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Aces take spotlight tonight at Wrigley

Bryce Harper vs. Kris Bryant is all the rage, but with the Nats-Cubs series at stake in Chicago, Max Scherzer vs. Jon Lester could be the difference.

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7hJayson Stark

Average time of game shrinks again in May

The average time of a nine-inning game has been two minutes faster in May than in April, and now has shrunk by 10 minutes per game compared to last season.

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Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney (2:32)
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Andrew Cashner has had terrible luck

There's bad luck and then there's the kind of luck Andrew Cashner of the San Diego Padres has faced.

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Mets pitcher blasts mammoth homer (0:24)
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7hAJ Mass

Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

AJ Mass updates the Top 250 rankings and explains how two-month splits can be used to determine the future value of players, using Dallas Keuchel as an example.

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Tuesday's power rankings

Josh Donaldson became the first player to score five runs in a game in 2015 -- while hitting his sixth career walk-off.

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Cruz lands HR in fish tank (0:15)
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Harper, Bryant squaring off again (6:52)

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Battle of the aces in Chicago

The focus of tonight's game shifts from Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant to Nats SP Max Scherzer and Cubs SP Jon Lester. Scherzer aims for his 5th straight win, while Lester looks to return to the win column after a loss to Arizona. Follow live

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Cespedes' blast leads Tigers past A's

The Tigers rode Yoenis Cespedes' 3-run HR in the 5th inning to a 3-game series win in Oakland.

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Gattis goes yard to knot score at Camden

After trailing since the O's put up a four-run fourth inning, the Astros have tied up the game at 4 with Evan Gattis' two-run homer in the 7th inning. Follow live

A-Rod on passing Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth

"It's definitely an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. It is any player's dream; especially it is even more special to do it here at home at Yankee Stadium."

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A-Rod now third on all-time RBIs list

Alex Rodriguez's three-run homer against the Royals gives him sole possession of third place on MLB's official all-time RBIs list with 1,995. He has passed Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

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Uribe Bobblehead Night still a go

Juan Uribe is gone, but his bobblehead still lives on in L.A. The Dodgers plan to proceed with their promotion on July 11, according to Dodgers executive VP and CMO Lon Rosen: "Juan Uribe will hold a special place in Dodgers history for always being a fan favorite and a consummate professional. "

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Noah Syndergaard is the 4th pitcher in the last 50 years to throw 7 scoreless innings in a game, while collecting 3 hits, including a HR

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Matt Williams kidding around re Bryant: "Its not how far you hit them, bro, it's how many." Went on to praise him up and down

Cards' Adams could miss extended time

Matt Adams' strained quadriceps is severe and surgery is a possibility, according to St. Louis GM John Mozeliak. "Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll have a better understanding of exactly how long this is," Mozeliak said.

Boston Red Sox @RedSox

#RedSox acquire OF Carlos Peguero from TEX in exchange for cash. To make room on 40-man, RHP Anthony Varvaro transferred to 60-day DL.

Giants sweep Brewers

Joe Panik hit a two-run homer, Ryan Vogelsong tossed six innings of one-run ball to win his third straight start and the Giants beat the Brewers 3-1 in Milwaukee.

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Syndergaard does it all in Mets' 7-0 win

Noah Syndergaard tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and even hit his first career homer (430 feet) to lift the Mets to a series win and sweep of the Phillies at Citi Field. 1B Lucas Duda added two homers to give him 8 this season. Box score

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McCann, A-Rod power Yanks past Royals

Brian McCann and Alex Rodriguez jacked HRs to deliver a Yanks sweep of the Royals in the Bronx. A-Rod broke Lou Gehrig's AL record for RBI and moved into sole possession of third place on MLB's all-time list. Box score

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