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The Minnesota Twins enter their series against the San Francisco Giants with a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL Central Division. Could increased patience at the plate be a key reason for Minnesota’s success thus far? Twins batters are averaging 3.97 pitches per plate appearance this season, which is tied for fourth-best in the majors …

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TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m ET CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO The Tampa Bay Rays climbed back to .500 for the 18th time this season after taking two of three against the Chicago White Sox, but manager Kevin Cash is ready for his team …

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TV: FOX Sports Florida TIME: Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO PITTSBURGH — When the Miami Marlins battered Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole for seven runs on Thursday night, it was the bottom of the lineup doing a lot of the damage. The team’s …

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SAN DIEGO — Kansas City Royals rookie Eric Skoglund learned a valuable lesson in his last start, just the second of his big-league career: Pitching from behind is no way to succeed. “Up here, you have to get ahead in the count,” he said. “You have to throw first-pitch strikes.” He didn’t do it often …

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After the White Sox’s Willy Garcia doubled to right field and the Rays began to play hot potato with the baseball on Thursday night, he set his sights on a Little League home run. And he almost pulled it off. The abbreviated version of the action: Shortstop Tim Beckham couldn’t handle center fielder Kevin Kiermaier’s …

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The Oakland Athletics have played well at home, terribly on the road, and as Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs pointed out yesterday, their defense is pretty terrible. Still within range of the .500 mark and with a little time before the deadline, the A’s may be headed towards a full-fledged youth movement to either turn things …

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Let me make one disclaimer: baseball is not dying. Although it is no longer “America’s Pastime”, it’s still very high up on the list. It’s still very relevant. The average age of an MLB viewer is 53, which is the oldest of the major sports. Half of its audience is 55 or older. To go along with …

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Amongst many early season surprises, the Colorado Rockies have been baseball’s most unpredictable team, jumping out to first place in the NL West. The Colorado Rockies are on top of the world. Well, in the National League West, at least. Surprised? You should be. Colorado, led by their first-year skipper Bud Black, are 39-23, fresh …

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Bryce Harper doesn’t have to hit the ball out of the park to show off his power. Heck, he barely needs to hit it out of the home plate area. The Washington Nationals star is having a fantastic year at the plate, but on Thursday night he showed off his power on a foul ball that traveled …

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One of the greatest players in MLB history, Honus Wagner is considered to be the best shortstop to ever play the game. On this day in 1914, the Pittsburgh Pirates legend became the second player in MLB history to record his 3000th career hit. These days, Honus Wagner is typically remembered for having the most …

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