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Mark Newman

Bold bats will fit in nicely on Players Weekend

It has been 133 years since a phenom named Pete Browning broke his bat in a game and received a custom-made replacement from John Hillerich's woodworking shop in Louisville, Ky. Legend has it that Browning, the "Louisville Slugger," had three hits the next day.

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Jeffrey Flanagan and Thomas Harding

Royals edge Rox behind Duffy's one-hit outing

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy appeared to have no-hit stuff from the get-go. Duffy fired a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before Colorado's Nolan Arenado clubbed his 28th home run, a two-run shot. The Royals hung on for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium after the Rockies loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, and left-hander Scott Alexander got the final out after coming in for closer Kelvin Herrera, who left with an apparent injury.

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Kyle Beery

Statcast of the Day: Kraken releases 493-ft. HR

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez got an 80-mph changeup up in the zone in the first inning of Tuesday night's 13-4 win over the Tigers, and he didn't miss it. Statcast tracked his two-run shot at an estimated 493 feet, making it the second-longest homer in the Majors this season and the longest at Comerica Park since Statcast was introduced in 2015.

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Jordan Bastian and Ian Browne

Fister allows leadoff HR, nothing else to Tribe

The Indians looked like they had finally solved Red Sox pitcher Doug Fister last week in Boston. On Tuesday night, the right-hander returned to his typical role as tormentor, handcuffing Cleveland's lineup for a complete-game, 9-1 victory at Progressive Field.

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Carrie Muskat

Baez, Cubs excited for Players Weekend fun

When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.

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Maria Guardado

Pujols foreign-born HR leader with No. 610

Albert Pujols now stands alone as Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader among foreign-born players.

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Joe Posnanski

(Nick)name dropping: 25 best in MLB history

When you talk about the greatest nicknames in baseball history, you are really talking about more than one thing. Baseball nicknames can be a description of a player. They can describe a player's game. And some are just goofy nicknames that stick.

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Oliver Macklin

Kluber continues magnificent run on MLB.TV

American League Cy Young Award contender Corey Kluber returns to the mound in the midst of a spectacular stretch of starts as he faces off against the Red Sox as part of a full slate of games streaming live on MLB.TV.

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Oliver Macklin

Bryant day to day with hand contusion

Kris Bryant, who took a pitch to his left hand from Reds reliever Drew Storen in the ninth inning on Tuesday, forcing him to leave the game, is expected to be OK.

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Jason Catania

Charlie's chase: Blackmon on historic run pace

Pop quiz, hot shot! You already know which stud is leading MLB in home runs this season. That would be Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton with 46. You also probably have a good idea which star owns the highest batting average. Why, it's Houston Astros hit maestro Jose Altuve at .358.

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Jamal Collier and Brian McTaggart

Nats nip Astros behind Roark, Wieters

The Astros were kept in check again Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, where Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark held them to three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 4-3 win in the first game of an Interleague showdown between division leaders.

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Carrie Muskat

Baez, Cubs excited for Players Weekend fun

When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.

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Jeffrey Flanagan and Thomas Harding

Royals edge Rox behind Duffy's one-hit outing

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy appeared to have no-hit stuff from the get-go. Duffy fired a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before Colorado's Nolan Arenado clubbed his 28th home run, a two-run shot. The Royals hung on for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium after the Rockies loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, and left-hander Scott Alexander got the final out after coming in for closer Kelvin Herrera, who left with an apparent injury.

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Kyle Beery

Statcast of the Day: Kraken releases 493-ft. HR

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez got an 80-mph changeup up in the zone in the first inning of Tuesday night's 13-4 win over the Tigers, and he didn't miss it. Statcast tracked his two-run shot at an estimated 493 feet, making it the second-longest homer in the Majors this season and the longest at Comerica Park since Statcast was introduced in 2015.

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Jordan Bastian and Ian Browne

Fister allows leadoff HR, nothing else to Tribe

The Indians looked like they had finally solved Red Sox pitcher Doug Fister last week in Boston. On Tuesday night, the right-hander returned to his typical role as tormentor, handcuffing Cleveland's lineup for a complete-game, 9-1 victory at Progressive Field.

MLB News Index

Joe Posnanski

(Nick)name dropping: 25 best in MLB history

When you talk about the greatest nicknames in baseball history, you are really talking about more than one thing. Baseball nicknames can be a description of a player. They can describe a player's game. And some are just goofy nicknames that stick.

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Maria Guardado

Pujols foreign-born HR leader with No. 610

Albert Pujols now stands alone as Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader among foreign-born players.

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Jamal Collier and Brian McTaggart

Nats nip Astros behind Roark, Wieters

The Astros were kept in check again Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, where Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark held them to three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 4-3 win in the first game of an Interleague showdown between division leaders.

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Carrie Muskat

Baez, Cubs excited for Players Weekend fun

When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.

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Jeffrey Flanagan and Thomas Harding

Royals edge Rox behind Duffy's one-hit outing

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy appeared to have no-hit stuff from the get-go. Duffy fired a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before Colorado's Nolan Arenado clubbed his 28th home run, a two-run shot. The Royals hung on for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium after the Rockies loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, and left-hander Scott Alexander got the final out after coming in for closer Kelvin Herrera, who left with an apparent injury.

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