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ESPN's National League All-Stars

With Clayton Kershaw on the DL, who deserves to start for the National League in the All-Star Game? Our experts pick full 34-man rosters for the Midsummer Classic in San Diego.

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts pick full 34-man squads.

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Top international prospects and where they're likely to sign

Keith Law and Christopher Crawford rank the top teenage talents expected to sign after the international signing period begins this weekend, including highly touted Venezuelan Kevin Maitan.

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Can Dodgers do this without Clayton Kershaw?

It's a lift, but the Dodgers know that without staff ace Clayton Kershaw available, they're all going to have to contribute to their continued contention.

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1dJesse Rogers

Joe Maddon on Mets: 'Last year is last year'

As they enter New York to face the Mets for the first time since being swept in last year's NLCS, the Cubs aren't dwelling on the past.

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Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

MLB player celebrates CWS win all alone in the outfield (0:37)
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1dJim Caple

Not-so-Jolly Roger: Flagging Pirates look for a rest

Thanks to a brutal schedule, the Pirates have hit some rough seas in the past month. The Bucs are hoping a day off Thursday will help them avoid taking on any more water to their playoff hopes.

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Dan Szymborski

Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

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Jose Altuve's season one for the ages

The season Jose Altuve is putting up for the Astros makes him not only an MVP candidate, it might make him the favorite while placing him among all-time great performers at second base.

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    MLB's delicate balance with big data

    Technologies that track player performance are the next frontier in baseball's analytic revolution. But the ever-growing quantification of things never tracked is now forcing MLB to balance big data with "big brother," Rian Watt writes.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Since divisional play started in 1969, there's never been a season in which every division leader had at least a five-game lead heading into July - until now. The O's, Indians, Rangers, Nats, Cubs, and Giants all have a cushion of five-plus games.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel worked out for the New York Yankees on Thursday. He had an hour workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field, where he was joined by Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo. Gurriel took batting practice and worked out at second and third base.

ESPN's American League All-Stars

Jose Altuve and Mike Trout are locks, but our experts were all over the board at shortstop. The picks

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Madison Bumgarner's latest feat of offensive wizardry: First opposing pitcher with an XBH in an AL park since...John Wetteland doubled, as a Ranger, in Yankee Stadium on 8/16/97

A division lead on July 1: What does it mean?

Of the last 120 division champions, 77 (or 64%) held at least a share of their division lead entering July 1. The last time all six July 1 division leaders went on to win those divisions was 1999. Standings

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Why Bobby Bonilla gets paid $1.19M today

Each year on July 1, the Mets have to bust out the check book to pay someone who hasn't played for them since 1999. Here's why

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Moss makes Busch history with homer

The Cardinals' Brandon Moss ripped a home run 477 feet to right field, giving him the distinction of hitting the longest home run in the history of Busch Stadium.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

It's past midnight, so it's now July 1. And Mets fans know what that annually means. The Mets must cut Bobby Bonilla a check for $1,193,248.20 today. And every July 1 through 2035.

Cespedes hits bomb in Mets' win over Cubs

Yoenis Cespedes hits a home run all the way to the third deck at Citi Field.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 on Thursday night for Binghamton and is now 1-for-17 in the minors. Juan Lagares went 1-for-4 and could be activated from the DL as soon as Friday.

Tigers pull off an improbable victory

The Tigers defied the odds in their win over the Rays. Take a look at how they were able to overcome a 7-2 deficit in the ninth inning -- scoring eight runs -- to earn a 10-7 victory. Wild, wild win

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday including taking John Lackey out only to see reliever Joel Peralta give up the lead.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz took anti-inflammatory medication Thursday and said his elbow felt fine while facing the Cubs.