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LEADING OFF: Votto can match HR mark, Tatis hurt again

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:. Joey Votto has homered in seven straight games and the Cincinnati Reds slugger can match a major league record by going deep against the New York Mets. Votto connected for a solo shot off Mets reliever Drew Smith during Cincinnati's 6-2...
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Javier Baez likely to make Mets debut vs. Reds

In announcing the Friday afternoon acquisition of Javier Baez, New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott lauded Baez's ability to bring "a ton of energy to our team." The Mets' need for that energy increased even before Baez arrived in New York. Baez is expected to make his Mets...
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The 8 MLB Teams That Blew It at the Trade Deadline

Former Washington National Max ScherzerNick Wass/Associated Press. If you thought the Thursday night megadeal in which the Washington Nationals shipped Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers was going to be the end of the stakes-raising at the MLB trade deadline, goodness were you mistaken. Dozens of...
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Giants to debut Kris Bryant against Astros after trade

The host San Francisco Giants hope newcomer Kris Bryant can help change the franchise's fortunes against Houston Astros right-hander Zack Greinke when the division leaders meet for a second time in their three-game interleague series on Saturday afternoon. In a matchup of the top team in the American League West...
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MLB roundup: Joey Votto homers for 7th game in row

2021-07-31 08:47:46 GMT+00:00 - Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game and Jonathan India went deep twice as the visiting Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-2 Friday night. Votto moved within one of the major league record for consecutive games with a homer. Dale Long did it...
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Celebrating Illini sports with Bret Bielema, Andre Curbelo, Omar Payne

I had the unique opportunity to partake in a meet-and-greet with fellow Illini on July 25. We’re less than a month away from kicking off the 2021-2022 football season, which also means that the countdown has officially begun for men’s basketball as well. As the sports seasons draw closer, Illinois Athletics decided to welcome fans and alumni for a celebration of a new era and a chance to meet some of their favorite athletes and coaches.

Morning Briefing: Brandon Nimmo Feels “Pinch” In Hamstring

Brandon Nimmo suffered an injury on Friday, albeit this seems less serious than previous injuries to Met hitters. The outfielder felt a small “pinch,” as Luis Rojas described it, in his hamstring during a diving catch and is now considered day-to-day, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Now onto the...

Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are set to host the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night in the nation’s capital. The Nationals got the best of the Cubbies on Friday night, defeating them by a score of 4-3. Chicago nearly came back from down 4-1 thanks to two runs in the 8th inning, but Kyle Finnegan didn’t allow a single hit or walk in the 9th, and Washington held on.