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Nationals get to Bumgarner, lose Strasburg to injury

Powered by Bryce Harper's 25th home run, the Nationals scored three first-inning runs against Madison Bumgarner. But Washington's day took a turn for the worse when Stephen Strasburg exited in the fourth inning.

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Bird preys on Rays' Kiermaier (0:26)
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Doc Jacobs overcoming all odds (3:48)
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Athletes as fans: Giancarlo Stanton (0:31)
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GM's Office: Joe Maddon is players' choice (6:27)
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Michael Pineda perfect game watch

Each of the last two times Nathan Karns pitched for the Rays, his opponent had a perfect game through at least 6 innings. Monday, Cody Anderson had his perfect game broken up in the 7th inning and on June 24, Marco Estrada had his bid broken up in the 8th. Follow Live

Strasburg leaves early

Stephen Strasburg left the Nationals-Giants game with two outs in the fourth with an apparent injury. Washington has a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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Harper keeps up record pace

Only seven players have hit at least 25 home runs at the halfway point of a season while 22 years old or younger. Five are in the Hall of Fame (Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Bench, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott) and the others are Alex Rodriguez and Bryce Harper. Follow Giants/Nats live

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Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

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Fireworks early for Nationals

Michael Taylor homered off Madison Bumgarner on the very first pitch of the game. On the second pitch of the game, Yunel Escobar doubled to deep center, just missing a home run. A few pitches after that, Bryce Harper homered, and the Nats lead the Giants 3-0. Follow live

Soggy start to 4th of July in D.C.

Rain has delayed the start of the Giants-Nationals showdown of Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg.

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July 4, 1939: Lou's heart-breaking speech

Lou Gehrig is arguably the finest athlete New York City has ever produced. His body would eventually fail him, but his words on this day 76 years ago live on. 'An awful lot to live for'

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War veteran with major-league dreams

Veteran Doc Jacobs lost a leg to an IED in Iraq, but that isn't stopping him from giving up on his dream of being a major leaguer.

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It was another big first half for Cabrera

This year was the second time in the last three years that Miguel Cabrera had a .350 average and at least 15 HRs at the All-Star break. Prior to Cabrera, the last Tiger to accomplish that was Norm Cash in 1961.

Lou Gehrig: Fact vs. Fiction

The speech that Gary Cooper gave as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" is actually different than the one that The Iron Horse actually gave at Yankee Stadium 76 years ago today. Compare the two

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