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  1. Holliday clutch even when numbers down

    Mark Simon

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday's performance may have declined a bit this season, but you can still count on him for a high second-half RBI output. A day after driving in five runs in a win over the Chicago Cubs, Holliday had four RB...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  2. Alex Gordon for MVP?

    Mark Simon

    The Kansas City Royals have an MVP candidate, albeit one without the super-flashy numbers. And now he has a signature hit, the kind that make differences in close races for division titles, like the one the Royals are locked in right now. Gordon...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. A day in the life of the shift

    Scott Spratt and Mark Simon

    At around 8:16 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, Cleveland Indians slugger Carlos Santana hit a ground ball in the first inning that looked like it would be a base hit into a vacant spot in short right field. But out of nowhere, Minnesota Twins second basema...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. LaRoche finally gets biggest type of hit

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has been getting big hits all month. On Monday, he got the one big hit that had eluded him throughout his career. The Nationals won another kooky thriller by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on LaRoc...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Roberts gets rewarded for hitting it hard

    Mark Simon

    Brian Roberts may have been due for a day like this. Brian Roberts #14 2B New York Yankees 2014 STATS GM74 HR4 RBI18 R33 OBP.318 AVG.248 Though Roberts entered Friday's game with the Minnesota Twins hitting only .237, he also en...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  6. The Jeet Sheet: Career vs. Twins

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Julie JacobsonDerek Jeter's playoff home run was one of many hits he had against the Twins All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Next up on the list is the Minnesota Twins, aga...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. Kinsler leads the Tigers in many ways

    Mark Simon

    Ian Kinsler has been a pretty good get for the Detroit Tigers. KinslerKinsler had the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers rallied to beat the Houston Astros on Saturday. The Tigers are loaded with star power between Miguel Cab...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  8. Notes on D: Do NL teams play better D?

    Mark Simon

    Take a look at the list on the right and a pattern emerges. Of the top 11 teams in Defensive Runs Saved this season, 10 are from the National League. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the only AL team in the bunch. The next-highest AL team ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  9. Defensive player of month: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. New York Mets rookie outfielder Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Defensive Player of the Month award for August. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  10. One Mo Time: Rivera vs. Twins

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekMariano acknowledges the crowd after getting his record-breaking 602nd career save in a win over the Twins on September 19, 2011.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against team...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  11. Different problems for Cy Young winners

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    AP PhotoThe 2012 Cy Young winners, David Price (left) and R.A. Dickey, are a combined 3-8 with a 5.82 ERA.Last season's Cy Young winners, David Price and R.A. Dickey, are scheduled to start Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. Will Trout, Braves OF win Gold in 2012?

    Mark Simon

    The baseball season is over, but the baseball awards season begins Tuesday night. Rawlings will name its Gold Glove Award winners today at 9:30 pm ET on ESPN2. What are some of the storylines we'll be following this year? Reel in a Trout? T...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  13. Granderson looks away, likes what he sees

    Mark Simon

    Curtis Granderson has had an up-and-down season, but now it's one that puts him in an elite group. In the New York Yankees win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Granderson became the sixth player in Yankees history with multiple 40-homer seasons...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  14. Standing tall for Marlins, Mets, others

    Jason McCallum and Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    As we enter the third month of the season, here are some notes on the current major-league baseball standings that struck us as interesting: • There are 19 teams with a .500 or better record right now. That sounds more impressive than i...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  15. Matthew Berry lists fantasy baseball statistics, sleepers and bes...

    Matthew Berry

    Matthew Berry opens the 2012 season with his traditional 10 lists of 10, including more loves, more stats to know and, of course, the best (printable) fantasy baseball team names as suggested by readers.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  16. Tough act to follow for Cardinals-Rangers

    Mark Simon

    Focus on Sport/Getty Images Ray Knight celebrates after scoring the game-winning run in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Knight also hit a game-winning home run in Game 7 to help give the Mets their second World Series title. The St. Louis Cardin...

    Blog | October 28, 2011