American League

American League Spring Training Storylines

The AL is loaded with young talent, and teams trying to catch up to the Royals
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American League Spring Training Storylines

With MLB's spring training in full swing in Florida and Arizona, the main storyline in the American League is pretty straightforward – everyone is trying to catch up with the reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals.

World Series Game 5 Preview & Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

Bullpen mismanagement, errors, put Mets on brink of elimination
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World Series Game 5 Preview & Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

World Series Preview, PredictionA healthy portion of the sporting world had probably never heard of Daniel Murphy before his improbable October run. He isn't a household name even in baseball circles.

ALCS Preview and Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals

Long ball meets small ball in final step to World Series
ALCS Preview and Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals

The American League Championship Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals is going to be must-see entertainment. Both teams are coming off very taxing and emotional five-game division series that left all of us baseball fans salivating at the thought of this matchup. 

 

ALDS Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

Eric Hosmer and the veteran Royals face the upstart Astros in the ALDS
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ALDS Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals know exactly how the Houston Astros feel right now. Last year, the Royals were the Astros of this year — sort of.

ALDS Preview and Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson leads a Blue Jays power-packed offense that's in the postseason for the first time since 1993
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ALDS Preview and Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

For both the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays this postseason run almost never happened. The Blue Jays were sinking, sitting eight games behind the New York Yankees on July 28.

AL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

AL All-Star and Cy Young contender Dallas Keuchel looks to pitch the Astros into the ALDS by defeating the Yankees Tuesday night
AL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

The 2015 MLB playoffs get started Tuesday night in the Bronx when the Houston Astros take on the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game. The winner will face the Royals, the team with the best record in the AL, in Kansas City starting on Thursday.

 

Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

Deadline deals turns Toronto from disappointment to title contender
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Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

In April, the Toronto Blue Jays should have been the class of the American League East — at least on paper. Thankfully, baseball games aren’t played on paper, they’re played on grass and dirt — except at the Rogers Center in Toronto where the game is played on turf.

 

Houston Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir in First Major Trade Before Deadline

The Astros look to make a run for the playoffs with their new pitching addition.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Houston Astros have made the first major move, acquiring Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics. There had been plenty of speculation that the Astros were targeting a quality starting pitcher, and they did such. Just two games back in the AL West, the Astros lost their lead just before the All-Star break.

 

Throwback Thursday: Joe DiMaggio Extends Hit Streak to 56 Games

Joe DiMaggio set this record 74 years ago today, and it has been regarded as unbreakable.

When Joe DiMaggio stepped into the batter’s box 74 years ago today, he finalized a record that seems as safe as any. In the first inning of the game, he singled and later scored, as part of a 3 for 4 day. The hit extended his streak to 56 games, where it would ultimately end. From May 15 to July 16, he had at least one hit in every game, collecting a .408 batting average over that span.

 

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