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With MLB All-Star break underway, here are six observations from the first half of the 2018 season

Sunday marked the official conclusion of the first half of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. The league will pause for the next few days in order to observe the All-Star Break. With that in mind, let’s recap the first half by focusing on six of our biggest takeaways. The AL is great, but boring

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Unlikely Dodgers slugger went from out of baseball to folk hero

Dodgers third baseman and Home Run Derby participant Max Muncy tries to hit some Q&A out of the park with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: How do you assess your Home Run Derby chances? A: Probably about the same as everyone else’s. I feel pretty good about it. As long as I don’t try and go out

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Dodgers’ Muncy says he’ll practice restraint at home run derby

Max Muncy is known for his patience as well as his power. In addition to his team-leading 22 homers, the Dodgers infielder has a team-high .409 on-base percentage and 52 walks, which will make his approach during Monday night’s home run derby in Washington seem a little foreign.

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Reminder: MLB should do better with the Futures Game instead of burying it on the final day of the first half

WASHINGTON D.C. — We discussed this last year and it still applies, so let’s have the same conversation. I’m sitting here at the Futures Game in Nationals Park, watching the next generation of star baseball players on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The Futures Game kicks off the All-Star break

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Reminder: MLB should do better with the Futures Game instead of burying it on the final day of the first half

WASHINGTON D.C. — We discussed this last year and it still applies, so let’s have the same conversation. I’m sitting here at the Futures Game in Nationals Park, watching the next generation of star baseball players on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The Futures Game kicks off the All-Star break

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Joel Hanrahan back at Nationals Park as a coach

The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. For the first time since June 26, 2009, Joel Hanrahan entered the home bullpen at Nationals Park. Hanrahan spent two-and-a-half seasons with Washington, initially as a starting pitcher, th…

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Joel Hanrahan back at Nationals Park as a coach

The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. For the first time since June 26, 2009, Joel Hanrahan entered the home bullpen at Nationals Park. Hanrahan spent two-and-a-half seasons with Washington, initially as a starting pitcher, th…

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MLB: Meadows sent to the minors

With a dozen strikeouts against the Detroit Tigers, his former team, Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros moved into 26th all-time with 2,588. … Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almore Jr. was put on the family medical emergency list. … Texas Range…

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Cardinals look for spark after manager’s firing

As the Cardinals took stock of their situation a day after the firing of manager Mike Matheny, some players said they bear some responsibility for Matheny’s dismissal. Matheny was fired Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the last-place Reds. The Cardinals entered Sunday’s game one game over

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Yankees close to decision time on biggest annual dilemma

It’s less a problem and more a dilemma. And for a third straight year, it’s one the Yankees are thankful to have. Between August and December 2016, the Yankees traded outfielder Ben Gamel and relievers James Pazos and Nick Goody. Last year, it was shipping off intriguing, if not star, prospects

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MLB may be broken, but better not to fix it

WASHINGTON — It is a prudential axiom: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This reflects the awareness that things can always be made worse, and the law of unintended consequences, which is that they often are larger than and contrary to intended ones. As baseball reaches the all-star break amid

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MLB roundup: Dozier delivers walk-off slam to top Rays

Brian Dozier hit a walk-off grand slam with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a wild 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. It was the 16th homer of the season and fourt…

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Kershaw ‘in a good spot’ heading into 2nd half

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.com Follow on Twitter LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw was good on Sunday, amid the Dodgers’ series-clinching 5-3 victory over the Angels. But he wasn’t Clayton Kershaw

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A’s ride four-run fourth to 6-2 win over Giants

The Oakland Athletics strung together four consecutive singles in a four-run fourth inning Sunday afternoon that allowed them to hand the San Francisco Giants their first home series loss since April with a 6-2 win in the battle of interleague rivals i…

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Cardinals rally past Reds in Shildt’s debut for 6-4 win

Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered, and Tommy Pham had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Cincinnati Reds 6-4 at Busch Stadium on Sunday, winning in interim manager Mike Shildt’s debut. Right-hander John Gant (3-3) pitched four innings of hitless relief as the Cardinals

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After taking Giants’ series, A’s charge into break in position to add players

1 of 7 Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty, right, is congratulated by Matt Olson (28) after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants’ Reyes Moronta in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in … Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty, right, is congratulated by Matt

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