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#MLBRank: Koufax, Joe D, Jackie too high? Maybe, but we're only human

As with all rankings -- whether it's the greatest baseball players or the greatest ice-cream flavors -- certain things don't always apply. Science. Math. Facts. Reason. Reality. All optional.

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Cardinals' hot streak was 'inevitable' (0:41)
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Kurkjian: Red Sox best positioned to win AL East (1:04)
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Kurkjian: Giants will try to get Chapman (0:48)
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1hSarah Langs

Closeout Sale: White Sox ace much more efficient

Chris Sale has taken a different approach to getting outs this season. He's made adjustments and gotten help from his defense, as Stats & Info notes.

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Dodgers facing tough decisions at trade deadline (1:02)
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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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A's pitcher's dog has surfing skills (0:28)
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2dJim Bowden

Ranking MLB trade options at each position

Jim Bowden ranks the trade options at each position, finding a strong supply of relievers and outfielders but not starting pitchers and infielders.

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President Obama says the Royals need to work on their nicknames (1:04)
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Weak schedule has benefitted the Cubs

The Cubs have done their part in putting up the second-best record in MLB. But as Jeff Sullivan details, their schedule has been extremely kind to this point, while the Rangers' has been unkind.

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#MLBRank, Nos. 30-21: Mix of then and now

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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Shaughnessy wouldn't give Ortiz HOF vote

Dan Shaughnessy praises the DH but says he's going to stick to his philosophy of not voting for players with ties to PEDs into the Hall of Fame.

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Mike Piazza's legendary career

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

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Ken Griffey Jr.'s electrifying career

Before he gets enshrined in Cooperstown, soak in some of the best highlights of his 22-year journey.

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Daily MLB lineups for Saturday

The first pitch of a full day of action begins with Seattle-Toronto at 1:07 p.m. ET. All the lineups

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Friday night marathon game

Matt Adams put an end to a marathon with a walk-off home run in the 16th inning.

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Dan Shaughnessy amazed by Theo Epstein

And it's not only his success with the Cubs. His continued impact on the Red Sox since leaving the team following the 2011 season counts too.

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Kurkjian: Red Sox best positioned to win East

Tim Kurkjian thinks it'll go down to the week's final season but likes Boston more than the Orioles and Blue Jays.

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Jeurys Familia's saves streak continues

The Mets' closer doesn't make things easy, but that's the way he's gone about it throughout his streak. Nifty 50

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Ken Griffey Jr. went behind the scenes at the Hall of Fame on Friday. It was "pretty impressive -- and a little scary."

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Chris Bassitt's dog has surfing skills

The A's hosted Bark at the Park night, and Chris Bassitt's dog showed off its talents.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Piazza is putting the finishing touches on his speech as he prepares for his Hall of Fame induction Sunday.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Ken Griffey Jr. tees off at a golf tournament in Cooperstown this morning. His induction is tomorrow.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In a game that tied for longest in Dodgers vs. Cardinals history, Matt Adams hit a game-ending home run to give St. Louis a 4-3 victory in 16 innings. "Finally!" a fan shouted.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers reliever Alex Wilson, who recorded a pair of outs in the bottom of the seventh, said it felt good to be used in a critical situation again. Admitted that this is the healthiest he's felt all season. Sounds like the All-Star break did him a world of good. Went up north with family, didn't even touch a ball. Said he can now tell a difference even when playing catch. Seems like it is paying dividends. Manager Brad Ausmus said that he wasn't sure if he's seen Wilson throw the ball that well all season.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera becomes only the eighth player in MLB history to reach the 400 home run and 1500 RBI milestone in the first 14 seasons played. His 2RBI single was more than just historic, though. It was also the sort of timely production that has been conspicuously lacking for Tigers lately. Said manager Brad Ausmus: "There's no question we've been kind of searching in recent games for that kind of hit."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs reliever Carl Edwards discuss his sixth inning performance on Friday against the Brewers where he entered with a runner on second but stranded him on the base paths retiring three straight.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs CF Dexter Fowler discuss his big return to the lineup in the Cubs 5-2 win over the Brewers on Friday. He homered and was on base 4 times.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter Jason Hammel discus his 5-2 win over the Brewers on Friday night starting with his prescribed diet during the game.

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