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07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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What You Need to Know: Sunday Morning Defending
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Daniel Rathman

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Our Long National All-Star Break Is Over
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Daniel Rathman

07-14

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What You Need to Know: Round Up The Usual Weekend Suspects
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-11

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What You Need to Know: Alcantara Can Stay
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Daniel Rathman

07-08

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What You Need to Know: Matt Adams Powers Up
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Daniel Rathman

07-07

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 7/7
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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What You Need to Know: Edwin Ends One
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's
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Daniel Rathman

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

06-26

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What You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers Again
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Daniel Rathman

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Odrisamer Despaigne's Debut
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Daniel Rathman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/23
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Daniel Rathman

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Wheeler Hooks the Fish
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Another No-No
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Roll On
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Daniel Rathman

06-16

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/16
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Daniel Rathman

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

06-11

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What You Need to Know: A Wild One at Coors
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Daniel Rathman

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

06-03

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What You Need to Know: Masterson Makes an Adjustment
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Daniel Rathman

06-02

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2
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Daniel Rathman

05-30

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What You Need to Know: Reversals of Fortune
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Daniel Rathman

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27
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Daniel Rathman

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Ray, the Rays, and the A's
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Daniel Rathman

05-21

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What You Need to Know: Chris Davis Going Deep
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Daniel Rathman

05-20

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What You Need to Know: Cincinnati Stays Alive
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Daniel Rathman

05-19

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What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat
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Daniel Rathman

05-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday's Late Lead Changes
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Daniel Rathman

05-13

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What You Need to Know: Other Than Jose Fernandez, How Was the Play?
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Daniel Rathman

05-09

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What You Need to Know: Blue Jays Blasts
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Daniel Rathman

05-08

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What You Need to Know: Mariners Making Moves
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back
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Daniel Rathman

05-06

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What You Need to Know: Tulo on a Tear
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Daniel Rathman

05-05

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/5
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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What You Need to Know: A Busy Thursday in Baseball
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Daniel Rathman

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Harang Unravels
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Daniel Rathman

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez, All Over the Field
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Daniel Rathman

04-29

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What You Need to Know: Gray Matters
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Daniel Rathman

04-28

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What You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing Month
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Daniel Rathman

04-25

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What You Need to Know: Kluber Completes a Game
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Daniel Rathman

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Pineda and Pine Tar, Part Two
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Historic Tuesday
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Daniel Rathman

04-22

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What You Need to Know: No Sale
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Daniel Rathman

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota
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Daniel Rathman

04-17

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What You Need to Know: Cueto in Control
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Daniel Rathman

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Please Send Starters
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Daniel Rathman

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June 2, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2

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The Mets and Phillies play bonus baseball, Oscar Taveras arrives, and the Red Sox go down the managerial depth chart, plus what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
Nine innings simply wasn’t enough for the Mets and Phillies this weekend, so they decided to play a whole lot of extra baseball. Fourteen innings, to be precise—and not once, but twice.


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May 30, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Reversals of Fortune

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Boston bounces back, the Blue Jays' winning streak ends, and George Springer, Zack Wheeler, and Josh Collmenter have big days, plus what to watch this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
Josh Collmenter became only the second Diamondbacks starting pitcher to face the minimum in a complete game last night, but he didn’t do it Randy Johnson-style. The lefty notched a perfect game for the Snakes in 2004. Collmenter’s gem was a three-hitter.


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May 27, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27

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Daniel Rathman

The Sox end a streak, Bckett throws a no-no, and Springer explodes, plus much more from the weekend and what to watch today.

The Memorial Day Weekend Takeaway
If you’re going to compile a 10-game losing streak, you’ll need to find some innovative ways to give away games. Like, say, batting around and scoring five runs in the first inning against David Price, then getting shut out for 14 offensive frames before going down with a series of defensive misadventures:


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May 23, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Ray, the Rays, and the A's

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Robbie Ray has a rude awakening, the Rays and A's battle, and Chris Sale returns, plus what to watch this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
After holding the Astros to one run in 5 1/3 innings in his major-league debut and then keeping the Twins off the scoreboard for six frames in his second start, Robbie Ray might have come under the illusion that pitching in the big leagues is easy. If he did, the Rangers smacked the southpaw right out of it on Thursday afternoon.


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May 21, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Chris Davis Going Deep

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Daniel Rathman

Last year's HR leader wakes up from his slumber, Masahiro Tanaka loses a game, and more from Tuesday, plus what to watch on Wednesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Chris Davis slugged three home runs in his first three games of the 2013 season—one in each of them—and then upped his total to four by going yard again the next day. That set the stage for his league-leading 53-homer campaign, which established the 28-year-old as one of the most feared hitters in the American League.


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May 20, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Cincinnati Stays Alive

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The Reds tread water while waiting for injured players to return, the Brewers have a bullpen, problem, and Jason Vargas regresses, plus what to watch today.

The Defensive Play(s) of the Day
Last night’s best fielding efforts feed right into the Takeaway, so this segment moves to the top of the column.


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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat

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Justin Morneau goes deep again, plus news about Clayton Kershaw, Prince Fielder, and Cole Hamels, and what to watch today.

The Weekend Takeaway
Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado have garnered most of the press surrounding the Rockies’ torrid start—and deservedly so, considering the shortstop’s otherworldly numbers and the third baseman’s league-best 28-game hitting streak and highlight-reel defense at the hot corner. But another member of Colorado’s infield was the man of the hour on Sunday, and he’s been flying under the radar all season.


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May 14, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Tuesday's Late Lead Changes

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Daniel Rathman

Excitement in Cincy, Seattle, and Baltimore, plus what to watch on Wednesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Between the opening of Great American Ball Park in 2003 and the first pitch of Tuesday’s contest with the Padres in town, only twice had a team won a game at the bandbox despite logging three or fewer hits. Both times, that team was the host Reds—once in 2004 and once in 2005.


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The other events around baseball on the day the news about the Marlins ace's injury broke, plus what to watch today.

The Monday Takeaway
With two away in the top of the ninth inning of game one of four between the Cubs and Cardinals, Mike Matheny put infielder Daniel Descalso on the mound. By then, the Cubs had scored 17 runs on 20 hits. The game was long over.


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May 9, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Blue Jays Blasts

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Toronto's offensive onslaught continues, the Marlins win again, and more action from Thursday, plus what to watch this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
It’s no secret that the Rockies lead the league in hitting and home runs. But after lighting up the Rogers Centre last night, the Blue Jays—who’ve played two fewer games than the Rockies—are right on their tails.


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May 8, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Mariners Making Moves

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Seattle takes three of four from Oakland, plus more takeaways from a busy Wednesday and tips on what to watch today.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Tuesday’s theme was many happy returns. Wednesday’s, at least in the doubleheader between the Mariners and Athletics, was overcoming adversity.


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May 7, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back

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The Dodgers' disabled list loses the best pitcher in baseball.

The Tuesday Takeaway
He’s back.


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