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New foot-speed metric shows Hamilton is MLB's fastest baserunner
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Although it appeared to be obvious, a new baseball stat recently proved Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, is indeed the game’s fastest baserunner. In April, Statcast introduced a new metric, Sprint Speed, that measures speed in terms of “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” Upon its release, the metric only measured the […]

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Prospect Castillo shows stuff in MLB debut
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Recent callup Luis Castillo threw 93 pitches over five innings with two earned runs, five hits and five walks allowed and five strikeouts during a 6-5 Reds loss to the Nationals on Friday night. Both runs came via home runs. He also notched three double plays.

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David Ortiz shows emotional side during jersey retirement ceremony
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David Ortiz wipes away tears during his jersey retirement ceremony Friday night at Fenway Park. (AP) There will never be another David Ortiz, and now there will never be another No. 34 in the history of Boston Red Sox baseball. On Friday night, the Red Sox made that official by retiring Ortiz’s jersey in an […]

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Nola sharp, shows signs of return to form
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Aaron Nola turned in his sharpest start of the season Thursday, hitting his spots and helping the Phillies pick up a needed win.

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Berrios shows right stuff with 8 strong frames
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Rookie right-hander Jose Berrios spun eight innings of two-run ball in leading the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night

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Padres' young trio shows potential on mound
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The Padres dropped their eighth road series in 11 tries, but their young rotation made a believer of Brewers manager Craig Counsell.

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Lamet shows off potential with 12 K's vs. Crew
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The Padres recognized Major League potential in pitcher Dinelson Lamet when they signed him as an international free agent in 2014.

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Carter shows his potential with 4-RBI game
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As Greg Bird moves closer to returning from the disabled list, Chris Carter is reminding the Yankees why they jumped at the opportunity to add him to the 25-man roster this spring.

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Arenado shows unique ability to 'turn the page'
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Even perennial All-Star sluggers like Nolan Arenado have bad days at the plate. But one of his worst Tuesday didn’t stop him from dazzling at the plate and in the field Wednesday in an 8-1 Rockies victory over the Indians at Coors Field.

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Healthy Zim shows no signs of slowing down
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The Nationals believed Ryan Zimmerman was due for a bounce-back season, but perhaps not even the most optimistic of projections could have predicted the sort of incredible season he is having right now.

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Analysis | MLB home run spike shows Statcast science is more potent than steroids
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Dingers. Taters. Bombs. Blasts. Moon shoots. Everyone digs the long ball, and Major League Baseball has plenty to go around. At no point in baseball's history was the home run more of a focal point than during the Long Ball Era (1994 to 2005). We saw record-setting years by Mark McGwire (70 home

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Rally shows why Astros are MLB's best team
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They were like little kids in their dugout in the eighth inning, and maybe that’s the larger lesson of these high-flying Houston Astros. Isn’t this whole thing supposed to be about playing hard and having fun?

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