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Jake Arrieta remains dominant as Cubs crush Pirates

Can anyone stop Jake Arrieta and the Cubs? The Cubs' ace spun seven shutout innings and drove in a run as Chicago routed division-rival Pittsburgh, 7-1.

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Orioles take flight against Yankees

Mark Trumbo hit two home runs off Luis Severino, and the Orioles extended the Yankees' losing streak to six games.

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Why We Love Sports Today: Home run for Maverick (1:14)
The Start of Carlos Correa (0:50)

We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

Wilbon optimistic Yankees can turn it around (1:34)
Olney: Correa always saw himself making it to the MLB (2:22)
Kurkjian: Sandoval needs to use the time off the field productively (1:11)
Is Nolan Arenado really that good? (4:09)
Sport Science: Souza's superman catch (1:53)
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Get yer Dodger Dogs! Snack sold beyond park

Until recently, ready-to-eat Dodger Dogs in the Los Angeles area were only available at Dodger Stadium. Now they can be found at a convenience store.

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An electrifying minute in Toronto

Kyle Lowry's half-court buzzer beater sent the Raptors to OT just a minute before Justin Smoak's walk-off home run for the Blue Jays.


Jeff Samardzija breaks bat over knee

The Giants RHP loves to deal the strikeouts, but he doesn't exactly like being on the other end of them.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Smoak entered tonight with no home runs in 52 plate appearances. So of course he hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth and then a walk-off blast in the 10th to beat the Rangers. Because baseball.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Count Yankees manager Joe Girardi as one person encouraged by Luis Severino's start on Tuesday. In his loss, Severino allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits, two of which were Mark Trumbo homers, in six innings. Severino's batting average against (.333) is the third worst in baseball. Still, Girardi is encouraged. "I think he is closer," Girardi said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Matt Harvey reacts after a frustrating loss to the Braves on Tuesday. "At this point there's a lot of questions, and a lot of answers I'm kind of looking for," Harvey said.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs infielder/outfielder Javier Baez had a huge game on defense at third base for the Cubs on Tuesday night. It comes natural to him, he says.


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Justin Smoak comes up clutch for Blue Jays! Smoak homers to tie game vs Rangers in 9th then homers again to win it on a walk-off in 10th.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta settled down nicely after walking the first two Pirate hitters on Tuesday night. Only 2 of the next 22 reached against him as he improved to 6-0.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good to see Carson Smith making his season debut for the Red Sox with a scoreless, nine-pitch frame. He had a dominant rookie season for the Mariners, striking out 92 in 70 innings, and limiting batters to a .194 average and two home runs. If healthy, he'll be a huge factor in the Boston pen.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Don't expect to see Justin Verlander pitch in long sleeves ever again. Tigers ace said he struggled to warm up when the weather turned cold in his last outing so he wanted to change before the fifth inning in case it turned on Tuesday night. The result? He didn't throw a single strike in warmups and fell behind every batter afterwards. "I'm not making excuses. That just will never happen again."

Teamwork makes the dream work

Victor Martinez hit a fly ball to short right field, but Francisco Lindor couldn't quite get there in time. Luckily, Jason Kipnis was there to help.