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OTL: More steroid busts coming from MLB

MLB is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, which was common in the 1970s, a source told Outside the Lines.

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10mJesse Rogers

Cubs complete dominant sweep of Pirates

In what was viewed as a meeting of division contenders, the Cubs outscored the Pirtaes 20-5 in an impressive road sweep of their NL Central rival.

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Tim Kurkjian short stories: Torii Hunter's shoes

Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter was so insistent that his shoes remain spotless that if they got dirty during a game, he'd head back into the clubhouse to clean them.

Correa over Harper, Trout, and Machado (1:37)
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What's wrong with the Yankees? Quite a bit

The Yankees have stumbled to an 8-16 start, their worst through 24 games since 1991, and they sit in last place in the AL East. So how have the Bronx Bombers become the Bronx Bummers? Let us count the ways.

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Red Sox stymied by streaking White Sox

Even with knuckleballer Steven Wright delivering a winnable game on Tuesday night, the offense-throttling White Sox kept the Red Sox in check.

Samardzija gets so mad he breaks his bat over his knee (0:23)
Kurkjian: It's ridiculous what Arrieta is doing (1:01)
Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside (0:17)
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Big Papi to play himself in movie "Patriots Day"

Red Sox DH David Ortiz will play himself in "Patriots Day" and reenact his speech in Fenway Park just days after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.

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Have a night, Justin Smoak!

Justin Smoak became the first Toronto Blue Jays player to tie it in the ninth with a home run and win it in the 10th with a home run.

93-year-old woman tosses out first pitch at Brewers game (0:24)
Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
Is bad blood good for baseball? (2:14)
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.

Olney: Correa always saw himself making it to the MLB (2:22)


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he was hoping to avoid the DL, but you can't fool an MRI. "The machine doesn't lie."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez also revealed the team had a meeting prior to last night's loss in which he told his teammates that there is no reason they can't score five runs per game.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Spoke to Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer, who was thrilled to get another start on Thursday after making his MLB debut and collecting a win on Friday. Goals for tmrw's outing: stay committed to the fastball, pound the zone, and mix in some changeups vs. lefties. Said that the way Friday's game went, he didn't see any reason to shy away from fastball, but that Thurs may pan out differently. Fulmer knows he has no control over what lies beyond Friday's game but hopes to make a statement and prove he belongs: "That's always my goal. "

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Chicago sweeps! Ben Zobrist's 3-run blast lifts Cubs over NL Central rival Pirates, 6-2, at PNC Park.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good matchup today in Oakland, where Felix Hernandez takes on A's rookie Sean Manaea, making his second start. Felix has struggled with walks but has limited hits and has a 1.38 ERA. Manaea is a big lefty with a 3/4 delivery reminiscent of Chris Sale's and a good slider -- although I'm not going to compare the slider to Sale's.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Alex Rodriguez on the DL, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has Carlos Beltran batting third and as the DH. Aaron Hicks is in right so with A-Rod's injury, the Yankees improve defensively.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod fue colocado en la lista de lesionados por lesión de la corva derecha; el relevista zurdo James Pazos fue subido al plantel activo.

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Yankees announce Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the DL. Presumably, Aaron Hicks will play right field now, Beltran moves to DH.