MLB: Mariners at Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox sent a strong message that they are all in when it comes to the American League playoff race, pulling off a three-team deal to land former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. The trade for a front-line starter should provide a boost for

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MLB: Yankees at Dodgers

The New York Yankees handed the Rays only their fourth defeat in 25 games, but they will face an equally red-hot club in the Dodgers, who are 26-6 over their last 32 games. Los Angeles took three of four from Cincinnati over the weekend – allowing two runs in the final three games – to

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MLB: Blue Jays at Athletics

The Oakland A’s and Toronto Blue Jays are on completely different trajectories.

Oakland, owns a six-game lead over Texas in the American League West, enters Monday’s series opener with Toronto having won 23 of its last 29 home games. The Blue Jays temporarily are riding a wave of momentum after Colby Rasmus’ walk-off single in

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MLB: Cubs at Giants

Giants first baseman Brandon Belts’ knucklehead baserunning and game-losing error (not an easy play) are emblemantic of San Francisco’s season this year. Their success and failures read like a richter scale reading from a California eathquake. Unforturnately, instead of occurring every 40 years, their quake happens every day.

The San Francisco Giants look to get

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MLB: Reds at Dodgers

Los Angeles (49) and Cincinnati (48) lead the majors in runs following the All-Star break but, the Dodgers didn’t fare well in their first home game in sole possession of first place in the National League West, and look to turn it around Friday when they continue their four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds. Los

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MLB: Phillies at Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to complete their first three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies at home since 2001 when the teams wrap up their series Thursday. The Cardinals sewed up the season series with an 11-3 victory Wednesday, maintaining their 1 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh in the National League Central.

Philadelphia has dropped

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MLB: Orioles at Royals

It depends on who you ask but I think there is still hope for the Royals this year. Detroit is coasting, Cleveland is showing some weakness and I’m still thinking the George Brett effect is going to hit soon. If only because on the anniversary of the Pin Tar Incident this clubhouse might get

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MLB: Cubs at Diamondbacks

The future continues to look bright for the Chicago Cubs, who brought in another collection of prospects in dealing away Matt Garza. The Arizona Diamondbacks, who host the Cubs on Tuesday, have their focus more on the present. The Diamondbacks lost the series opener Monday and have dropped four of their last five games to

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MLB: Indians at Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are in the midst of their best stretch of the season as they open a three-game series against the visiting Cleveland Indians on Monday. Seattle has won a season-high six consecutive games and has displayed uncharacteristically stellar scoring prowess while outscoring opponents 44-20 during the stretch.

And they will need all the

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MLB: Athletics at Angels

Part II of the B3TZ Sports MLB Streak Game begins with an important AL West match-up.

The A’s are my favorite to take the whole thing this year since I neither believe my beloved Giants will make the cut and the idea of another Bay Bridge Series is repulsive. Sure, every is saying Detroit,

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