Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs".
  • Wilson Ramos has a debut to remember as Phillies bounce back with crucial win over Red Sox
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    Wilson Ramos has a debut to remember as Phillies bounce back with crucial win over Red Sox

    It didn't take long for Wilson Ramos to show exactly why the Phillies traded for him as the All-Star had a monster debut in the club's 7-4 win over the Red Sox. By Jim Salisbury

  • We have an issue braves country
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    We have an issue braves country

    It's gotta do with the toughness of our beloved braves. We had a chance to send a message to all of the haters that have looked down on us all season, never gave us a chance to win crap. Well guess what, that team is 2 games ahead in the division, catching all of us by surprise. Now, to the real issue. When Bryce Harper was thrown at, he went ballistic. He let it be known that he was the best player in the league wasn't taking any crap from anybody. Now look at us. Our star rookie is thrown at and it was a dangerous throw. Who knows if we will get acuna back? And what do our guys do? You guessed it, if not nothing, significantly not enough. Next, Freddie gets beaned and what does he do, act like

  • Twitter calls Jose Ureña 'weak,' 'classless' after he hit Ronald Acuña
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    Twitter calls Jose Ureña 'weak,' 'classless' after he hit Ronald Acuña

    , USA TODAY Published 9:06 p.m. ET Aug. 15, 2018 The Braves and Marlins' benches cleared after the very first pitch of their game on Wednesday when José Ureña hit the hot Ronald Acuña with a 97 mph fastball. It definitely looked intentional, and Ureña and Braves manager Brian Snitker wound up getting tossed. Acuña went into this game with three consecutive leadoff home runs and had hit homers in five straight games. He was able to return in the second inning after being hit, but he quickly pulled himself out. Many on Twitter reacted angrily, including a couple players who called Ureña's move "weak" and bush league. Others used similar words to describe what happened on that first play.

  • The 'disgusting' act of poor sportsmanship that has America fuming
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    The 'disgusting' act of poor sportsmanship that has America fuming

    A 20-year-old rising star has become the victim of a 'completely classless' act, and fans are absolutely furious.

  • MLB fans put Joe West on blast after umpire reaches historic milestone
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    MLB fans put Joe West on blast after umpire reaches historic milestone

    Joe West has now umpired the second-most games all-time in Major League Baseball history.

  • 117 reasons to love the 2018 Boston Red Sox
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    117 reasons to love the 2018 Boston Red Sox

    They have sprinted three-quarters of a marathon and would happily run backward for the last quarter, barking the whole way, if it didn’t interrupt their crack at history.

  • Angels mourn death of P Aaron Cox, Trout's brother-in-law
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    Angels mourn death of P Aaron Cox, Trout's brother-in-law

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Cox, a former Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect and the brother-in-law of Mike Trout, has died. He was 24. The Angels disclosed no further details Wednesday in a statement issued on behalf of Trout and his wife, Jessica Cox. "Aaron Cox was a tremendous son, brother, and brother-in-law," the Cox and Trout families said in a statement. "He had a deep love for his family, and a passionate dedication and commitment to his friends. As our families grieve together, we will also celebrate the memories, the laughter, and the love we each shared with Aaron in the short time we had him." Cox was a 19th-round draft pick by the Angels in 2015. He attended Millville High School

  • Three early-season problems have become assets
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    Three early-season problems have become assets

    The Red Sox have been almost unbelievably good for the entire season. There really hasn't been a portion of the year in which we felt bad about this team, and their worst single-season month by win percentage is .621. That's a 101-win pace over a full season, for what it's worth. Despite all that success, there have been some issues here and there throughout the year. Right now, it's the bullpen, which is a real concern even if it's being overblown. Earlier in the year, however, it was on the position player side of things. Although the offense has been great all year, for most of the season there were three players receiving the brunt of the criticism around the team. Those three are Jackie

  • MLB trade rumors and news: Trevor Bauer's Cy Young-caliber season comes to a halt
    MLB Daily Dish

    MLB trade rumors and news: Trevor Bauer's Cy Young-caliber season comes to a halt

    The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Need to catch up on everything that happened at this year's non-waiver trade deadline? Trevor Bauer has broken out in a major way in 2018, raking second in the AL in innings pitched (166), third in ERA (2.22), and third in strikeouts (214), positioning himself as a prime AL Cy Young candidate. Unfortunately for Bauer, that candidacy — and his status for the rest of the season — is in serious jeopardy now that he's been placed on the disabled list with a right fibula stress fracture.

  • Brawl notes: Giants confused by Hundley's ejection, umpire explanation
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    Brawl notes: Giants confused by Hundley's ejection, umpire explanation

    Should Nick Hundley have been ejected for his role in the brawl on Tuesday night? Bruce Bochy doesn't think so. Umpire Eric Cooper didn't help matters with his thoughts on his decision.

  • Paris Hilton pushes back Chris Zylka wedding date
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    Paris Hilton pushes back Chris Zylka wedding date

    Wedding bells won't be ringing anytime soon for Paris Hilton. We hear the heiress's upcoming nuptials to the “The Leftovers” star Chris Zylka have been pushed back so she can have more time to plan the ultimate fête. “They were all set to get married in November,” a source tells Page Six. “But they have pushed it to May. She wanted more time to plan.” We're told the location for the celebration will be in Los Angeles. The good-looking couple got engaged in January in Aspen, Colo., with a massive 20-carat, $2 million diamond ring. A rep for Hilton had no comment.

  • Yasiel Puig, Nick Hundley spark bench-clearing brawl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night
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    Yasiel Puig, Nick Hundley spark bench-clearing brawl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night

    Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig and Giants catcher Nick Hundley were involved in an altercation on Tuesday night that sparked a bench-clearing brawl in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium.