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It is one of those rare statistical treats in baseball, the guy whose home run total is more than half of his RBI total.
Of the top 100 players on MLB's home run leaderboard through games of May 29, only the Nationals' Bryce Harper and the Mariners' Michael Morse have accomplished this feat.
Harper: 12 home runs, 23 RBI (52.2 percent)
Morse: 11 home runs, 21 RBI (52.4 percent)
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One month into the season, we’ve learned quite a few interesting facts about some contenders:
The pen is not mightier
The Cardinals are one of the top teams in baseball once again this season. After winning the World Series in 2011 and making it to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the eventual World Champion Giants last year, St. Louis is now a half-game out...Read more »
The Rangers beat the Rays, 5-4, in Arlington last night, Stony Brook alum Joe Nathan closing the game to earn his 300th career save.
But Nathan got a controversial assist on the milestone from home plate umpire Marty Foster.
With two outs in the ninth, a runner on first, Evan Longoria (3-for-3) on deck, the Rays down by a run and a full count on batter Ben Zobrist, Nathan fired a breaking...Read more »