5 Things: Springer Into Summer, Cleveland Wins And Tampa Bay LossesEvery week of MLB action has special moments, and some are historic. Teams win, and teams lose—and baseball fans all over the country watch with fascination and horror at what unfolds on the big diamond. Last week, for example, Cleveland couldn't lose, and Tampa Bay couldn't win. A player named Springer had a huge inning to get summer rolling, and the New York Yankees kind of remembered they're the New York Yankees.
5 Things: Harper Goes Gloveless, Betts Swings All Directions, and The Mariners Come Back StrongIf you ask most baseball fans, they'll tell you they like big home runs and lots of runs scored. Well, last week, that's exactly what the fans got from MLB. Washington's Bryce Harper hit a big home run without even wearing batting gloves, while Boston's Mookie Betts really swung for all the fences in Baltimore. As for runs scored, a game in San Diego against Seattle ended up with a football score as the Mariners overcame a 10-run deficit in the sixth inning to win, 16-13.
Gattis, Gomez, Correa Help Astros Sweep Athletics 5-2The Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
30 Players: Carlos Correa Looks To Build On Fantastic Rookie SeasonThe young shortstop is getting buzz as a possible MVP candidate following last year's sparkling debut.
Guide To Visiting MLB Spring Training In FloridaYour travel guide to visiting any of the MLB teams in the Florida Grapefruit League for this year's spring training
Jed Lowrie To Go Back To Oakland A'sThe Oakland Athletics reacquired Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros, the club announced Wednesday morning.
5 Things: Road Teams Dominate Start of PlayoffsThrough four playoff games, the road teams are undefeated. The home teams will try to turn it around Friday in the first day of full playoff action: four games spread throughout the day for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
5 Things: Fight for Final Playoff SpotsWhile most of the races are wrapped up (see below), there is still a three-team race for the final American League wild card spot.
5 Things: Mets Sweep Nats; Hudson to RetireYou know it was an exciting week when Yadier Molina’s plate-tapping bat break, Gerrit Cole’s rosin explosion, and Bartolo Colon’s behind-the-back flip don’t make the cut.
Astros Hit 4 Homers, McHugh Wins 16th In 11-5 Win Over A's
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