5 Things: Stanton Hits No. 50 While Going For 62 In '17The real excitement of a home-run record chase may never been the same again, but that hasn't kept MLB fans from following Giancarlo Stanton. The 27-year-old slugger hit his 50th HR last week and publicly has announced his goal to hit 62 dingers this season.
5 Things: MLB Stars Chase Big Records In Cincinnati And MiamiIt was a record-chasing week, as Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto were looking at breaking some all-time records. Neither ended up matching the historic marks, but it sure was fun to watch them try.
5 Things: Giants Take Series From Cubs To Exact Some RevengeLast October, the Giants and Cubs met in the postseason. Last week, the defending champions returned for a rematch. It didn't go as planned for the Cubbies.
5 Things: A's, Giants Split 2017 Bay Bridge Series While Dodgers Continue To RollEven though Oakland and San Francisco are not having good seasons, the two teams still provide plenty of excitement when they get together on the diamond like they did last week in the Bay Area. Oh, and the Dodgers could be historically good in 2017, too.
5 Things: Adrián Beltré Joins The 3,000 Hit ClubIt was a wild week in MLB, leading up to the deadline on July 31. Perhaps the biggest news, though, was the addition of another player to an elite group of hitters.
5 Things: San Francisco Sellout Streak Stopped At 530 GamesEvery home game the San Francisco Giants have played since October 1, 2010, had been a sellout until last week.
5 Things: A's Sweep Tribe Despite Starting Summer Fire SaleIt was an exciting week in MLB, as the Home Run Derby, the All-Star Game and the start and of the second half all dominated the sport's focus, from Monday to Sunday. Here's what you may have missed if you were watching Wimbledon instead.
5 Things: A Week Full Of Achievements In MLB From Coast To CoastThe week leading up to the 88th rendition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a great preamble to the Midsummer Classic as baseball fans across the country saw some milestones achieved and records broken.
5 Things: Giants Go Streaking For First Time In 2017Even though the San Francisco Giants remain 22 games out of first place in the National League West Division, the team currently is riding its longest winning streak of the 2017 season, having won all six games last week. Can the Giants turn it around?
5 Things: West Coast Rookies Make MLB HistoryThe Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics experienced some historic moments last week as first-year players dominated the headlines for both teams—and the entire baseball nation—and setting some records in the process.
5 Things: A Tale Of Two Very Different Bay Area SweepsIt was another crazy week in Major League Baseball, as the two Bay Area teams experienced very different sweeps of four-game series. In other news, the New York Mets still have enough healthy players to field a full team, surprisingly.