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Sale scratched over reported issue with uniform

Chris Sale reportedly expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, leading to the team scratching him from a scheduled start against the Tigers.

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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

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Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout were two of five active players to appear from Nos. 30 to 21 in our #MLBRank survey. But where did they land among all-timers like Jackie Robinson and Jimmie Foxx?

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After going 16 innings the night before, the Dodgers snapped the Cardinals' five-game win streak with a 7-2 victory.


Brewers use long ball to beat Cubs

The Brewers took advantage of a trio of home runs, including two from Kirk Nieuwenhuis, to top the Cubs 6-1.


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Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about he two-homer came from Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Satursay's game hitting .195.


Nationals walk off on Drew's pinch-hit

Stephen Drew's pinch-hit triple in the ninth lifted the Nationals to a 3-2 walk-off win over the Padres.


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Asdrubal Cabrera reacts after dropping to 0-for-his-last-31 with runners in scoring position. It's the longest active drought by a position player in the majors and six shy of matching the franchise record.


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Jacob deGrom reacts to the second shortest start of his career. He said a late velocity drop was attributable to throwing so many pitches -- 94 -- in 3 2/3 innings.


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Dodgers 7, Cardinals 2, Final. Dodgers 4-4 on their second-half opening three-city, nine-game road trip.

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Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki grounds out against Erik Goeddel in the eighth inning on Saturday at Marlins Park. He remains at 2,996 career MLB hits -- four shy of becoming the 30th player to reach the 3,000-hit threshold.

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Mike Montgomery is on to make his Cubs debut. Key spot too, down two with two on for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Flashback: The bat throw at Piazza

During Game 2 of the 2000 World Series, Mike Piazza's bat shattered which led to a piece of it almost hitting Roger Clemens. The pitcher then threw it in the direction of Piazza.


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Chris Taylor replaces Corey Seager as Dodgers SS in the 7th inning. Seager returned from a stomach bug and played 16 innings Friday. It was another hot night Saturday as the Dodgers held a 7-2 lead.

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Athletic play by Willson Contreras to chase down an errant Adam Warren pitch and throw out Hernan Perez trying to score, but play is under review. ... Close play, but call stands.

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With the Cubs' need to free a roster spot for Joe Nathan tomorrow, that wasn't the outing Clayton Richard wanted. Adam Warren's turn.

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The top moments from arguably the best power-hitting catcher captivated the hearts of baseball fans.


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Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda gave up 2 runs on 5 hits over 5.2 IP against the Cards. The team's well-used bullpen will have to pick up another 3.1 IP. Dodgers lead 7-2, T7.

Giants go ahead in the 12th inning

Mac Williamson drove in the winning run to lift the Giants to a 2-1 win over the Yankees, good for San Francisco's first win since the All-Star break.


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That's 10 straight Cubs retired by Milwaukee's Zach Davies. Anthony Rizzo's first-inning single is Chicago's only hit through six innings.

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UPDATE: According to multiple reports, Chris Sale did not want to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, and the matter escalated.