trot and that's funny

Yoenis Cespedes' Mets teammate Jose Reyes said so
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Derek Jeter CBS Sports Fantasy Basketball Jun 23, 2017

Derek Jeter reportedly tells MLB he doesn't have enough money to buy the Marlins

The Yankee legend is still trying to drum up additional finances in his bid to buy the Miami franchise
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Adam Jones Eutaw Street Report Jun 23, 2017

Dan Duquette Seems to Have No Plans to Sell or Rebuild

With the Orioles continuing to wallow in mediocrity (or worse), falling to 35-37 from their season high-water mark of 22-10 (that’s 13-27 over their last 40 games), many fans and pundits have started to seriously consider the prospect of the team being sellers at the trade deadline, and starting at least a re-tooling for 2018, if not a full-scale rebuild for 2019 and beyond. Throw in the contract status of such key pieces as Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Zach Britton, and even Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter, and it’s clear […] The post Dan Duquette Seems to Have No Plans to Sell or...
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Yu Darvish Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 23, 2017

Rangers' Darvish, Yankees' Tanaka set for first U.S. meeting (Jun 23, 2017)

NEW YORK -- Two nations will turn their eyes to Yankee Stadium on Friday night, when Japanese stars Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish oppose each other on American soil for the first time as the New York Yankees host the Texas Rangers in the opener of a three-game series.
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Felix Hernandez Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 23, 2017

Hernandez returns as Mariners host Astros (Jun 23, 2017)

SEATTLE -- When Felix Hernandez pitches at Safeco Field, there's a different atmosphere.
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Matt Kemp Tomahawk Take Jun 22, 2017

Atlanta Braves Matt Kemp and Brandon Phillips exit game in bottom of the 5th

Braves outfielder Kemp and second baseman Phillips exit game in bottom of the 5th Please, please, please be for precautionary reasons…please.  Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Kemp left the game on Thursday night after he singled to center field in the 5th inning.  At the time, the Braves were down 6-5, but this happened in the […] Atlanta Braves Matt Kemp and Brandon Phillips exit game in bottom of the 5th - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Yu Darvish Washington Times Jun 22, 2017

LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: ___ DARVISH VS. TANAKA The last meeting between Yu Darvish (6-5, 3.35 ERA) and Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 6.34) was six years ago and nearly 7,000 miles away from Yankee Stadium. The Japanese pitchers will start opposite each other for the ...
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Albert Pujols Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 22, 2017

Pujols, Angels surge late, rally past sloppy Yankees 10-5 (Jun 22, 2017)

NEW YORK (AP) Albert Pujols lined a go-ahead single during a messy, four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Aaron Judge's major league-leading 25th home run to beat the New York Yankees 10-5 on Thursday night.
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Jose Reyes Mets 101 Jun 22, 2017

Report: New York Mets Will Ask Asdrubal Cabrera to Move to Second Base

The New York Mets will ask Asdrubal Cabrera to shift from shortstop to second base upon activation from the disabled list, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Cabrera's move would allow Jose Reyes to play shortstop every day.
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Felix Hernandez Seattle Times Jun 22, 2017

Felix Hernandez set for return to Mariners’ rotation after two months on the DL

It will be a brand-new face on the mound for the Mariners on Thursday night, with right-hander Andrew Moore set to make his major-league debut as Seattle goes for a four-game series sweep of the Detroit Tigers. Come Friday night, a familiar figure will finally be back on the mound for the Mariners. Felix Hernandez, […]
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Derek Jeter South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jun 22, 2017

Derek Jeter tells MLB he doesn't yet have money needed to buy Marlins

Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday he doesn't yet have the necessary money to buy the Miami Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person described the status of the Marlins' sale talks to The Associated Press on...
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Yu Darvish New York Daily News Jun 22, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka looking forward to first MLB start vs. Yu Darvish

The last time Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish pitched against one another was in 2011 in Japan.
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Derek Jeter Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball Jun 22, 2017

AP source: Jeter doesn't have money needed to buy Marlins

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says Derek Jeter has told the Miami Marlins he still doesn't have the necessary money to buy the team but is close.
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Adam Jones Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun Jun 22, 2017

Orioles notes: Jones gets rest day before stretch on turf; Gentry's return 'outstanding' for depth

