Today's MLB betting lines

AL West leader Houston, currently riding a 4-game winning streak, is listed as a slight underdog (+114) to Justin Masterson and AL East cellar-dweller Boston. Complete list

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Cards fire scouting director amid hacking scandal

The Cardinals said Thursday that they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the federal investigation into whether the team hacked an Astros database.

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George Springer headed to the DL

The Astros OF has been placed on the 15-day DL with a broken right wrist after being hit with a 95 mph fastball Wednesday. He's hitting .264 with 13 HRs and 29 RBIs on the season.

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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Keith Law: Keuchel should be an All-Star

Dallas Keuchel is a top-10 pitcher in the AL by any metric, writes Keith Law. The left-hander is 10-3 with an ERA of 2.03 Some belong, some don't (Insider)

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Should Jose Altuve start in the All-Star Game? (1:14)
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SweetSpot TV: The All-Star starter debate (5:37)
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Web Gems: Wednesday, July 1

Does Kole Calhoun's diving catch in right-center top George Springer's diving catch in center? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco leads our nightly list of baseball power rankings.

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Altuve helps Astros sweep Royals with 6-5 win

Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of a the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday nigh

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Astros reign in battle of AL leaders

Jose Altuve (3-for-4, 2 runs) starred for Houston, who swept the Royals with a 6-5 win tonight. Both teams remain atop their respective divisions.

Kings of the AL in tight battle

The Astros and Royals -- the AL's best teams record-wise -- are heading to the 9th with Houston leading 6-5 and Kansas City coming up to bat. Follow live

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Speedy outfielder headed to Houston?

Gilberto Celestino, the No. 6 international prospect, is slender with above-average speed and arm strength. Eric Longenhagen sees him going to the Houston Astros. Top 10 international prospects (Insider)

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Daily Fantasy Live

Tristan Cockroft, Cynthia Frelund and Derek Carty will get you ready for daily fantasy baseball by offering advice and answering your questions.

Rasmus still hospitalized with infection

An infected bug bite has Astros OF Colby Rasmus and manager A.J. Hinch isn't sure Rasmus will make the team's upcoming road trip: "There's still a little bit of achiness in there and still a little bit of discomfort. I think the smart thing for us is just to let the doctors continue to monitor him and get the infection out of there."

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Tuesday's power rankings

Chris Sale and Dallas Keuchel were both awesome Tuesday night. Which one tops our nightly power rankings?

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Web Gems: Tuesday, June 30

Does Francisco Lindor's diving stop at short top George Springer's diving catch in center field? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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BBTN Minute: AL All-Star starter

Dallas Keuchel, Sonny Gray, Chris Sale, Chris Archer are among the top candidates to start for the American League at the All-Star Game.

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Keuchel, Astros shut down Royals

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 over 8 shutout innings, and George Springer hit his 13th HR, as Houston took its second straight over K.C. in the battle of the AL's top two teams. Box score

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3624th
Batting Average.24126th
On Base Percentage.30920th
Slugging Percentage.4275th
Earned Run Average3.528th
Quality Starts4312th
WHIP1.171st
BAA.2352nd

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