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Five managers already on the hot seat

Jim Bowden identifies the MLB managers that are feeling the heat this season, and his past accuracy could foretell bad news for these five guys.

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Kershaw to Arrieta: Money is good, happiness is better

If Jake Arrieta is looking for advice as free agency approaches, he can always walk across the diamond this week and talk to Clayton Kershaw, who decided to stay home with the Dodgers.

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Kruk: Dodgers won't figure it out against Arrieta (2:08)
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5hJayson Stark

What impact would raising the strike zone really have?

Major League Baseball is talking about raising the bottom of the strike zone. But what impact would that really have on the game? Jayson Stark tries to answer that question and more.

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12hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Mets' Harvey knows one gem doesn't fix problems

Matt Harvey easily had his best outing of the season, tossing seven scoreless, two-hit innings against the White Sox. However, he won't declare his struggles a thing of the past just yet.

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MLB Power Rankings: Cubs cruising, but here come the Bucs

The Chicago Cubs are again our unanimous No. 1, but the rival Pittsburgh Pirates took a huge leap forward -- seven spots -- in our Week 8 poll. The Cubs' lead is still comfortable ... for now.

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Athletics execute well in win over Twins (1:26)
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Bogaerts extends hitting streak with RBI double (0:26)
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20hMark Simon & Riley Foreman

Matt Harvey got his fastball back on Monday

Matt Harvey's fastball velocity and effectiveness had been lacking for most of the season. A look at the impact that pitch had in Monday's win.

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Harvey shines against White Sox (1:13)
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Zobrist's versatility key to Cubs' success (1:06)
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Maddon regrets not serving in military (1:02)
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America's pastime's connection with Memorial Day (1:08)
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A salute to professional athletes who served in the military (1:07)
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3dKeith Law

Keith Law's 2016 MLB mock draft 2.0

There's plenty of movement in the first round (and beyond) of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have plenty of indecision about their picks.

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MLB mock draft 2.0: Who is No. 1?

The MLB draft is less than two weeks away. Is Florida lefty A.J. Puk still expected to be No. 1? How high will Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel go? There's plenty of movement in the first round of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have a lot of indecision.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: The Wilpon family, its businesses and charities have modified their agreement with the trustee looking to recover money for Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme victims. Some of the owed money has now been deferred. A first payment of $16 million is due to be paid by Wednesday. The remainder will be paid in four installments -- from 2017 through 2020 -- with an interest rate of 3.5 percent on the unpaid balance. More to follow at ESPN.com.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

There has been no official decision to place David Wright on the DL yet, but in-the-know people expect that to occur before Tuesday's game. Wright has a herniated disk in his neck.

Butera with Gatorade bath fail

Royals catcher Drew Butera looked to drench Eric Hosmer after a 6-2 win over the Rays. It didn't go as planned.

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WWII veteran throws first pitch

U.S. Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Burke Waldron, 92, fired the first pitch out before the Mariners' game on Memorial Day.

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MLB ? @mlb

It's the last day of May, and Daniel Murphy is hitting .395. That's #ASGWorthy. @esurance #ASG ballot: mlb.com/vote

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how Tuesday's New York tabloids played Matt Harvey's rebound start on their covers.

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Dodgers (Kazmir) at Cubs (Arrieta), 8 ET on ESPN Cubs have won each of Arrieta's last 23 starts, tied for the longest streak in MLB history

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Cubs have outscored their opponents by 133 runs in 49 games this season. Only three teams have ever posted a better mark through 50 games

Goldschmidt's home run makes a splash

The Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run in the first inning that landed in the hot tub in right-center field.

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Chacin dazzles Tigers for complete game

The Angels' Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 batters and went the distance for a complete game victory over the Tigers.

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