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5 Things: Aces Return And Home Run Derby Changes

All-Star voting is closed, and we’ll know soon enough exactly how many Royals are starting.

07/04/2015

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Five Things: Scherzer’s Streak And Rose Allegations

A Kansas City Royal still leads in All-Star voting at catcher, third, short, second, two outfield spots, and DH, but Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has jumped ahead at first base and the Angels’ Mike Trout is still the leading vote-getter in the outfield. Voting ends in less than a week.

06/26/2015

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5 Things: Holt’s Cycle And St. Louis Hack

There is some important off-field news to report, and not all of it is in the spirit of the game. But there was plenty of excitement on the field to remind us why baseball is fun, starting with a rare batting achievement.

06/19/2015

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5 Things: Heston’s No-Hitter And A Switch Pitcher

Bryce Harper finally faced a pitcher younger than he is. Harper debuted at 19 years old, so it’s not totally unexpected that it took him 415 games to face a younger pitcher.

06/12/2015

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Five Things: Detroit Struggling And Sizemore Released

Baseball is a funny game. On Monday, for the first time in modern Major League history, a starting pitcher recorded double-digit strikeouts, allowed double-digit hits, and lasted fewer than five innings.

06/05/2015

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5 Things: Pitchers Suspended And Ruth Surpassed

There were some records set this past week, some more impressive than others.

05/29/2015

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5 Things: Beltre and Cabrera Join 400 HR Club

On-field excellence from both pitchers and hitters, as well a questionable off-field move, highlight this week’s recap.

05/22/2015

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5 Things: Kluber Dominant And A Triple Play First

This past week saw the reigning Cy Young winner regaining his form, baseball’s most feared slugger hitting one out of the stadium, and the first of its kind triple play.

05/15/2015

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5 Things: Milestone For A-Rod And Soaring Astros

This past week was all about the home run—whether it came from the guy who’s trotted around the bases more than any active player or someone doing it for the first time.

05/08/2015

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 29: Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

5 Things: A Game With No Fans And Nationals Get Hot

The first month of the season is in the books. Games are shorter, which isn’t a surprise given baseball’s new policies, but the Mets’ and Astros’ hot starts are. And the month couldn’t end without Mike Trout making a game-saving catch.

05/01/2015

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5 Things: Streaking Mets And MVP Matchup

After six straight losing seasons, this was the year many expected the Mets to contend for a playoff spot.

04/24/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts in the post game press conference with Andrew Harrison #5 and Willie Cauley-Stein #15 after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Five Things: Duke Dominates And Badgers Beat The Unbeaten

The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.

04/06/2015

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