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Explaining the rise of sluggers as leadoff hitters

A brief history of leadoff hitters to win the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s MVP Award: Phil Rizzuto, 1950 American LeagueMaury Wills, 1962 National LeagueZoilo Versalles, 1965 ALPete Rose, 1973 NLRickey Henderson, 1990 ALIchiro Suzuki, 2001 ALJimmy Rollins, 2007 NL … MLB News Index

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Marlins rise up against Braves in bid for series sweep

MIAMI — Perhaps the Miami Marlins have signaled that they are not going to take it anymore. Entering Friday, the last-place Marlins had lost seven straight games to the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves. But after beating the Braves 1-0 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday, the Marlins need a win Sunday to take a series from Atlanta for the ...

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Chapman is a star on the rise for surging A's

A’s third baseman Matt Chapman was positioned toward the middle of the left side of the infield, about where the shortstop would set up in a normal alignment, in a game earlier this month. He was the only defender on that side of second base, so when Toronto’s Yangervis Solarte slapped a slow bouncer off the end of his bat ...

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Why Archer's value is on the rise right now

The Rays aren’t under any pressure to trade Chris Archer, and they say they’ll only do so if they love the return. But for several reasons, a deal involving Archer is more likely now than at any point in recent memory. Most importantly, there is strong interest in the right-hander throughout the Major Leagues. One source told MLB.com that as ...

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Reputations on the rise in Russia

​Surprise stars cropped up throughout the tournament Well-known names and unsung heroes raised their game in Russia FIFA.com looks at five players who unexpectedly took the limelight Only one team can lift the trophy. Only 23 players leave with gold around their neck. However, this does not mean they were the only winners at … FIFA.com – Latest News

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R.J. Barrett's rise to senior squad comes at perfect time for Canada

Jay Triano recalls a Canadian basketball team practice he was coaching in 2012. Steve Nash was at the opposite end of the court working with a 12-year-old boy and the scene caught Triano’s eye. The boy was R.J. Barrett. “We were just like OK, [Barrett’s] got a chance to be really good,”‘ Triano marvelled. “And sure enough, he’s just kept getting better and better and better.” Triano ...

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Deandre Ayton arrives as symbol that Phoenix Suns are on the rise

PHOENIX (AP) — Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Then came the announcement that Deandre Ayton would go to the Suns with the ...

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Top 100 Prospects update: 15 rise, 8 fall, 5 enter

Our annual midsummer overhaul of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list is still a month away. Before we get to that, we’re back with our second series of tweaks. We now have two-plus months of Minor League performance to evaluate, compared to a month when we made our first series of adjustments in early May, so we were more aggressive ...

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10 players whose trade stock is on the rise

The Manny Machado Watch continues to dominate all conversation surrounding the trade market, but as the calendar inches closer to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, a big bullpen arm moved this week — a possible sign of things to come. MLB Buzz: Catch up on the latest tra… MLB News Index

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