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Second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera #3 (L) of the Washington Nationals plays in short right field while employing a defensive shift with teammates Jayson Werth (2nd L, in right field) and first baseman Adam LaRoche against Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a 4-0 Nationals win at Nationals Park on August 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Why Do Hitters Continue To Try To Beat The Shift?

It’s the offense’s move. I suspect we will not see a major reaction or response from batters this year, not as long as they stubbornly insist on making hard outs rather than trying for soft hits.

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Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers is congrtaulated by Elvis Andrus at Minute Maid Park on August 10, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

6 Times Elvis Andrus And Adrian Beltre Proved They’re Best Friends

If you didn’t know by now, Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are pretty tight. From their back-and-forth banter to fooling each other on the field, there’s no pair more fun to watch. Need proof?

08/26/2014

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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.

08/25/2014

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets watches his three run homerun to take a 5-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Mets Turn Triple Play In 11-3 Win Over Dodgers

Lucas Duda homered twice, drove in a career-high five runs and was involved in the New York Mets’ first triple play in over four seasons, allowing a grieving Bartolo Colon to breeze to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

08/24/2014

Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees celebrates his tenth inning game winning three run home run against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 24, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

McCann’s Pinch-Hit HR Lifts Yankees Over White Sox

Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Saturday to complete a three-game sweep.

08/24/2014

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (credit: Getty Images)

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Top Mets

Adrian Gonzalez had the kind of game that has enabled him to drive in 100 or more runs six times in his big league career. And he’s closing in on another one.

08/24/2014

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre stands with his plaque that will be installed in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a ceremony prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Retire Joe Torre’s No. 6

The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre’s No. 6.

08/23/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches in his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list  at Tropicana Field on August 16, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Says Elbow Feels Fine After Pitching For Batters

New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild and manager Joe Girardi were pleased with Japanese All-Star’s 35-pitch effort Saturday morning.

08/23/2014

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6 Great MLB Celebrations Involving Gatorade

No celebration is complete without a Gatorade shower.

08/22/2014

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5 Fantastic Plays By A Ballgirl

An ode to the girls who who protect and serve the foul ball line spectators.

08/22/2014

Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:

08/21/2014

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5 Epic Manager Meltdowns In Baseball

In honor of Joe Mikulik’s ridiculous rant here are five of the most epic manager meltdowns in baseball history.

08/19/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Hoping To Boost Playoff Chances During 6-Game Homestand

The Yankees finished a poor trip in strong fashion as they return home to face two fourth-place teams. The Houston Astros, however, may not be pushovers.

08/19/2014

Soon-to-be Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rob Manfred May Have An Impossible Task On His Hands

The World Series seems almost like an afterthought in national sports coverage. It takes a back seat to the NFL and even college football.

08/18/2014

Chicago Cubs v New York Mets

Castro’s Homer In 9th Lifts Cubs Over Mets 2-1

Starlin Castro hit a tie-breaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday.

08/18/2014

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