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Top 5 Catches From MLB’s First Week

Baseball season officially opened last week and already we’ve had a plethora of ridiculous defensive plays. Recency bias will always mean that we think these plays will be the best of the year, but we’ll more than likely forget them in a couple months.

04/15/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Pace Of Play Rules Working Early

With the pageantry and tradition of Opening Day, America’s pastime is officially back.

04/14/2015

Alex Guerrero #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a game winning walk off RBI single in the 10th inning against the Seattle Mariners at Dodger Stadium on April 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California The Dodgers won 6-5 in ten innings. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ethier, Guerrero Come Up Clutch In Extras To Lift Dodgers Over Mariners, 6-5

Alex Guerrero hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a four-run deficit for a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

04/13/2015

Collin Cowgill #7 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates after hitting a two run homerun with Chris Iannetta #17 against the Texas Rangers in the 5th inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 13, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Angels Rally From Early Deficit To Beat Rangers, 6-3

Collin Cowgill and David Freese each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Monday night.

04/13/2015

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Video: TV-Visible Dodgers Fan Forced To Wear Diamondbacks Attire At Chase Field

Baseball fans were abuzz on social media following Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, in which a Dodgers fan, sitting in the front row behind home plate, was apparently forced to change out of his Dodgers apparel.

04/13/2015

Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 11, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Moustakas, Perez Homer In Royals’ 6-4 Win Over Angels

Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.

04/11/2015

Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch to Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on April 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Kershaw Struggles, Offense Manages 2 Hits In 6-0 Shutout Loss To Diamondbacks

Archie Bradley made a dazzling major league debut Saturday night, allowing one hit over six innings to outpitch Clayton Kershaw and lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

04/11/2015

Jason Grilli #39 of the Atlanta Braves. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.

04/11/2015

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30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres

So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

04/10/2015

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30 Players: Tomas’ Time Will Come Sooner Than Later For D-backs

The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.

04/09/2015

Ryan Webb #58 of the Baltimore Orioles throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Orioles Trade Reliever Ryan Webb To Dodgers

The Baltimore Orioles have traded right-handed reliever Ryan Webb to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

04/09/2015

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Pujols Ties Williams, McCovey, Thomas For 18th On HR List

Albert Pujols hit his 521st home run to move into 18th place on baseball’s career list and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday.

04/08/2015

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30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer

Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.

04/08/2015

Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on April 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gonzalez Homers 3 Times In Historic Night To Lead Dodgers Past Padres, 7-4

Adrian Gonzalez hit three home runs, becoming the first player in major league history with five in the season’s first three games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 Wednesday to win their opening series.

04/08/2015

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30 Players: Dodgers’ Rookie Pederson Ready To Burst Onto LA Scene

An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.

04/07/2015

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