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Ryan Tepera? Mix-up gives curious MVP vote to Cubs pitcher

There likely was no debate about the most surprising name on the list of players getting NL MVP votes Thursday. That was Chicago Cubs reliever and former Blue Jay Ryan Tepera. It was a mix-up, one that didn't affect the results in any way.

Atlanta's Freddie Freeman, White Sox's Jose Abreu win MVP honours

Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed "please don't take me."

Kenesaw Mountain Landis' name pulled off baseball MVP plaques after 75 years

The name of the former baseball commissioner who never had a Black player in the majors during his long reign is being pulled off all future MVP plaques after more than 75 years.

Dodgers pitcher David Price opts out of 2020 MLB season

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.

'We owe it to our fans to be better': Rob Manfred speaks following MLB restart deal

Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players' association during a pandemic.

MLB tries again with 60-game season, skewed rules

Baseball will try to play again, a skewed, 60-game schedule. Perhaps it's the perfect setup for outsiders like San Diego or Seattle to sneak into the championship chase. And let's not forget the Houston Astros, the biggest story in baseball when we last saw them.

All-star outfielder Charlie Blackmon, 2 other Rockies have coronavirus: report

All-star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

MLB appoints Kerwin Danley as 1st African-American umpire crew chief

Kerwin Danley became the first African-American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when a series of promotions, additions and retirements were announced Thursday.
World Series Game 7

Capital 'W': Nationals rally past Astros in Game 7 for franchise's 1st World Series title

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series to win the first title in franchise history.

'I'm good': Nats' Max Scherzer ready for Game 7 start

Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to start for the Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series.