Meet the Hartford Yard Goats, Now Playing Anywhere but Hartford

NY Times: Bats (GARY SANTANIELLO) — Because of a series of problems in completing their new stadium, the Class AA Hartford Yard Goats were forced to play an entire season on the road.
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Josh Donaldson smashes three home runs in win over Twins Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. The race for the American League MVP award just got cloudier Sunday. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson announced his presence with authority, bashing...
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Carlos Beltran's miraculous hair growth inspires Rangers in win Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have strengthened an already solid lineup. The benefit of bringing in a 19-year veteran like Beltran is that...
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Keeping Score: Scramble for Postseason May Be Less Chaotic Than It Appears

NY Times: Bats (BENJAMIN HOFFMAN) — Entering Sunday, 18 teams were within three games of playoff berths. But in the National League, at least, surprises are unlikely.
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On Baseball: When the Playoff Chase Severs the Bond Between Pitcher and Catcher

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — The Dodgers’ trading of A.J. Ellis, the longtime catcher for, and close friend of, the star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, was a reminder that baseball is a business.
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Young fan cries tears of joy after getting Mike Trout's autograph Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — We’ve heard “ there’s no crying in baseball ,” but we’re willing to make an exception in this instance. One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] The beginning of the video is fairly typical. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for...
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Orioles 5, Yankees 0: Sabathia Has Another Great Start. For the Yankees, Sadly, It Isn’t Enough

NY Times: Bats (MIKE VORKUNOV) — The Yankees fell short of a three-game sweep and gave back a game in the wild-card race.
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Phillies 5, Mets 1: Depleted Mets Lose to the Phillies

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — With relatively unknown pitchers bolstering the hobbled rotation, the Mets held on until the Phillies rallied in the seventh inning.
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Cubs broadcast plans special tribute to Vin Scully Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The great Vin Scully received a great tribute from the Cubs. (AP) As his retirement nears, broadcasting legend Vin Scully will call his final Dodgers-Cubs game on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Given that the history between the clubs actually pre-dates Scully’s 67 years in the broadcast booth, that means he’s likely called over half of their 1,930 all-time matchups. That’s a...
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Korean pitcher's pickoff attempt goes dangerously wrong Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Lim Chang-yong’s wild pickoff throw nearly hits Oh Jae-won. (@MyKBO on Twitter) There’s not a lot of context to this scary highlight from the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO). Most of what we know for sure is what we see, and that’s Kia Tigers pitcher Lim Chang-yong nearly taking Doosan Bears’ baserunner Oh Jae-won’s head off with an outrageously and dangerously bad pickoff throw. ...
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Do the Mets have another surge in them? Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — As of Sunday morning, the New York Mets are facing a cold reality that even the most pessimistic fan could have not seen coming six months ago. At 66-63, they are closer to the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East standings than they are the first-place Washington Nationals. To be exact, New York is currently seven games ahead of Philadelphia, while trailing Washington by nine...
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Dustin Pedroia falls one hit short of rarely challenged record Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia got hot in a hurry this weekend and nearly tied a major-league record that hasn’t been equaled in 64 years. ...
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Blue Jays use Little League home run to steal game from Twins Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — With all due respect to the U.S. champions from Maine-Endwell Little League and international champions from Seoul, South Korea, there’s only one baseball term that describes the decisive play in Saturday’s Blue Jays-Twins game: Little League home run. That means the batter raced all the way around the bases with some major assistance from the defense. In this instance, Twins outfielders...
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Bryce Harper's helmet slam leads to latest ill-timed ejection Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — If there’s one thing Bryce Harper still needs to work on, it’s definitely his temper. The Washington Nationals superstar has let his anger and emotions get to him many times before, and it happened again on Saturday, leading to his eighth ejection in five big league seasons. It’s not just the actions that are problematic either. Many times it’s been the timing. On Saturday, Harper was tossed...
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Gary Sanchez's home run barrage leads to impressive record Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — It’s almost like clockwork now. When another New York Yankees game begins, another Gary Sanchez home run is likely right around the corner. The sensational rookie slugger continued his barrage on Saturday afternoon, connecting for his 11th home run in the Yankees 13-5 against the Orioles . That makes 11 home runs for Sanchez now in 23 major-league games, which is a feat no other player has...
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