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Pitcher Antonio Bastardo #59 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the eighth inning on April 17, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Antonio Bastardo Traded To The Pirates

The Phillies have traded left-handed pitcher Antonio Bastardo to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league left-hander Joely Rodriguez, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Wednesday.

12/10/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?

10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Pirates 8-0 To Advance

San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday.

10/01/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

Second baseman Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies slips while trying to turn a double play with shortstop Freddy Galvis #13 against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 10, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Phillies Fall To Pirates, 6-3

Andrew McCutchen hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career and the Pittsburgh Pirates protected their lead in the NL wild-card race, beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Wednesday night.

09/10/2014

Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a double in the bottom of the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Franco, Galvis Lead Phillies Past Pirates 4-3

Freddy Galvis homered, doubled and scored the go-ahead run after an infield single and a stolen base. Justin De Fratus (3-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 36th save in 39 chances.

09/09/2014

Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:

08/21/2014

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7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.

08/04/2014

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5 Crazy Events From Major League Baseball You May Have Missed

By Adam W. Bloom The second half of the MLB season is under way with a number of teams making moves to try and stamp their ticket into the playoffs. While you’d think the pressure […]

07/25/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

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Phils Swept By Pirates, Fall 14 Games Under .500

Jeff Locke gave up just three hits and a walk in eight innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their first series sweep of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

07/06/2014

Marlon Byrd #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after striking out with the bases loaded in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 5, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Phillies Fall To Pirates, 3-2

Philadelphia dropped a season-high 13 games below .500 at 37-50.

07/05/2014

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates streals second base against Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning during the game at PNC Park on July 4, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Credit:  Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Phillies Can’t Slow Down McCutchen, Pirates In 8-2 Rout

Andrew McCutchen went 4 for 5 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 rout of the Phillies on Friday.

07/04/2014

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Best Minor League Baseball Stadiums To Catch A Game

If you’re in the mood for a road trip, or simply want to come out to support your local team, make your next stop a minor league baseball game at one of these fan favorite stadiums.

06/30/2014

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