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'Just have fun!': Current MLB stars offer advice to Little Leaguers

From favorite memories to what they learned, we asked Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts and others to talk about growing up playing baseball. The one common piece of advice to younger players: Enjoy playing the game.

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Before they were famous: Pros who played in the LLWS

They may be household names now, but some athletes were first in the spotlight as kids on the baseball fields of the Little League World Series.

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Revisiting Chris Archer Trade

Law: Does addition of Shane Baz tip scales in Chris Archer trade?

What the inclusion of a highly touted player to be named later means for the Pirates-Rays deadline blockbuster. Plus, scouting notes from around the minors.

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Rays get Pirates' Baz to complete Archer deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent highly touted right-hander Shane Baz to the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named later in the Chris Archer trade.

Law: Pirates place a bet on Chris Archer coming into his own

For what the Pirates appear to have given up, they gained a starter who could break out in Pittsburgh.

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Why position players pitching is kind of a fraud

The increasingly common sight of some utility guy throwing a perfect inning? It's fun, but it's also kind of a fraud.

The year of the position-player pitcher by the numbers

As infielders, outfielders and backup catchers take the mound in record numbers in major league baseball, here are the stats to know behind the rise.

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Ronald Acuna Jr. nailed by pitch, benches clear

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Ramos records two-run double in debut with Phillies

In his first game with the Phillies, Wilson Ramos drives in three runs, helping Philadelphia to a 7-4 win.

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Nimmo stays hot at the plate with triple

After smacking a double in the fourth inning, Brandon Nimmo connects on a triple to plate two runs in the sixth inning for the Mets.

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Suarez makes incredible diving grab

Francicsco Lindor rips a line drive towards third base and Eugenio Suarez uses quick reflexes to make a diving catch.

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Gordon homer breaks tie in 12th

Dee Gordon hits a two-run home run to right field to lift Seattle over Oakland 2-0.

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Rizzo goes the other way for two-run homer

Anthony Rizzo hits a home run to left-center field to put the Cubs in front in the first inning.

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The day we all met The Freeze