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Hamels changing things up to keep delivering success

In facing two big challenges -- age and pitching in the American League -- Cole Hamels, who is set to face the Angels today, is digging deep into his pitching repertoire to keep opponents guessing.

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1hBuster Olney

Olney: Intriguing two-tier PED penalty system

Buster Olney proposes a system that could strengthen PED penalties but allows a margin for error; plus a check-in on David Price and today's links.

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Ongoing existence of PEDs makes everyone a suspect (0:53)
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Ortiz keeps raining pain on the Yankees

With two more home runs hit against the Yankees in this weekend's series, it's safe to say nobody -- especially the Yankees -- foresaw how much damage David Ortiz would do to them over the years.

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Stanton annihilates another baseball (0:31)
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Dodgers have a formula for failure

After dropping their sixth straight game at home this week and faced with the prospect of being swept by the Padres, the Dodgers are left wondering where their offense went and when they'll get it back.

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19hDoug Padilla

Dodgers' rotation shakeup is 'matchup-based'

With a pair of off-days mixed into the upcoming road trip, most of the Dodgers starters will get some extra time to rest between outings.

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OTL: More than a game: Osama Bin Laden killed (5:14)
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A-Rod makes a friend at Fenway (0:35)
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16hMark Simon

Astros problems in 2016 are plentiful

Poor pitching across the board and a lack of offensive production at a couple of spots in the lineup have made for a very frustrating season.

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Kipnis steals the Phillie Phanatic's ATV (0:22)
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Conforto stepping up in the spotlight

Games like Saturday's are helping cement the fact that Michael Conforto is going to occupy the No. 3 slot with the Mets for a long time after he doubled, homered and plated three runs to help beat the Giants.

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Story's two-run triple gives Rockies the lead (0:33)
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Phillips makes nice behind-the-back throw, dabs afterwards (0:33)
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Upton makes Twins pay for mix-up (0:27)
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Werth takes Garcia deep to left for three-run homer (0:21)
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Papi power sends Sox sailing over Yankees

The Red Sox got the benefit of both the fresh and the familiar after Jackie Bradley Jr. created a tie that David Ortiz broke an inning later with his game-winning home run.

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Were Marlins right to pull Conley from no-hit bid?

Lefty Adam Conley no-hit the Brewers into the eighth inning, but came out after his pitch count had piled up. David Schoenfield looks at whether or not manager Don Mattingly made the right call.

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Kurkjian: Mattingly did the right thing pulling Conley (1:02)

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The sacrifice fly from Nick Castellanos that scored veteran Victor Martinez was the first run of support the Tigers have scored with starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey on the mound this season. Not suggesting that Pelfrey's has not struggled independently from that -- he has -- but at least has something to work with early today in his fifth start of the season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Hunter Pence hits a two-run homer out to right field, the first in 2016 off Noah Syndergaard, to give the Giants a 3-0 lead, but it was Bruce Bochy's decision the batter before that set it up. With one out and a full count, he ran the very slow Buster Posey, and thus avoided an inning-ending double play when Brandon Belt hit a hard one-hopper to second base. Syndergaard's inability to hold runners hurts him there. Bochy 3, Mets 0.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The signs at some ballparks used to read "NO PEPPER," or "NO PEPPER GAMES." The Dodgers don't believe in that for Joc Pederson, who often plays pepper with coaches. The drill is done to help his bat control and hand-eye coordination.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jhonny Peralta took groundballs Sunday for the first time since he tore a ligament in his left thumb during spring training. Peralta remains weeks away from returning, but he also can read the writing on the wall. The Cardinals likely will try to find a way to get both both shortstops, Peralta and Aledmys Diaz, in the lineup at the same time. Diaz leads the major leagues with a .423 batting average. Manager Mike Matheny said Diaz is a good enough athlete to play multiple positions. He played an entire season at third base in Cuba and he started learning second base this spring. "How he's hitting right now now, he needs to be on the team," Peralta said. "Whether it's at shortstop or somewhere else, he needs to be on our team."

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Carlos Martinez is "good to go" for today's start against the Washington Nationals. There was some question about whether he would make the start, not because of the lawsuit filed against him in Miami, but because he -- like a lot of the Cardinals lately -- has been dealing with flu-like symptoms.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A perfect Sunday morning here in L.A. where the Dodgers will try to avoid a not-so-perfect winless seven-game homestand.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The Tigers have yet to make a decision on whether rookie Michael Fulmer, who made his MLB debut on Friday night, will make next start on Thursday in Cleveland. Decision likely to come down tomorrow during the team's off-day. Will probably come down to him or fellow pitching prospect Matt Boyd. Indians lineup will likely be a determining factor

Wright hilariously messes with camera

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright wasn't on the mound Saturday, so his way of staying entertained was to make faces at the TV camera.

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Brandon Phillips goes behind the back

And then dabbed after the nifty toss.

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Kipnis steals the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis takes a pregame joyride on the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV. The Phanatic reacts playfully when his ride is returned.

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Steinbrenner's reaction to Yankees' woes?

If George Steinbrenner were still alive, how would he handle New York's current struggles? Buster Olney offers up his thoughts.

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