Who were unanimous picks as All-Star starters? Who were the hardest omissions? Our experts make their selections for the 2019 Midsummer Classic.
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Going into the season, it seemed as if Ronald Acuña Jr. would be an easy choice as baseball's brightest young star. Has a monster year from a West Coast slugger kept the Atlanta outfielder from the top spot?
Dodgers catcher Russell Martin pitched a scoreless eighth inning Wednesday night, hitting 90 mph on the radar gun and even recording a strikeout, but the Diamondbacks won 8-2.
Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger has been nursing a sore knee, according to manager Dave Roberts, and was pulled early from Wednesday's game at Arizona. Bellinger is expected to play Thursday in Colorado.
Eduardo Escobar's three-run home gave Arizona a four-run lead before Los Angeles recorded an out, and the Diamondbacks cruised to an 8-2 victory over the National League West-leading Dodgers on Wednesday.
Players such as Eric Thames weren't expected to have the big roles they've taken on. Who's that guy on your team?
The record is elite at the halfway mark, but the questions will remain until October. Just how good is this L.A. team after consecutive World Series appearances?
Enrique Hernandez hit his sixth career leadoff home run, Justin Turner added a solo shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Tuesday night.
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the ongoing dysfunction in the Mets clubhouse, the Jordan Hicks injury and fans rushing the field (12:36). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (45:15).
Baseball has a new process for deciding who will start next month in Cleveland. While the finalists sweat it out, we examine the candidates at each position.
As MLB teams play their 81st game of 2019, here's what we've seen so far and where things are headed from here.
David Peralta hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for an 8-5 win over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
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"I'm glad to see they're taking a positive step — finally, they've admitted there's a problem, after ignoring it," Erwin Goldbloom said Mon., after team president Stan Kasten told the OC Register the Dodgers plan to extend safety netting. Goldbloom, whose wife Linda died in August after a foul ball struck her in the head, told ESPN's Outside the Lines he suggests raising netting behind home plate, where he and his wife were in the loge. "You never think it's going to happen to you," said Goldbloom, "but having sat there for years, I know that's a hot spot." As OTL reported in March, Goldbloom declined a possible moment of silence for his wife, saying, "We don't need their sympathy. We want action."
The netting at Dodger Stadium will likely be extended at some point during this season after another fan was hit Sunday by a foul ball.
Some of the game's most famous franchises are back in the mix to take over as MLB's top team.
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis, the Mets' continued issues and the sinking Phillies (17:10). Plus, an interview with Angels IF Tommy La Stella (34:18) and a "Uni Quiz" with Todd Radom (36:37).
Will Smith followed fellow rookies Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo to cap a weekend of walk-off homers in L.A., showing the Dodgers' depth knows no bounds.
Hours after being called up from the minors, Will Smith connected for a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Sunday.
For the third straight game, a rookie produced a walk-off victory for the Dodgers against the Rockies. This time, it was catcher Will Smith, who blasted a pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 6-3 win Sunday.
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How do you send a ballpark into a wild frenzy on a Sunday afternoon? With a third straight walk-off home run. Will Smith was the latest Dodgers hero, blasting a pinch-hit three-run shot in the ninth to beat the Rockies -- following Alex Verdugo on Saturday and Matt Beaty on Friday. All three are rookies, making the Dodgers the first team with three straight walk-off home runs from rookies (in fact, they were already the first team with two).