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Are you a baseball fan looking for a quick, easy way to catch up on all the scores and stories from the night before? To hear the craziest stat from every team? To learn which player dominated the day? To find out who tied Boots Poffenberger’s 90-year-old hit-by-pitch record?’s Morning Lineup podcast will be coming to you five days a week – Monday through Friday – all in under 10 minutes. A rotating group of hosts will get you up to date on everything you need to know first thing in the A.M., so you can move on with your day, watch more baseball, and then (hopefully) listen to our podcast again the next morning. We can’t wait to meet you all there!

26 Episodes
Seven no-hit innings with 11 K’s. The spectacular has almost become routine for Pirates rookie Paul Skenes. Which begs the question – should Skenes start Tuesday’s All-Star Game? Also, the Phils rolled to their first sweep of the Dodgers since 2011. On today’s episode … ACT 1: THE BIG STORIES (0:32-6:58) Pirates fireballer Paul Skenes exited after 99 pitches, joining Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in AL/NL history to have multiple starts of six or more innings with 11 or more strikeouts and zero hits allowed in the same season. Not bad for a 22-year-old. In Philly, the hosts put another loss on the Dodgers to secure their first sweep of LA at home since 2008 – outscoring them 19-5 in the process – and the Mets improved to 7-4 in July with a sweep of the Nationals. ACT 2: WHIPAROUND (6:58-7:57) Elsewhere around the Majors, the Mariners rolled past the Angels, 11-0, Cy Young hopeful Tanner Houck lowered his ERA to 2.54 with six shutout innings against the A’s, and Riley Greene had three hits and three RBIs as the Tigers crushed the Guardians, 10-1. ACT 3: LOOKING AHEAD (7:57-9:06) Tonight, the top two teams in the AL East open a big showdown in Baltimore as the Orioles take on Gerrit Cole and the Yankees, who are just 0-7-1 in their last eight series. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Home Run Derby bracket is set after Dodgers slugger Teoscar Hernández joined the field, Brooks Lee earned major bragging rights by homering off Drew Thorpe, and Shota Imanaga was brilliant in his final start before the All-Star Game. On today’s episode:  Act I: THE BIG STORIES: (0:26-5:53) Now that the Home Run Derby field is finalized, who should be considered the favorite? Speaking of the long ball, Twins rookie Brooks Lee crushed his second career homer on Wednesday and it'll be just as memorable for him as his first, coming off his former Cal Poly roommate Drew Thorpe. Are they still best friends after that? Plus, Shota Imanaga showed yet again why he's headed to the All-Star Game, tossing six shutout innings against MLB's best offense in Baltimore. Act II: WHIPAROUND: (5:53-7:15) Michael Kopech threw the White Sox's first immaculate inning in 101 years while closing out a win over the Twins. The Royals swept an I-70 series doubleheader in St. Louis. For the second time this season, Nick Pivetta struck out eight straight batters in an outing, tying Roger Clemens and his own record for the most in Red Sox history. Framber Valdez had a season-high 10 strikeouts in the Astros' win over the Marlins. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD: (7:15-8:20) Paul Skenes will face the first-place Brewers in his final outing before the All-Star Game. If he fares well, he'll strengthen his case to start the Midsummer Classic. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Trea Turner's grand slam led the Phillies past the Dodgers in the first clash between the NL's best teams, Reds rookie Rece Hinds is hitting at a historic pace to begin his career, and the Yankees’ summer swoon continued in Tampa Bay.   On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:54-2:51): Remember when the Dodgers let Trea Turner walk after the 2022 season? He seems to take it personally. The former Dodger hit a grand slam and singled twice in the Phillies' 10-1 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday. Turner is now 12-for-29 with two homers and seven runs scored in seven games against the Dodgers since joining the Phillies. Speaking of hot hitting, Reds rookie Rece Hinds finished a single shy of the cycle in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, making him the first player since at least 1901 with five extra-base hits in his first two games. Hinds has put on quite the display of power, hitting a 449-foot homer in his debut Monday and a 458-foot shot for an encore on Tuesday. Over in the AL East, the Yankees dropped the series opener against the Rays, falling to 5-15 in their last 20 games. Where do they go from here?   Act II: WHIPAROUND (2:51-4:52): Chris Sale recorded his MLB-leading 12th win with a strong outing against the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings while striking out nine. The red-hot Rangers have run their winning streak to a season-high five games, using a late homer from Adolis García to beat the Angels in Anaheim.   Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (4:54-6:56): After a rainout Tuesday, the Show-Me Series -- the battle between Missouri's two MLB teams -- begins Wednesday when the Royals visit the Cardinals for a doubleheader beginning at 1:45 p.m. ET. With both teams in playoff contention, it has all the makings to be a compelling matchup. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Elly De La Cruz, the stolen-base artist who swiped two more last night, is adding language arts to his repertoire -- so he can converse in Japanese with Shohei Ohtani. In San Francisco, the Giants held a public celebration of the life of Willie Mays. On today's episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:53-2:28) Elly De La Cruz stole two more bases in the Reds' 6-0 win over the Rockies. That makes him just the third player with 45 steals and double-digit homers before the All-Star break, joining Rickey Henderson in 1986 and Kenny Lofton in 1994. And yet, what De La Cruz did a day earlier might be even more amazing: The Dominican native said he was learning Japanese so he can speak with Shohei Ohtani at next week's All-Star Game. And he said it in English, not even his first language. Elsewhere, amid reports they would be sellers at the upcoming Trade Deadline, the reigning World Series champs have suddenly come alive. The Rangers whipped the Angels for their fourth straight win. And the surging Cardinals won again, over the Nationals, and now are not only in the thick of the NL Wild Card race but are hot on the trail of the NL Central-leading Brewers. Act II: WHIPAROUND (2:28-4:17)  The Giants held a public celebration of the life of Willie Mays yesterday afternoon at Oracle Park. Commissioner Rob Manfred was among the dignitaries paying tribute, along with former President Bill Clinton and Barry Bonds. Also, the Home Run Derby field continued to fill up. Sluggers Bobby Witt Jr. and Marcell Ozuna were announced as participants. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (4:26-6:02) Tonight, brace yourself for an NLCS-caliber matchup three months before October. It's the Dodgers and Phillies from the Bank at 6:40 p.m. ET on MLB.TV and TBS. And then at 9:40 ET on MLB.TV and MLB Network, an intriguing Interleague matchup between two teams that would be in the playoffs if they started today: Mariners at Padres. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Rafael Devers continued to hammer Yankees pitching. Tarik Skubal continued to make a case for the AL Cy Young Award. And Paul Skenes continued to make history, becoming the first No. 1 Draft pick named to the All-Star Game the very next season. On today’s episode:  Act I: THE BIG STORIES: (0:55- 6:24) Rafael Devers crushed two more homers to give him 16 in his career at Yankee Stadium. They came a day after he reached 1,000 career hits. Boston's 3-0 win on Sunday Night Baseball delivered a series victory over the reeling Yankees. Tarik Skubal of the Tigers punctuated his All-Star selection with perhaps his best game in a season filled with big games. The AL Cy Young candidate fanned a career-high 13 batters across seven innings to complete a weekend sweep of the Reds. Skubal joined Mickey Lolich in Tigers lore as the only Detroit pitchers with 13 strikeouts, zero walks and no more than one run allowed in a game.  Act II: WHIPAROUND: (6:24- 8:02) Paul Skenes continues to do things never before seen in baseball. The latest? The Pirates right-hander became the first player drafted No. 1 to become an All-Star the following season. He was among more than 30 first-timers named to next week's game. On the opposite end, Royals catcher Salvador Perez was chosen for the ninth time -- on the day he got his 1,500th career hit. The Phillies led all teams with seven players selected.  Act III: LOOKING AHEAD: (8:02- 9:18) Chris Sale became an All-Star again at age 35 in his revival season with the Braves. Tonight, as he continues his bid to be the NL starting pitcher, he'll take on the D-backs on MLB Network at 9:40 p.m. ET. But first, at 7 ET on the Network, tune in for a celebration of the life of Giants legend Willie Mays. