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Will the Houston Astros be able to do it again? Las Vegas sportsbooks say it's a good bet, even though history begs to differ. (Image: Tim Bradbury/Getty)

World Series Odds: Houston Astros Favorite to Repeat

October postseason baseball has arrived. The Houston Astros are currently 4/1 co-favorites to repeat as World Series champions, but will have to become the first team in 19 seasons to win consecutive titles if they intend to deliver for World Series bettors. According to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Astros […]

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo celebrates the dinger against Milwaukee that helped keep Chicago's postseason dreams alive. (Image: Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI)

NL Wild Card Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs

The Colorado Rockies face the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card. It took two tie-breaker games to determine the division winners in the NL Central and NL West, with the losers of both games now facing each other in a single-elimination playoff game. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook […]

Rookie Yankee infielder Gleyber Torres. 21, did the honor of smashing historic home run 265 at Fenway Park on Friday. (Image: Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)

New York Yankees Break Single-Season Home Run Record (Video)

The Bronx Bombers lived up to their moniker. On the penultimate day of the regular season, the New York Yankees hit their 265th home run to break a major league baseball record for most home runs in a season. The 1997 Seattle Mariners previously held the record for 21 years […]

Bryce Harper reached 100 RBI for the first time in his seven years in Major League Baseball. (Image: Getty)

Washingtons Bryce Harper Reaches 100 RBI, Ups Free Agent Stock

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper reached a milestone for the first time Monday night, and it might improve his bargaining power when he becomes a free agent at the end of the year. The Las Vegas resident achieved his 100th RBI for the first time in his seven-year career. The […]

Shohei Ohtani Hits Two Home Runs Hours After Tommy John Surgery Recommendation

On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels announced that team doctors had recommended Tommy John surgery for two-way star Shohei Ohtani, a procedure that would likely keep him off the mound until 2020. Apparently, the damage to Ohtanis ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) hasnt impacted his swing. Ohtani responded to the […]

Shohei Ohtani has reached another rare milestone, and appears his elbow strain is healed. (Image: LA Times)

Shohei Ohtani Arming Himself with Full Plate of Accolades

Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani notched another milestone, but might have suffered an injury in achieving it. The Japanese phenom joined Babe Ruth as the only players to pitch 50 innings and hit 15 home runs in a season. The two marks come 99 years apart, with Ruth […]

Boston Red Sox Take Over Top Spot as World Series Favorites

The Boston Red Sox have been the dominant team in baseball the last two months and are finally being rewarded for their play. Oddsmakers have dropped their World Series odds from a high of 11/1 to 3/1, the lowest of any team in the league — and putting them ahead […]

The Chicago Cubs acquired Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals in exchange for a minor leaguer and future considerations. (Image: Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Daniel Murphy Traded to Chicago Cubs as Washington Nationals Give Up on 2018

The Washington Nationals have signaled that they arent looking to compete down the stretch this season, as they traded away star second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. The Cubs sent minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio back to Washington in the deal. The Nationals will also receive […]

Ryan Selveggi (right) of Post Oak, Texas celebrates after scoring a run following a wild pitch from Coventry, Rhode Island pitcher Tommy Turner (left) in a pool play game at the Little League World Series on Thursday. (Image: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Little League World Series Proves You Really Can Bet on Anything

Every August, the nations eyes turn to the Little League World Series, a competition that pits 12-year-old boys (and sometimes girls) against each other on national television in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But while most viewers marvel at the purity of the competition or question whether its ethical to put pre-teen athletes […]

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitching has been dreadful lately, as the bullpen gave up five consecutive saves. (Image: AP)

Slumping Los Angeles Dodgers Try to Keep Players Off Disabled List

In the dog days of summer, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting bit hard by injuries, and it shows as the team continues to melt down. August has been especially difficult, as the team is 6-8 the last two weeks. The biggest blow has been to the bullpen. Closer Kenley […]

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is in stable condition as he recovers from what was a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. (Image: Tony Dejak/AP)

Cleveland Indians Outfielder Leonys Martin Battling Life-Threatening Bacterial Infection

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is in stable condition while battling a life-threatening bacterial infection that attacked his internal organs. On Monday, Indians president Chris Antonetti addressed the team, saying that Martin had been at the Cleveland Clinic for nearly a week receiving treatment for the infection. Martin Improving After […]