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MLB is cracking down on the use of foreign substances on the ball. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The use of sticky substances by pitchers has come under the microscope since the start of the new baseball season
  • Starting pitchers will be checked on multiple occasions throughout a game
  • Research by the league found that foreign substances dramatically increased the spin rate

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The MLB All-Stars game is scheduled for July 13. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The voting would be conducted in two phases
  • Fans can vote on multiple platforms
  • Results would be announced on July 1, 2021

.Atlanta, GA, USA
Marcell Ozuna is an outfield player for Atlanta Braves. (Photo Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department)

  • The 30-year-old Dominican was arrested for aggravated assault strangulation and battery -- family violence
  • The league and players union have had a joint policy against domestic violence since 2015
  • Ozuna led the National League last year with 18 home runs

Josh Donaldson has his name in the history books. (AFP file photo)

  • The milestone touch of home plate came in the bottom of the first inning
  • The statistics over MLB history, dating to 1876, had recently been verified in anticipation of the milestone run
  • Bob Watson of the Houston Astros had been credited with scoring the one millionth run in MLB history in 1975

.Chicago, IL, USA
The series stood at a score of 4-1. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MeLlamoTrevor)

  • Trevor Williams pitched six innings and singled twice against the Pirates
  • Chicago Cubs won five out of six matches
  • Williams was released by Pittsburgh Pirates in November 2020

.Pennsylvania, USA
Felipe Vazquez now faces lengthy jail time. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ MLB trade rumors)

  • A Westmoreland County jury in Pennsylvania found the 29 year-old Vazquez guilty on 10 counts
  • He was, however, found not guilty on 10 counts of unlawful contact or communication with a minor
  • Vazquez himself testified that he thought the girl was a mature woman

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
LA Dodgers welcomed Albert Pujols to the team through social media posts. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Dodgers)

  • Albert Pujols was released by the LA Angeles earlier this month
  • LA Dodgers has experienced a flurry of injuries this season
  • Pujpols has been brought onboard with a one year contract

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
LA Angles recently released Albert Pujols. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@PujolsFive)

  • Pujols was born on January 16, 1980 in Dominican Republic
  • The 41-year-old also played for St. Louis Cardinals
  • Pujols' contract with LA Angles had nearly expired

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Los Angeles Angels signed Albert Pujols back in 2011. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@PujolsFive)

  • The Los Angeles Angels released slugger Albert Pujols on Thursday
  • Pujols was in the final year of his 10-year contract
  • Pujols is a three-time NL Most Valuable Player

.Baltimore, MD, USA
John Means is a left handed pitcher who plays in the MLB. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JMeans25)

  • John Means plays for the Baltimore Orioles
  • The 28-year-old was was born in the city of Olathe, Kansas
  • He is nicknamed "Meansy"