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Clayton Kershaw

2013 MLB Pennant Races: A to Z

An alphabetical look at the keys to the 2013 MLB pennant races.
From A to Z, here are the keys to the 2013 MLB pennant races.

Pedro Alvarez

Maybe the third baseman was rushed through the Pirates’ system, or maybe he’s been a little slow to develop, but the Pirates have been rewarded for their patience with the young slugger. The second overall pick in 2008 is tied for the NL lead in homers and is fourth in RBIs. If the Bucs can hang on and win the NL Central, Alvarez will be a key component.

This Day in Sports History: June 18

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 18

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, June 18 is the day in which Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin fought on national television and an error cost a pitcher a perfect game.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 6

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 6

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, June 6 is a day in which the Chicago Bulls held a team to the lowest point total in NBA Finals history and three of today's best pitchers were taken in one MLB draft.

 

World Series Game 5 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Red Sox look to take the Series tonight in L.A. Can Kershaw and the Dodgers stay alive?
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World Series Game 5 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

It sounded like a howitzer. The sound of cork and cowhide echoed off the lumber from Yasiel Puig’s bat as Dodger Stadium roared and shook like an aftershock. Puig’s bomb capped off a four-run sixth inning that felt insurmountable with Rich Hill carving up the Red Sox potent lineup. But then Mitch Moreland teed off Ryan Madson in the top of the seventh, a three-run laser that pulled the Red Sox within one. The next inning Steve Pearce took a Kenley Jensen pitch and hit a solo shot into the Chavez Ravine night sky that tied that game at four.

World Series Game 4 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

After a classic all-nighter the Dodgers look to even series against Red Sox
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World Series Game 4 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

In the time it took to complete Game 3 of the World Series, you could have watched a cable broadcast of Braveheart, commercials and all, two times — plus an old episode of The West Wing for good measure. Last night’s — well, this morning’s — Game 3 lasted seven hours and 20 minutes and was the longest World Series game, postseason game, and interleague game ever played.

 

World Series Game 3 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers head home to dig out of a two-game hole against Red Sox
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World Series Game 3 Prediction and Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The World Series shifts from freezing Fenway Park to sunny Chavez Ravine with the Boston Red Sox holding a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In Game 2, David Price delivered his second quality start in a row, giving up just two runs through six innings with five strikeouts, perfectly setting up the Sox bullpen to secure a 4-2 victory. Joe Kelly, Nathan Eovaldi and Craig Kimbrel were perfect over the final three frames as the Sox are just two wins away from their fourth World Series title since 2004.

 

World Series Game 2 Prediction and Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

Hyun-Jin Ryu takes the mound for the Dodgers, looking to split series at Fenway
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World Series Game 2 Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

Neither Clayton Kershaw nor Chris Sale was sharp in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series on Tuesday night. What could have been a cornerstone World Series moment for two of this generation’s best pitchers, including one of the greatest of all-time, was stymied by missed spots and good two-out hitting.

 

World Series Game 1 Prediction and Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

Two of baseball's most historic teams square off in the 2018 Fall Classic
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World Series Game 1 Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

The 2018 World Series is not the first time the Dodgers and Red Sox have gotten together for the Fall Classic, but it has been quite a while since these two historic franchises have faced each other to determine baseball's champion.

 

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

The Mid-Summer Classic is in need of a facelift — even if it's just for fun
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Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.

 

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