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Steven Kwan became MLB's new batting average leader after his three-hit day, the Yankees' recent struggles continued with a sweep at the hands of the Reds and Christian Walker made it back-to-back nights with two home runs at Dodger Stadium. On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES: (0:59-5:18) Steven Kwan suddenly finds himself near the top of several leaderboards after his three-hit day gave him enough plate appearances to qualify and made him the MLB batting leader with his .367 mark. The Yankees' fall from the best record in baseball to second place in their own division continued as the Reds completed a three-game sweep in the Bronx. Act II: WHIPAROUND: (5:18-8:20) Christian Walker continued his Dodger Stadium dominance with two more homers, giving him five in the three-game series. The Nationals played their traditional 11 a.m. ET Fourth of July game against the Mets and prevailed in under two hours thanks to Jake Irvin's gem and Jesse Winker's clutch home run. Julio Rodríguez might be heating up after hitting a double and a home run in a victory over Corbin Burnes and the Orioles. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD: (8:20-9:17) Two of baseball's best rivalries are on tap as the Red Sox and Yankees meet on MLB Network at 7:05 p.m. ET, and the Braves host the Phillies on Apple TV Plus at 7:20. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kyle Isbel helped seal a Royals win by making one of the best catches we've seen this season, Yordan Alvarez homered again to keep the Astros rolling and Chris Sale continued building his All-Star candidacy by picking up his 11th win. On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES: (0:51-2:53) If you're not familiar with Kyle Isbel's game, you should be now. With the tying run at the plate in the ninth, the Royals center fielder covered 103 feet to make a snow-cone catch at the wall to help preserve a win over the Rays. Since 2023, Isbel has saved the third-most runs among all center fielders. The Astros are back, and maybe scarier than ever, beating the Blue Jays for their 13th win in their last 17 games. Yordan Alvarez, who was named an All-Star starter on Wednesday, homered for the third straight game. The resurgent Chris Sale turned in a vintage performance against the Giants, striking out nine across six innings of one-run ball. The 35-year-old is now tied for the Major League lead in wins (11). Should he start the All-Star Game? He has a case! Act II: WHIPAROUND: (2:53-4:38) A's right-hander Joey Estes tossed a "Maddux" in Oakland, only needing 92 pitches to shut out the Angels. James Wood, MLB's No. 2 prospect, stole his first base, scored his first run and recorded his first career RBI in the Nationals' win over the Mets. Oneil Cruz ripped a walk-off single to lift the Pirates over the Cardinals. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD: (4:38-6:16) A loaded Fourth of July slate starts bright and early when the Mets face the Nationals in the nation's capital at 11:05 a.m. ET on MLB Network. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Elly De La Cruz dazzled in his Yankee Stadium debut, Shohei Ohtani hit a big homer as the Dodgers celebrated Japanese Heritage Night, and the Mets outlasted the Nationals in extra innings thanks to some help from a fast-healing hero.   On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:44-6:58) Playing in his first game in the Bronx, Elly De La Cruz, who grew up a Yankee fan, lit up The Stadium by launching a 425-foot homer and legging out a triple with his trademark speed. Aaron Judge mashed his MLB-best 32nd homer, but the Reds held on to take the series opener. Out west, the Dodgers celebrated Japanese Heritage Night in the most appropriate way possible -- with Shohei Ohtani crushing his 27th homer of the season, a two-run shot that gave L.A. the lead in the seventh. A go-ahead homer by Joc Pederson nearly spoiled the night, but the Dodgers strung together three two-out hits to walk off the Diamondbacks in the ninth. Meanwhile, Brandon Nimmo was something of a medical miracle in the Mets' extra-inning win in Washington, coming off the bench to deliver two clutch hits just a day and a half after suffering a head injury after fainting in his hotel room.   Act II: WHIPAROUND (6:58-8:24) Nathaniel Lowe had a bobblehead night to remember, homering twice to lead the Rangers past the Padres in Arlington. Jarren Duran went yard for the third time in as many games to key a Red Sox win in Miami.   Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (8:24-9:24) Two of the NL's top hurlers will face off at Wrigley Field today when Shota Imanaga and the Cubs welcome Zack Wheeler and the Phillies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The No. 3 prospect in baseball, James Wood of the Nationals, made his MLB debut last night vs. the Mets and showed what all the hype is about. Plus the latest update from final fan voting for the All-Star Game saw some big names in tight races. On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:52-3:17) James Wood is a name you will be hearing about often. With his elite speed, the 21-year-old Nationals outfielder was off and running in his Major League debut. He singled in his first at-bat, walked and also reached on an error in a wild 9-7 loss to the Mets. J.D. Martinez crushed a three-run homer in a six-run top of the 10th for the Mets, who then hung on for dear life. The resurgent Astros put a damper on Canada Day ceremonies in Toronto with a matinee win over the Blue Jays. The Brewers and Rockies rounded out a quiet slate in baseball with an extra-inning slugfest at Coors Field. Act II: WHIPAROUND (3:17-5:05) All-Star Game voting ends at noon ET tomorrow and some races are going down to the wire. It's especially tight in the AL and NL outfields, where Juan Soto and Christian Yelich are leading by slim margins. