High Point Rockers pitching coach Frank Viola became the first person ejected from a game for arguing about a computerized strike zone.

They've been a financial windfall for NBA teams, so of course baseball will follow suit.

Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 home runs in 2017, the closest anyone has come to the 60-home-run mark since the league instituted mandatory drug testing in 2006. But both Cody Bellinger and Christian Yellich have decent shots to top it this season.


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The Nats believed in Dave Martinez even when no one else did. Including me.

Manager has justified his players’ faith and the organization’s patience. Now he can prove his mettle.

The Nationals are filling the power void by committee — and it’s working

Washington looked like a much different team once Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy left. But the Nationals have maintained their power stroke.

Austin Voth gets the job done for the Nationals in a series-opening win in Baltimore

Voth allows one run in six solid innings, and Washington takes care of business in an 8-1 win over the lowly Orioles.

The play was officially scored a fielder’s choice, which means Tony Thomas did not get credit for a productive at-bat.

Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich compare favorably to Trout this year, but Trout’s overall performance at similar ages dwarfs both of them.

Washington sent a clear message with this roster construction: Age matters. Experience does, too.

Catcher who's endured six concussions in eight years claimed he was misquoted about plans to give up the position.

“Definitely the most special thing that’s ever happened to me on a baseball field,” said starting pitcher Taylor Cole.

Baltimore was outplayed in all facets of its 16-4 loss at home against Tampa Bay.

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Gooden, who burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old phenom and won the 1985 NL Cy Young, has battled substance abuse issues for decades.

The outfielder told reporters on Thursday that he “would like to just talk further with Major League Baseball” about the play.

Players lauded the system's consistency, but said the strike zone had changed because of technology.

Only 11 pitchers have won an MVP Award since 1956, when the Cy Young Award was introduced. Could Max Scherzer become the 12th?

The independent Atlantic League will debut an electronic-assisted strike zone at its all-star game on Wednesday night.

Since 1995, the first postseason with the wild-card berth, 93 of the 144 eventual division champions (65 percent) held at least a share of the division lead at the all-star break.

Trout said they "thought it would be a good way to show some love and respect" for their former teammate, who died suddenly last week.

In this year of the home run, there are only two solo shots in the American League’s 4-3 win.

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The increase in homers is eliminating the most exciting plays in the sport, and MLB should take action to reverse the trend.

"If we make a decision to change the baseball, you’re going to hear about it,” Rob Manfred said.

Guerrero had a record-setting first round and a marathon second round, but it was the Mets slugger who emerged as the Derby winner Monday night.

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In 1990, the Atlanta Braves drafted Chipper Jones with the No. 1 overall pick, and he accomplished something no other player has done after being selected first

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LEADING OFF: Free agents Keuchel, Kimbrel can sign without compensation; MLB draft starts

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Using the search engine at Baseball-Reference.com, The Associated Press evaluated each team’s draft performance from 1996 through 2018

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A common cliche about baseball is that it’s a game of failure because the best players only get hits 30% of the time

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