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got a maintenance day Thursday in anticipation of the upcoming week of games on artificial turf, bench coach John Russell said. “You guys know how hard he plays, and we’re going into six games on turf,” said Russell, who filled in for manager Buck Showalter Thursday....
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Derek Jeter New York Daily News Jun 22, 2017

Derek Jeter doesn't have money needed to buy Marlins

Jeter told MLB on Thursday he doesn't yet have the money to buy the Miami Marlins and is seeking help from other investors.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Jun 22, 2017

What's wrong with Miggy? Nothing a few dingers couldn't solve

There are almost 100 games left in the 2017 season, so its probably too early to panic. But it might be time for mild concern. Miguel Cabrera is not playing like Miguel Cabrera.

Today's Schedule Jun 25th

Top Player News

  • 8 Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs' Anthony Rizzo returns to leadoff spot, Kris Bryant starts in RF

  • 7 Jacob deGrom

    Jacob deGrom

    Mets Morning News: How to salvage a sinking ship

  • 7 Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy pitches Orioles to 8-3 win over Rays, ending 5-run streak at 20.

  • 6 Trea Turner

    Trea Turner

    Trea Turner 5 for 5; Michael A. Taylor 4 for 5, with two home runs in Nationals’ 18-3 win over Reds...

  • 6 Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    Why Jon Lester could be the game-changer for the Cubs’ season

  • 4 Ezekiel Elliott

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott to be featured in next ESPN Body Issue

  • 3 Derek Carr

    Derek Carr

    Tennessee Titans: Derek Carr contract should make Marcus Mariota happy

  • 3 Dak Prescott

    Dak Prescott

    Cowboys News: Dak Prescott, Derek Carr, Or Jameis Winston; Which Young QB Will Win A Super Bowl First?

  • 2 Tom Brady

    Tom Brady

    O-Zone: Honest misunderstanding

  • 2 Sean Lee

    Sean Lee

    Who is Dallas Cowboys Second-Best Defensive Player?

  • 4 Jimmy Butler

    Jimmy Butler

    Jimmy Butler: From small-town Texas to NBA stardom to Timberwolves

  • 3 Paul George

    Paul George

    Former Indianapolis Colt Robert Mathis weighs in on Paul George situation

  • 3 Kristaps Porzingis

    Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina a mismatch nightmare

  • 2 LeBron James

    LeBron James

    The top 10 young cores in the NBA

  • 2 Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant

    2017 NBA Championship Glow: Durant destroys OKC, Klay badly botches dunk, Curry models on beach

  • 8 Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs' Anthony Rizzo returns to leadoff spot, Kris Bryant starts in RF

  • 7 Jacob deGrom

    Jacob deGrom

    Mets Morning News: How to salvage a sinking ship

  • 7 Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy

    Dylan Bundy pitches Orioles to 8-3 win over Rays, ending 5-run streak at 20.

  • 6 Trea Turner

    Trea Turner

    Trea Turner 5 for 5; Michael A. Taylor 4 for 5, with two home runs in Nationals’ 18-3 win over Reds...

  • 6 Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    Why Jon Lester could be the game-changer for the Cubs’ season

  • 3 Niklas Hjalmarsson

    Niklas Hjalmarsson

    The Blackhawks are banking on Connor Murphy getting better. Should they?

  • 3 Brayden Schenn

    Brayden Schenn

    Not a rebuild: Flyers getting younger but how much of an impact will young players have?

  • 3 Andy Andreoff

    Andy Andreoff

    Andreoff re-ups for two years, $1.355M

  • 2 Ryan Reaves

    Ryan Reaves

    Blues Have Massive NHL Draft

  • 1 Victor Hedman

    Victor Hedman

    Transcript: Yzerman says Sergachev, Koekkoek will get opportunity to replace Garrison

  • 4 Romelu Lukaku

    Romelu Lukaku

    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku hits out at "BS" transfer rumours

  • 3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Manchester United players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ashley Young pictured at training ground

  • 3 Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney

    Sven Goran Eriksson urges Wayne Rooney to consider China

  • 3 Virgil van Dijk

    Virgil van Dijk

    Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita will make Liverpool strong title contenders

  • 3 Vincent Janssen

    Vincent Janssen

    Borussia Monchengladbach set to make a move for Tottenham flop Vincent Janssen