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PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 23: Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates slides safely into home plate past Kevin Plawecki #22 of the New York Mets in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Burnett #34 during the game at PNC Park on May 23, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Burnett Sparkles As Pirates Hand Mets, Harvey 8-2 Loss

A.J. Burnett threw seven effective innings to win his fourth straight start and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed New York Mets ace Matt Harvey the worst loss of his career in an 8-2 victory Saturday.

05/23/2015

on May 23, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Rangers Ride 10-Run 3rd Inning In 15-4 Rout Of Yankees

Shoo and Prince Fielder each had two hits in the third. Fielder finished with three RBIs and hit his third homer in a two games.

05/23/2015

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Are Injured Veterans Worth The Risk In Fantasy Baseball?

Everyone likes to grab the hot rookies in fantasy baseball, but the truth is, only a few of them really stay productive over the course of the full season. Sometimes, investing in the veteran coming off the disabled list is a good idea, if you’re willing to risk the possibility of more injury later on.

05/23/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 18th-May 22nd

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

05/22/2015

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How Much Does The First Month Of The MLB Season Matter?

Does first place really matter in May? Does last place? We broke down 20 years of baseball history to find out.

05/19/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Can Cabrera Be The New Home Run King?

Let the comparisons begin. Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th home run over the weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals.

05/19/2015

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Always Be Looking For High Performers At Thin Fantasy Positions

Catcher and the three infield positions are often the most difficult to find good players on your fantasy teams, because the talent pool is so shallow. If you don’t grab a stud at those positions early in your draft, you may get stuck with a revolving door of middling players all season long.

05/16/2015

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MLB 5 Best And Worst Surprises From First Month

One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?

05/13/2015

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This Week In Baseball: 154 Games Nice Thought, Won’t Happen

Saying that the MLB season is too long, is the same as saying the Pro Bowl is stupid. It’s a widely held belief and opinion that, in the end, it doesn’t mean much and won’t change anything.

05/12/2015

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants watches batting practice before the spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Barry Bonds Preparing Grievance Against MLB; Lawsuit Next?

The all-time home runs leader “is working now on a grievance” with the players’ union accusing MLB of colluding to keep him off the field, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

05/12/2015

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 10: Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the second inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Colon Becomes First 6-Game Winner As Mets Beat Phillies

The right-hander, who turns 42 this month, gave up four runs and eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks in six-plus innings.

05/11/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 10, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pineda Strikes Out 16 In Yankees’ Win Over Orioles

Throwing nice and easy with pink sleeves peeking out from under his pinstriped jersey on Mother’s Day, Pineda overpowered an Orioles team that went bust in its week in the Big Apple.

05/11/2015

during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 9, 2015 in New York City.

Davis, Paredes, Chen Help Orioles Top Yanks 6-2 To Snap Skid

Chris Davis hit one of Baltimore’s three home runs, Wei-Yin Chen won for the first time this season and the Orioles snapped a four-game slide Saturday with a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees.

05/09/2015

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Stable Veterans Flying Under The Radar Can Help Your Fantasy Baseball Team

A lot of fantasy baseball owners like to grab a rookie early and wait for him to pan out on the field. That can take all season, though. Sometimes, it’s best to grab the non-flashy veterans with the steady statistics instead, because at least they’re playing every day—and playing at a level you can rely on to win your league.

05/09/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 4th-May 8th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

05/08/2015

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