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Dodgers Add Manny Machado With Eye on Another World Series Run

Two months ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers were a wreck at 10 games under .500 and ravaged by injuries. On Friday, they will start the second half of the season in first place in the National League West, with...

The Oakland A’s Are Crashing the Playoff Race Again

“A lot of guys don’t want to come to Oakland,” said Melvin, a Bay Area native. “We give free-agent offers, and they don’t want to come to Oakland. Khris Davis wants to be in Oakland; Jed Lowrie wants to...

After All-Star Game, Josh Hader Apologizes for Racist and Homophobic Twitter Posts

WASHINGTON — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader, who pitched in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, apologized later for racist and homophobic posts on his Twitter account in 2011 that had surfaced during the game.“I was 17 years old, and...

Alex Bregman’s Homer Caps an All-Star Slugfest

With Machado apparently on his way out of the A.L. East, the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have one less superstar to solve. Both teams are rolling now: The Red Sox on pace for 112 wins, the Yankees...

Aaron Judge — Huge Talent, Phenomenal Trade Bait

Brian Cashman likes to portray himself as fearless, as a willing servant to whatever it takes to win a 28th World Series for the Yankees. He has not been afraid to bid adieu to a successful manager, as he...

The Curious Case of Bryce Harper’s .214 Batting Average

Naturally, Boras does not expect Harper’s average to affect the value of his next contract. Boras believes baseball should mandate that two infielders play on each side of second base, to prevent the drastic infield shifts that have become...

The Nationals, Phillies, Red Sox and Others Are Defying Expectations

When the baseball season began, there were those who expected it to be fairly predictable. Five of the six divisions seemed to have comfortable favorites: the Indians, Astros, Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers. The lone hope for something competitive was...

Ex-Met Helps Nationals Clobber His Old Team

Dave Martinez picked the right moment for Daniel Murphy.Martinez, the first-year manager of the Washington Nationals, is hoping for more big plays for his team in the final part of the season.Murphy drove in two runs against his former...

Aaron Boone Teaches the Yankees Accountability by Saying Sorry

CLEVELAND — As Aaron Boone sat in the visitors’ dugout Sunday morning, he did the things a manager does: He revealed his starting rotation for the coming games, allowed that he keeps an eye on the rival Red Sox...

The Rules of the Baseball Press Box

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times.Every baseball writer knows the first rule of our work space: No cheering in the press box. It was even the title...

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