Mike Clevinger pitched seven innings to win his third straight decision, Oscar Mercado homered and tripled, and the surging Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Monday night to improve to 13-3 in July.
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Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Fan safety is a hot subject & 2 MLB teams are debuting extended netting Mon. It's the 12th anniv. of the death of a baseball man concerned about danger in the stands. Longtime minor league player Mike Coolbaugh, who reached the majors & then coached in the minors, always made sure his wife & young children were seated behind netting at his games, his widow Mandy says. Coolbaugh died 7/22/07 at age 35 when a foul liner struck him in the neck as he coached 1B. MLB then mandated helmets for 1B & 3B coaches, despite strong opposition. And Mandy Coolbaugh became an outspoken advocate for measures to protect players and fans, including netting.
Jeff Passan joins Tristan and AJ to break down the trade deadline ... and offer what might be the best karaoke performance of all time!
From players and their families to travel directors, real estate agents and clubhouse attendants, here's how trade deadline swaps actually affect people's lives -- both on and off the field.
As they climb up our rankings, second-place teams are showing it's way too early to count them out in any race.
On an induction weekend when the first unanimous star and one of the most unlikely selections officially entered its doors, the Hall of Fame provided a needed reminder of all that is right with the game.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Brandy Halladay eloquently explains what she meant when she said "Imperfect people can have perfect moments" during the speech she gave on behalf of her late husband, Roy Halladay.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martínez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith were inducted with 53 returning Hall of Famers in Cooperstown on Sunday, bringing the total number of Hall of Famers in town to a record 58 – the most at any location in history.
Mariano Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, with Rivera the last to take the podium.
Nicholas Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and the Detroit Tigers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
Addressing the Hall of Famers on stage with her, Brandy Halladay said, "I can't tell you how many hugs I've gotten. Anybody who thinks baseball isn't a family has never been involved in baseball."
Rivera, Halladay, Mussina, Martinez, Smith, Baines: From the first unanimous selection to the latest controversial Cooperstown call, here's why each of these guys is worthy of the Hall.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Marcus Stroman breezed through seven scoreless innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays batted around in both the fourth and the sixth on their way to a 12-1 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings Thursday for his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year with a 5-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rafael Devers hit a solo homer and drove in four runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox sent Toronto's Aaron Sanchez to his 13th straight loss, beating the Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his time spent playing with Edgar Martinez (46:07), Buster talks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post about the Angels/Astros scuffle and which teams should make aggressive pushes at the trade deadline (16:17). Plus, Hembo tells Buster why Bryce Harper isn't a bust (39:45) and Buster and Troy disagree on the Power 10 (58:51).
With buyers like the Red Sox and A's grabbing bargains, and plenty of supply left, sellers might find the best deals sooner rather than later.
Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer off new Boston Red Sox starter Andrew Cashner, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had three hits on Tuesday night to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-4 victory.
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.