Speedy Villar shows more power in Brewers' 8-3 win vs. Texas

The Milwaukee Brewers hoped they were getting a stolen base threat when they acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Houston Astros last November. It turns out they got a budding power hitter, too.

Cubs reward Epstein for turnaround with 5-year extension

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The Chicago Cubs announced a five-year contract extension with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein on Wednesday, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908.

Banned Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility

Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.
September 27

Marlins pay tribute to Jose Fernandez

Dee Gordon hit a leadoff homer in the first inning for the Marlins on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez's death. The Indians clinched their first AL Central title since 2007.
September 13

Hendricks loses no-hit bid in ninth

Kyle Hendricks took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker's leadoff home run as the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 4-1. Hendricks spoke afterwards.
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September 13

Predicting the MLB wild cards

With the MLB playoff races tightening, Ben Walker of the Associated Press and Maria Marino discuss what teams to look out for and Ben offers his prediction for the four wild card spots.
September 5

Cardinals gain ground in wild-card race

The Cardinals pulled within a half-game of the Giants for the NL's top Wild Card spot as they beat the Pirates, 12-6. The Orioles moved within two games of the AL East-leading Blue Jays.
August 22

Price, Red Sox grab share of AL East lead

David Price struck out eight as the Red Sox moved into a first-place tie in the AL East. ... The Dodgers clubbed seven homers in their win over the Reds. ... Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day DL.
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August 22

Hitter-turned-knuckleballer Dan Johnson signed by Dodgers

Former Blaine standout and 10-year MLB first baseman had been pitching for the St. Paul Saints. Now he's headed for the Dodgers' Class AA Tulsa affiliate.
August 22

Ex-Twin Danny Valencia reportedly injured A's teammate in altercation

Per a report out of the Bay Area, Valencia and teammate Billy Butler got into some sort of altercation recently that caused Butler to miss playing time.
August 21

Royals win eight in a row

The Royals won their 8th straight game on Sunday. ... All-Star Aaron Sanchez was sent down to the minors by the Blue Jays and Justin Upton homered twice in a Tigers win.
August 16

Young Yankees carry team past Blue Jays

Aaron Judge and fellow rookie Chad Green helped the Yankees take down the Blues Jays, 1-0. David Ortiz's 27th home run of the season lifted the Red Sox past the Indians, 3-2.
August 14

Giancarlo Stanton likely out for season

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is out for the remainder of the season because a groin injury. Mets starter Steven Matz tossed 7.1 innings of no-hit ball in a win over the Padres.
August 9

Giants manager Bruce Bochy hospitalized

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy was admitted to a Miami hospital on Monday morning after falling ill. The Blue Jays beat the Rays to move into a tie for first place with the Orioles in the AL East.
August 8

Alex Rodriguez announces retirement

Alex Rodriguez's 22-year baseball career will come to an end Friday when he plays his final game for the New York Yankees. An emotional Rodriguez addressed the media about his retirement.
August 7

Ichiro becomes 30th player to reach 3,000 hits

Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th player in MLB history to collect 3,000 career hits as the 42-year-old tripled in the seventh inning on Sunday to reach the plateau.
August 2

MLB trade deadline winners and losers

Ben Walker of the Associated Press joins Amy Campbell to discuss contenders who made big moves and non-contenders who gathered some young talent at the MLB trade deadline.
August 1

Mariners trade Wade Miley to Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles boosted their rotation on Sunday by acquiring Wade Miley from the Seattle Mariners. Matt Cain earned his 100th career win with the San Francisco Giants.
July 31

Andrew Miller Traded to Indians

The Indians made headlines Sunday as Andrew Miller was dealt to the Tribe, while Jonathan Lucroy vetoed a deal to Cleveland. Ben Walker of the Associated Press and Greg Picker discuss.
July 26

Will the Cubs win the World Series with Chapman?

The AP's Jim Litke and Noah Coslov chat about the vibe in Chicago now that the Yankees traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs. Also, will it be a surprise if the Cubs don't win it all?
July 26

Prince Fielder to miss rest of season

Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery and will reportedly miss the rest of 2016. Also on Monday, the Padres traveled to Toronto for the first time ever and lost.
July 25

Chapman to Cubs is big trouble for Cardinals

Now that Aroldis Chapman is the Cubs closer, what can and should the Cardinals do? STLtoday's Ben Frederickson and Noah Coslov chat about what the Yankees-Cubs trade means for the Cards.
July 24

Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The former Mariners outfielder and Mets catcher took the stage in Cooperstown for their induction.
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