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  1. 5 stats to know: Dodgers at Cardinals

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Shelby Miller's fastball is a strikeout weapon and he'll use it against the Dodgers tonight. The Los Angeles Dodgers had their franchise-record 15-game road win streak snapped on Tuesday. Tonight, the Dodgers will loo...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  2. CC Sabathia can stop skid with his slider

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    The New York Yankees had a 10-game lead in the American League East entering play on July 19. On Friday, the Yankees will arrive at Progressive Field in Cleveland with a two and-a-half-game division lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. It's the Yankees ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  3. AL East features pivotal matchups

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    The battle in the AL East is closer than ever with all five teams separated by just three games. Each team is at least two games over .500 and no team has a negative run differential. That's impressive, considering that according to Elias, the last t...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  4. For Stanton in May, ball exits stage left

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    ESPN Stats & InformationAfter recording just five extra-base hits in April, Giancarlo Stanton has nine doubles and 11 home runs in May.The Miami Marlins scored three runs in the sixth inning, sparked by a two-run homer by Giancarlo Stanton, to beat t...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  5. Pujols in New York: Location matters

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Pitch locations for the outs made by Albert Pujols against Hiroki Kuroda. Click here to create your own Pujols heat maps Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels make their first trip of the season to the Bronx this weekend, opening a three-game se...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  6. Tough to score on Pettitte

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Andy Pettitte turned 38 two weeks ago but is still somehow defying Father Time, off to arguably the finest start of his 16-season major-league career. His 2.48 ERA and 9-2 record are both the best marks of his career through 14 starts, and he appears...

    Blog | June 27, 2010
  7. Why Cano has become so dangerous

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Robinson Cano has put up some incredible numbers this season, with a .367 batting average that leads all major-league players. He has hit regardless of location (.379 on the road, .355 at home), pitcher-handedness (.399 vs RHP, .309 vs LHP), month (....

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  8. Garcia following in Valenzuela's footsteps?

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Nearly 30 years ago, a rookie southpaw from Mexico dazzled fans in Los Angeles, allowing one run or fewer in seven of his first 10 starts, while posting a 1.24 ERA. This year, a similar story is being played out in St. Louis, as another rookie southp...

    Blog | June 06, 2010
  9. What's happened to old "King Cole?"

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Cole Hamels was the toast of the town in Philadelphia just two years ago, after his dazzling performance during the 2008 playoffs, when he went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five starts and led the team to their second World Series title in franchise histor...

    Blog | May 16, 2010
  10. Burnett bad in Beantown

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    For most Yankees fans, the burning question before each A.J. Burnett start is: Will the good or bad A.J. show up today? When he's stepped on the mound at Fenway Park in pinstripes, it's been the bad -- actually the REALLY REALLY bad -- A.J. He has ma...

    Blog | May 09, 2010
  11. Miguel Cabrera thriving with two strikes

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Miguel Cabrera is one of the great hitters in the game, with a .312 career batting average that ranks in the top 10 among active players. But unlike most guys that hit for a high average, Cabrera is prone to striking out - a lot. In fact, since debut...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  12. Howard limiting his whiffs

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Ryan Howard has never struck out 200 times in a season. OK, he has reached 199 punchouts twice, but we're trying to focus on the positives here. Howard actually has more to brag about than simply avoiding the big 200. After whiffing 199 times for th...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  13. Rasmus showing better discipline

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Colby Rasmus got off to a flying start this season - literally - with a home run-saving catch on Opening Day that invoked memories of a similar over-the-wall grab by Jim Edmonds in July 2004 vs the Cincinnati Reds. It is one of many highlights that ...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  14. One2Watch4: Angels IF Erick Aybar

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Erick Aybar is on the move... After hitting primarily in the second and ninth spot in the order last season, Aybar is slated to replace Chone Figgins at the top of the lineup - which makes him One2Watch4 in 2010. So what can Halos fans expect from A...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  15. One2Watch4: Reds OF Jay Bruce

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jay Bruce knows how to make a good first impression. He had one of the most memorable MLB debuts in late May of 2008, going 15-26 with three home runs in his first week as a major league player. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was the first ...

    Blog | March 20, 2010