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  1. Chris Davis quit Twitter

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Chris Davis quit Twitter last week, shutting down his account just before the All-Star game because, as the MLB home run leader told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun: “It wasn’t my cup of tea.” Having seen just a little of the steroid-accusing tweets directed at Davis for the past several months I can only…

  2. Jose Fernandez made history with Bob Feller, Doc Gooden

    Jul 17, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez AP

    Like everything else about last night’s All-Star game Jose Fernandez was overshadowed by Mariano Rivera, but the Marlins rookie had a pretty eventful evening too. Fernandez was the youngest All-Star pitcher at age 20 and threw a 1-2-3 sixth inning, setting down former MVP Dustin Pedroia, former MVP Miguel Cabrera, and current MLB home run…

  3. The American League wins the 2013 All-Star Game 3-0

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    Another Midsummer Classic in the bag. Another scoresheet which looks like a train wreck, but that’s how the All-Star Game rolls. And the American League rolled to victory here at Citi Field, beating the National League 3 to 0. As with most All-Star Games it was the small moments which were the most memorable. Here…

  4. UPDATE: The American League is now up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    10:52 PM: It’s now 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth, as the AL strung some hits off Craig Kimbrel, capped by Jason Kipnis‘ two out double scoring Sal Perez. And a surprise? Mariano Rivera comes into the game in the bottom of the eighth, not the ninth. Interesting choice. 9:41 PM: The AL extends…

  5. Your All-Star Game catchall comment thread

    Jul 16, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT

    Apple Citi Field

    We’re soon to be underway here at Citi Field. For those of you who missed it yesterday, here are your starting lineups for tonight’s Midsummer Classic. AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE 1. Mike Trout, LF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4.…

  6. Chris Davis had a bloody blister on his hand during the Home Run Derby

    Jul 16, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

    American League batter Chris Davis, of the Baltimore Orioles, hits a home run during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in New York

    Chris Davis has hit the most homers in the first half, but he didn’t have a great Home Run Debry. Why? A blister. A bloody one at that: Davis said a blister in his right palm burst. He has it every year. No concern. He usually uses passes batting gloves. Switched to those. — Dan…

  7. It’s Cespedes vs. Harper in the Home Run Derby final

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

    National League batter Bryce Harper, of the Washington Nationals, watches his home run during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in New York

    In the Home Run Derby your first two round totals determine whether you make the finals. Yoenis Cespedes had 17 in the first, so he was definitely going to make it. His opponent wasn’t clear, though. Now it is, with Bryce Harper hitting eight homers in round two. Chris Davis didn’t — in fact, he…

  8. Yoenis Cespedes puts on a first round show in the Home Run Derby

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Chevrolet Home Run Derby

    Following the Home Run Derby from on-site is … weird. It’s a made for TV event, really. And when you’re sitting out behind the left field foul pole in a temporary press box that is sort of insulated from the sounds of the ballpark you lose your gravity pretty quickly. I had the MLB.com feed…

  9. Get your 2013 Home Run Derby talk here

    Jul 15, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    home-run-derby

    We get it. Not everybody is into the Home Run Derby. But some of you are and that’s totally fine. We’re here if you want to talk (or complain) about it. Feel free to use this as an open thread to discuss the festivities at Citi Field this evening. Below you’ll find the eight participants…

  10. Previewing the Home Run Derby: Prince Fielder aims for third crown

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder can join Ken Griffey Jr. as the only three-time winners of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, but to do it, he’ll have to best Chris Davis, who is currently on pace to hit 60 bombs this year. This year’s Home Run Derby field is unusual in that it features just three…

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    These were the last baseball games that count — despite the claim about the All-Star Game counting, which is certainly does not in any real sense — until Friday. That’s some b.s. right there. Why don’t they play the All-Star Game with only 25 guys on a team and let the rest of the league…

