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Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball Team

Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.

08/12/2015

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 11:  David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a second inning grand slam home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field on August 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Phillies Lose To Diamondbacks 13-1

David Peralta hit a grand slam in an 11-run second inning and tied a career high with five RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 13-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

08/12/2015

Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park August 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Phillies Keep Rolling, Beat Padres 5-3 To Complete Sweep

The Phillies notched their 16th win in 21 games, the majors’ best mark since the All-Star break.

08/09/2015

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 8:  Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park August 8, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Morgan, Herrera Keep Phillies Rolling In 4-2 Win Over Padres

The Phillies picked up their 15th win in 20 games since the All-Star break

08/09/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 3rd-August 7th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

08/07/2015

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Phillies Fall To Dodgers 4-3

Jeff Francoeur homered for Philadelphia.

08/05/2015

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Breakdown: What The NHL’s New Digital Media Deal With MLB Means

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why the NHL and MLB are entering into this partnership.

08/05/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Winners & Losers Of The MLB Trade Deadline

Trade deadline day/week has come and gone, which means it’s time for an early look at who won/lost with their acquisitions.

08/04/2015

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Mets, Blue Jays, Astros Improve Odds To Win 2015 World Series

According to Bovada Sportsbook, the odds on certain MLB teams’ World Series chances have changed drastically since July 17.

08/03/2015

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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.

08/01/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 31: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by Cody Asche #25 after scoring a run in the first inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on July 31, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Brown, Howard Lead Phillies Over Braves 9-3

Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.

07/31/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: July 27th-July 31st

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

07/31/2015

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5 Best/Worst MLB Trade Deadline Deals

It’s deadline day, which in the past has meant blockbuster deals. Let’s look at some of the best and worst.

07/31/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 30: Domonic Brown #9 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats in the eighth inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on July 30, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Brown, Harang Lead Phillies Past Braves 4-1

Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

07/30/2015

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 29: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats in the first inning during MLB game action against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 29, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Phillies Lose To Blue Jays 8-2

The Blue Jays snapped Philadelphia’s winning streak at five games and handed the Phillies just their second loss in 11 games since the All-Star break. Toronto has won nine of the past 10 meetings with Philadelphia.

07/29/2015

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