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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.

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.

 

5 Things to Watch During MLB Winter Meetings

Expect plenty of activity and a few surprises as the baseball world converges on Music City for annual Winter Meetings
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5 Things to Watch During MLB Winter Meetings

The pitching market has been on the front burner so far during the MLB Hot Stove season. David Price signed a seven-year, $217 million ($31 million AAV) deal to be the ace of the last-place Boston Red Sox, only to see his deal be one-upped by Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206 million ($34 million AAV) contract with the — surprise!

Clayton Kershaw Continues Dominant Streak Along With Zack Greinke

Clayton Kershaw continues to pitch at historic levels, as does Zack Greinke.

Clayton Kershaw just pitched his third straight game with 10+ strikeouts, no walks, and no runs allowed. That’s never been accomplished before. He’s pitched 29 straight scoreless innings. It shouldn’t be that surprising that Kershaw is this good, but he’s performing at historic levels. And this year, he’s not even the clear-cut best pitcher on his own team.

 

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