  12. Chris Davis homers in fourth consecutive game, ends first half with 37

    Jul 14, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Wrapping up the final series of the first half, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis homered in his fourth consecutive game as the Orioles defeated the Blue Jays 7-4. The homer, a two-run shot in the third inning against Josh Johnson, was his 37th of the season, tying Reggie Jackson’s American League record for first-half home…

  13. Chris Davis hits 36th homer of season, now on pace for 61

    Jul 13, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Orioles Rays Baseball

    It seems like Orioles first baseman Chris Davis homers on every day that ends in “y”. This afternoon against Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond, Davis went deep for the 36th time this season and for the third consecutive game. The Orioles lost 7-3 despite the best efforts of Davis as starter Jason Hammel allowed six…

  14. Chris Davis joins Bonds, McGwire, Jackson with 35 homers before All-Star break

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    With a second-inning, game-tying, two-run home run off of Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle tonight, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis upped his total to 35 on the season, becoming the fourth player to go into the All-Star break with at least 35 dingers. He joins Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Reggie Jackson on the short…

  15. Chris Davis denies PED use

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Chris Davis

    It’s sad that he even has to — his words: “it sucks” — but Chris Davis does feel that he has to deny PED accusations. And that he did to the Baltimore Sun: “I have never taken them. I have no reason to. I’ve always been a power hitter. With me, I think the biggest…

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 12, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 4: Jeter returns. And got a hit! And an RBI! And scored a run! And left with a strained quadricep! Oy vey. Braves 6, Reds 5: Freddie Freeman wins the Final Vote than goes out and has himself a nice night (3 for 4, 4 RBI). Bad news, though: Jason Heyward left…

  17. Chris Davis has already established new career-highs in home runs and RBI

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Mired in an 0-for-17 hitless streak, Chris Davis busted out with a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning tonight against the Rangers in Baltimore. The Orioles eventually won the game 3-1. With that one swing of the bat against right-hander Ross Wolf, Davis established new career-highs in both home runs and RBI.…

  18. The 2013 Home Run Derby participants have been announced

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    home-run-derby

    Just announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter, here are the participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby, which will take place next Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Citi Field in New York. Keep in mind that all of the players selected were also chosen for the All-Star Game. So there’s no Giancarlo Stanton here. Oh well.…

  19. Play of the Day: Manny Machado shows off his strong arm

    Jul 7, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    You often hear of the times when scouts and stats are in disagreement, such as last year’s AL MVP debate between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. One area in which the two happily agree is the defense of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), found at FanGraphs, rates him as the best…

  20. Heyman: “Straight thinkers” consider Maris the single-season HR king

    Jul 7, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Never shy to share a controversial opinion, Jon Heyman wrote in today’s column at CBS Sports that “most straight thinkers consider [Roger Maris] the legitimate single-season home-run record holder for his hallowed 61 home runs in 1961″. With 33 home runs through his team’s first 89 games, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is on pace…

  21. Chris Davis considers Roger Maris to be the single-season home run king

    Jul 5, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Orioles Rays Baseball

    Well, this certainly kills those “he must be juicing” narratives. From the Baltimore Sports Report, who heard Chris Davis on Mike and Mike this morning: Davis, who has openly been questioned by fans and reporters about using performance enhancing drugs, told ESPN’s Mike and Mike that he still views Maris as the single-season home run king. “I do…

  22. Sportswriter basically accuses Chris Davis of using PEDs

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    I noted that fans on Twitter have come to assume Chris Davis is using steroids every time he hits a homer but now we have a well-known sportswriter — Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times — doing it too. Oh, he couches it in the “hey, maybe he’s clean, we just don’t know!” language all…

  23. Settling the Score: Wednesday’s results

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:50 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays

    Happy Fourth of July. In honor of our Great Nation’s birthday, I slept in to the insanely late hour of 7:25 AM. I know. It’s like I’m in college or something. It’s so weird to see so much of the morning gone, but there we are. How you people do this on a regular basis…

  24. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  25. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

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