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (5:05-6:16) There's a pitcher going tonight who is bidding to be the NL starter in the All-Star Game. And that's after being a reliever the past two years with no certainty of even making the Opening Day roster a few months ago. He's Reynaldo López and he'll lead the Braves against the Giants in a game you can watch on MLB.TV at 7:20 p.m. ET. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Don’t look now but the Astros – an MLB-best 17-8 in June – are within 3 ½ games of the Mariners in the AL West. Also, Aaron Judge is ahead of his record homer pace of '22 and a Rangers rookie hit for the first cycle in Sunday Night Baseball history. On today’s episode … ACT 1: THE BIG STORIES (0:50-2:43) After a rough start to the season, the Astros are suddenly the hottest team in baseball and have hacked away at a once-double-digit Mariners’ lead atop the AL West to sit just two games back in the loss column. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge’s Majors-leading 31 home runs in just 86 games have him halfway to his AL-record 62 homers and Rangers rookie Wyatt Langford hit for the Majors’ first cycle of 2024. ACT 2: WHIPAROUND (2:43-4:35) Elsewhere around the Majors, the Giants put a tough couple weeks behind them and took two of three against the Dodgers and slugging Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson became the first player to commit to the July 15 T-Mobile Home Run Derby while mic’d up on Sunday Night Baseball. ACT 3: LOOKING AHEAD (4:53- 6:10) Today, the Brewers – who have hit a stunning five grand slams in an eight-game span – head to Coors Field of all places to start a four-game series against the Rockies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The night started out great for Bryce Harper, the top NL vote-getter in Phase 1 of All-Star balloting. After that? Not so much as the Phils star appeared to injure his hamstring. Also, with the Trade Deadline looming, is time running out in Toronto? On today’s episode … ACT 1: THE BIG STORIES ( 0:48-3:14) Fans chose Bryce Harper as the starting NL first baseman in the Midsummer Classic. It doesn’t get much better than that. But after appearing to injure his hamstring late in a loss to the Marlins, fans in Philly are holding their breath. Making matters worse for the Phils? Slugger Kyle Schwarber left Thursday’s game early with groin tightness. Meanwhile in Toronto, the Jays have some tough choices to make leading up to the July 30 Trade Deadline. The solution? Just win and Thursday’s series-opening victory over the Yankees is no doubt a step in the right direction. ACT 2: WHIPAROUND (7:12-7:57) Elsewhere around the Majors, the Orioles crushed the Rangers in a rematch of last season’s ALDS showdown, the Royals eked out a win over the first-place Guardians and in St. Louis, the Reds coasted past the Cardinals. ACT 3: LOOKING AHEAD (7:57-9:10) All but written off after lackluster starts to the season, the Astros and Mets – both sporting .500 records -- are suddenly flying high and kick off a big-time weekend showdown tonight in Queens. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The surging Astros swept the Rockies to reach .500 for the first time this season, Jackson Chourio became the youngest player to hit an inside-the-park homer since Ken Griffey Jr. and the A's made a bizarre baserunning gaffe.   Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:54-5:23): Just last month the Astros were 12 games under .500 and 10 games out of first place. With Wednesday's win over the Rockies, they extended their winning streak to seven games and reached .500 for the first time this year. Houston now sits just 4 1/2 games behind the first-place Mariners in the AL West. Brewers rookie Jackson Chourio, who just turned 20 in March, became the youngest player to hit an inside-the-park homer since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989. MLB's youngest player is starting to hit his stride, posting an .840 OPS so far in June.   Act II: WHIPAROUND (5:24-8-12): A wild sequence in which Kyle McCann missed home plate, and then was grabbed by teammate Armando Alvarez, cost the A's a crucial run in a loss to the Angels.   Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (8:12-9:27): After splitting a doubleheader in St. Louis yesterday, the Braves continue a busy stretch in their schedule this afternoon with a makeup game against the White Sox in Chicago. Atlanta will then head home to face the Pirates on Friday. That game will mark the Braves' fourth game in three cities in three days. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode: Act I (0:46-7:14): THE BIG STORIES: In the second game of a fiery three-game series between the Nationals and Padres, benches cleared prior to Jurickson Profar’s at-bat in the first inning. Right after the dust settled, Manny Machado blasted a two-run homer to set the stage for another emotional game between these sudden NL rivals. Profar, who delivered the walk-off single the night before, sent San Diego into a frenzy again with a sixth-inning grand slam that turned a one-run game into a five-run lead. The Nats brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but the Padres held on for a 9-7 win. José Ramírez showed yet again why he's one of the most complete players in baseball, hitting his 21st home run and making a slick backhand stop in the seventh to key a 10-8 win over the Orioles. Cleveland has won seven straight to claim baseball's best record. The Subway Series started with a bang -- several of them, actually -- as the Mets hit four homers to chase Gerrit Cole after four innings at Citi Field. Aaron Judge's 8th-inning grand slam made things interesting at the end, but the Mets beat the Yankees 9-7 to improve to 14-6 in June. Act II (7:14-8:33): WHIPAROUND: Shohei Ohtani hit a leadoff homer in the Dodgers' win over the White Sox, his ninth straight game with at least one RBI, tying a single-season franchise record. Tarik Skubal strengthened his Cy Young case by spinning seven shutout innings in the Tigers' win over the Phillies. Ketel Marte homered and came through with the go-ahead RBI single in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Twins. Act III (8:33-9:19): LOOKING AHEAD: Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds carries a 22-game hitting streak into Wednesday's series finale against the Reds. It's the longest active streak in the Majors and the longest by a Pirate since Jason Kendall hit in 23 consecutive games in 2003. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:54-2:57) In their first home game since Willie Mays' passing, the Giants all wore No. 24 to pay homage to the Say Hey Kid. Then, in true Hollywood fashion, they rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to walk off the Cubs. The Phillies turned the first 1-3-5 triple play in 95 years, keying their win over the Tigers. José Ramírez's 20th homer powered the Guardians past Baltimore as they became the third team to reach 50 wins. Still, the play of the night at Camden Yards might have come from a fan who snared a 108.5 mph foul ball with his right hand while clutching his phone and a drink in his left.   Act II: WHIPAROUND (6:31-8:16) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. mashed a 471-foot homer -- the longest of his career -- over the Green Monster, but the Red Sox scored five runs in the final two frames to walk off the Blue Jays. Miguel Rojas had two hits in the Dodgers' win over the White Sox, pushing L.A.'s record to 23-0 when he has at least one knock. Elly De La Cruz demolished a two-run homer into the riverboat deck at Great American Ball Park, Rhys Hoskins launched a go-ahead grand slam to lead the Brewers past the defending champs and Jurickson Profar delivered the walk-off knock in San Diego's extra-inning win over Washington.   Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (8:16-9:07) Tuesday's slate is highlighted by a premier pitching matchup between the Tigers' Tarik Skubal and the Phillies' Ranger Suárez in Detroit. Skubal is the current AL Cy Young frontrunner, while Suárez is among the top contenders for the award in the NL. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode: Act I: THE BIG STORIES (0:57-3:01) Max Scherzer pitched for the first time since the World Series and didn't miss a beat, throwing five solid innings to top the Royals. (3:01-5:16) And Paul Skenes upped his game to a career-high seven innings while allowing only one run. Act II: WHIPAROUND (5:16-6:32) Edwin Díaz came on to close things out in the ninth for the Mets at Wrigley Field, but he was ejected before throwing a pitch following a "sticky stuff" check. The Mets hung on to win. (6:32-7:35) Sonny Gray took a perfect game into the seventh for the Cardinals. The Astros are suddenly the Astros again, having won five in a row to put some heat on the AL West-leading Mariners. And the Yankees lost their third series in a row, this time to the Braves. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (7:35-8:48) The series of the week begins tonight in Baltimore, where the Orioles take on the team with the best record in the AL, the Guardians. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Thursday was all about honoring the past during a historic night in Birmingham, Ala. Memories of Willie Mays dominated the proceedings, while the Giants and Cardinals put on a show of their own on the hallowed field. On today’s episode … ACT 1: THE BIG STORY (0:50-3:05) The Cardinals’ Brendan Donovan, who grew up in Alabama, seized the moment at Rickwood, smashing a three-run homer in the opening inning to put the Redbirds in front early on their way to a 6-5 win. Heliot Ramos provided some fireworks for San Francisco with a three-run homer of his own in the third, but St. Louis held on. ACT 2: WHIPAROUND (3:08-6:05) Elsewhere around the Majors, the Royce Lewis Show continued for the Twins in their 7-6 loss to the Rays. The 25-year-old hit his ninth homer of the season in just 15 games to remain on a serious tear. In the finale of their AL East showdown, the Orioles put up a 6-spot in the second inning and cruised to a 17-5 win at Yankee Stadium. And in Colorado, Shohei Ohtani hit his 21st homer of the season as the Dodgers won, 5-3, to take three of four vs. the Rockies. ACT 3: LOOKING AHEAD (8:17-9:19) Highlighting tonight’s action is a rematch of last season’s NL Championship Series as the D-backs visit Philly looking for a repeat of their big October upset in a clash with the Phillies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode... Act I: THE BIG STORIES ( 0:53-3:25) Gerrit Cole looked good in his season debut but was long gone by the time a back-and-forth Orioles-Yankees game went to extra innings. As temperatures heat up around the country, so too is Steven Kwan, the Guardians' outfielder flirting with .400. Act II: WHIPAROUND (6:09-7:35) Sean Murphy connected twice to lead a Braves rout of the Tigers, and the surging Red Sox completed a sweep of the Blue Jays. Act III: LOOKING AHEAD (7:39-9:17) Tonight will be one of the signature moments of the MLB season, made even more poignant by the passing of Willie Mays two days before he was to be honored. Mays' Giants and the Cardinals will play at famed Rickwood Field, where Mays got his start in the Negro Leagues more than seven decades ago. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The baseball community mourns the loss of Willie Mays, who died Tuesday at the age of 93. One of the greatest players ever, Mays is sixth all time with 660 home runs and won 12 Gold Glove Awards for his dazzling defense in center field. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode ... ACT 1: THE BIG STORIES (0:56-3:29) Not that long after they were 11 games below .500, the Mets suddenly find themselves one game out of the NL Wild Card race after a 14-2 rout of the Rangers for their sixth straight victory. Also, Pirates rookie Paul Skenes continued his dominance as he improved to 4-0 after striking out seven over six innings, and Tyler O'Neill homered twice as the Red Sox slugged four home runs in Toronto. ACT 2: WHIPAROUND (3:30-5:00) Elsewhere around the league, the Dodgers didn't miss a beat in their first game since losing Mookie Betts to a fractured hand. Miguel Rojas took his spot on the roster and promptly collected three hits in a 9-5 win over the Rockies. Ozzie Albies also hit a clutch home run for the Braves, and the Cardinals and Giants each won behind their own late-inning drama. ACT 3: LOOKING AHEAD (5:02-6:36) Will this be the year for the Guardians or Mariners to end their lengthy World Series droughts? They are in first place so far with commanding leads in their divisions, and they meet tonight in Cleveland. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode …   ACT 1: THE BIG STORIES (0:56-5:38) The Dodgers will be without two of their stars for a while as Mookie Betts suffered a fractured hand on a hit-by-pitch and Yoshinobu Yamamoto is dealing with a strained rotator cuff. A bright spot in their win over the Royals? Shohei Ohtani went deep twice. Also, the Red Sox swiped a club-record nine bases against the Yankees, and Reds speedster Elly De La Cruz scored all the way from second on an errant pickoff throw.   ACT 2: WHIPAROUND (5:40-8:23) Elsewhere around the league, Gunnar Henderson hit his Majors-best eighth leadoff homer of the season for the Orioles, Ronel Blanco, who has the lone no-hitter so far this season, tossed seven no-hit innings for the Astros before being pulled after 94 pitches vs. the Tigers, and rookie Pedro Pagés (with his dad in the stands on Father’s Day) homered to push the Cards past the Cubs.     ACT 3: LOOKING AHEAD (8:24-9:46) Today’s must-see game is a big one. Pirates phenom Paul Skenes – sporting his 102 mph fastball and unique splinker – makes the seventh start of his young career as the Bucs battle the Reds in Pittsburgh. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit