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The small adjustment that turned Rays lefty Blake Snell into an All-Star

WASHINGTON — One of the most egregious All-Star snubs in recent memory turned out to not be a snub at all. Rays southpaw Blake Snell, who led the American League in ERA on the day the All-Star rosters were announced, was named to the All-Star team as a replacement last week. Thank goodness for that. He deserved it. Snell this ...

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The 2018 Home Run Derby is Bryce Harper's crowning achievement in D.C.

With 80 seconds left on the clock in Monday night’s Home Run Derby and a seemingly insurmountable gulf separating him from Kyle Schwarber‘s gaudy final round tally of 18 homers, Bryce Harper – physically spent and presumably frustrated with his old man’s erratic arm – needed a breather. Moments earlier, “Don’t Stop Believin'” had blared over the PA system at ...

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The new front-runner for Machado?

When it comes to the fluid trade market for Manny Machado, momentum has been shifting daily — even hourly. Keep it here to stay up to date. • The latest report as of Tuesday morning has the Los Angeles Dodgers as the “leading contender” for the Baltimore Orioles’ star shortstop, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman in a story ...

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Report: McLemore traded back to Sacramento, Temple heads to Memphis

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Sacramento Kings have re-acquired swingman Ben McLemore and prospect big man Deyonta Davis in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Garrett Temple, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. More to come. Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. … NBA | theScore

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Which league holds the All-Star advantage?

If the annual Midsummer Classic allows us to do anything, it’s to argue about which league we think is better. For years, the answer has pretty clearly been, “the American League,” for some pretty obvious reasons. The AL has held the edge in Interleague Play in each of the last 14 seasons. They’ve won the last five All-Star Games and ...

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