Trout Still Setting The Standard In AL Through First HalfThe following midseason awards aren't meant as predictions of who will actually win these in 2018. It's just a quick attempt to honor the players who have stood out so far.
Bauer Says Pitchers Should Be Able To Use Sticky Substances On BaseballIndians right-hander Trevor Bauer believes that the MLB should allow pitchers to use sticky substances on the baseball during games, giving them an advantage. The present rules that ban pitchers from doing so are rarely enforced, he said Wednesday.
Encarnacion, Kluber Lead Indians In Blowout Of RangersEdwin Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Wednesday.
Trevor Bauer Starts Twitter Battle After Comments About Astros PitchersCleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer ignited a Twitter battle on Tuesday when he insinuated that Astros pitchers are using sticky substances to increase their spin rates.
Back-To-Back Homers Lift Rangers Over Indians In 12th InningJoey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa homered on consecutive pitches off of Nick Goody in the 12th inning, and the Rangers beat the Indians by a score of 8-6 on Tuesday night.
Indians Survive After Rallying Past Rangers For 7-5 VictoryJeff Beliveau struck out Joey Gallo with two runners on in the ninth inning for his second career save, and the Indians held on for a 7-5 win over the Rangers on Monday night.
MLB Returns To Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico For 2 GamesPuerto Rico is about to host its most significant sporting events since Hurricane Maria dramatically ravaged the islands seven months ago. The MLB returns Tuesday to San Juan.
Shohei Ohtani Hits First MLB Homer In First Angel Stadium At-BatShohei Ohtani hit his first major league home run in his first Angel Stadium at-bat, taking a curtain call after his three-run homer on Tuesday night against the Indians.