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  • HBP of MLB's hottest hitter stirs benches, debate August 16, 2018
    Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.'s bid for yet another leadoff homer instantly evaporated as Marlins right-hander Jose Urena hit him with a first-pitch fastball, creating a couple of benches-clearing confrontations during the first inning of Wednesday night's game at SunTrust Park.
    Mark Bowman
  • Acuna's elbow checks out OK; he's day-to-day August 16, 2018
    The CT scan performed Wednesday night on Ronald Acuna Jr.'s left elbow was normal, the Braves said today. Acuna is day-to-day.
  • Cessa can't contain Rays in short spot start August 16, 2018
    The Yankees hold a Major League-best 47-6 record when their starter tosses at least six innings, but in place of an injured CC Sabathia, Luis Cessa was unable to provide the team the length it needed for a victory, as New York fell to Tampa Bay, 6-1, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
    Mandy Bell
  • How Edwin Diaz came to be an elite closer August 16, 2018
    Edwin Diaz has established himself as one of the most dominant closers in the game, and the Mariners saw that potential early on.
    Richard Justice
  • These 5 game-changers could decide AL East August 16, 2018
    From the epic power of Giancarlo Stanton to the impenetrable defense of Jackie Bradley Jr., there are exciting things going on in the American League East on a daily basis.
    Ian Browne
  • JBJ and what should be baseball's 'last error' August 16, 2018
    Here we are all these years later, and a guy gets an error on a play that a Major League outfielder could not have made 94 percent of the time. Maybe we can rethink this thing.
    Joe Posnanski
  • Acuna HBP sparks strong reaction around MLB August 16, 2018
    Braves rookie sensation Ronald Acuna Jr. had hit eight homers in his last eight games, including five straight with a homer and three straight with a leadoff homer. But he didn't get a chance to extend that hot streak on Wednesday after Marlins pitcher Jose Urena hit him in the elbow with a 97.5-mph fastball […]
    Daniel Kramer and Do-Hyoung Park
  • Dodgers end 5-game skid with walk-off win in 12th August 16, 2018
    Brian Dozier delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 12th inning as the Dodgers rescued their own bullpen and ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Giants on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Yasmani Grandal doubled to lead off the 12th and scored the winning run. Pedro Baez pitched two scoreless innings […]
    Doug Padilla
  • Ohtani ramps up intensity in bullpen session August 16, 2018
    Shohei Ohtani continues to ramp up the intensity of his bullpen sessions as he progresses deeper into his rehab from his right elbow injury. Ohtani threw a 33-pitch bullpen session in Anaheim on Wednesday with batters in the box.
    Maria Guardado
  • 2 = 1? Benintendi hits ball twice for single August 16, 2018
    Andrew Benintendi got jammed so thoroughly on a 3-2 sinker by Phillies lefty Aaron Loup in the seventh inning on Wednesday night that the ball managed to hit his bat twice.
    Ian Browne

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