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Brewers Catcher Tears the Cover off the Ball! 0


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There's an old saying in baseball that a player hit the ball so hard he tore the cover off of it. You very rarely ever see it happen — except maybe in home run celebration cartoons. But on Friday, in a game between the Brewers and the Pirates, the cover was actually ripped off the ball!

It happened in the sixth inning. Milwaukee's backup catcher Martín Maldonado was a the plate and hit a pretty routine ground ball to third. Except that as the ball bounced to third baseman Pedro Alvarez, it had a portion of its covering trailing behind it:
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Andrew McCutchen: Steel City Hero 0


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Talk to any Pittsburgh Pirates fan about this upcoming season, and they will tell you: Excitement is in the air.
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Outfielder Curtis Granderson on Hats and Playing for the Mets 0


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Heading into the 2014 season, the New York Mets set a lofty goal: 90 wins. The Mets haven’t had a 90-win season since 2006, which was also the last time they made the postseason. To reach that milestone in 2014, the Amazins’ are counting on new centerfielder Curtis Granderson.

Granderson spent the last four seasons with the Yankees after breaking into the bigs with the Tigers in 2004. On one hand, the move from the Bronx to Queens is an easy one: Granderson gets to stay in New York while playing for a new team. But it’s also going to be tough. It's his first time in the National League, and the Mets have struggled the past five seasons to find any sense of on-field identity. A lot has to come together for the Mets to hit 90 wins this season – and Granderson is ready to contribute. (But he might be headed to the DL: Granderson left yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks with injuries to his knee, rib cage, and forearm.)

Granderson stopped by the Lids store in Times Square recently to talk about New Era’s “Home of the Authentic” campaign. SI Kids caught up with Granderson — a Sports Illustrated Kids reader from way back! — at the event to talk about hats, the differences between playing at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, and how the Mets can reach their 90-win goal this season.
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Crazy Game of the Week: Reds and Pirates Hit 10 HRs Before Rain Suspends Play 0


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The Reds and Pirates opened up a three-game series last night in Cincinnati with their own personal home run derby. The teams combined for 10 dingers, the most ever hit in one game at Great American Ball Park and the most in an MLB game since 2006. (The Pirates hit three back-to-back jacks.)

But here's the thing: The game hasn't ended. It rained all night, and at the end of the 6th inning officials suspended the game with the score tied, 7-7. It'll be picked up at the top of the 7th at 5:30 p.m. today. So the Reds and Pirates could add even more homers to the box score.

The season's still young, but this is easily the craziest game of the 2014 campaign. Get ready for the final innings by watching all 10 home runs:
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Ace Pitchers Break Out the Lumber 0


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It was a big weekend for pitchers who stepped into the batter's box. Well, for two pitchers, anyway. And for very different reasons.

The first big bottom-of-the-order hit came in San Francisco. On Friday night, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner stepped to the plate in the 4th inning with two outs and the bases loaded. On the first pitch he saw from Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, Bumgarner jacked a grand slam (and his third career home run) deep over the left field wall:
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MLB Preview 2014: National League Scouting Report 1


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The 2014 Major League Baseball season is underway — and we have everything you need to know! Jump into all the action with our in-depth write-ups and bold predictions for all 30 MLB teams.

Today we look at the National League. (Yesterday we focused on the American League.) Click the links below to check out scouting reports on each division!
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MLB Preview 2014: American League Scouting Report 0


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The 2014 Major League Baseball season is underway — and we have everything you need to know! Jump into all the action with our in-depth write-ups and bold predictions for all 30 MLB teams.

First up: the American League. Click the links below to check out scouting reports on each division. And come back tomorrow for our look at the National League!
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