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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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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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Mets pitcher blasts mammoth homer (0:24)
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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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Harper, Bryant squaring off again (6:52)

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Lester mowing down Nats to start

Jon Lester has allowed one hit through two innings -- a double to Ian Desmond -- but recorded as many strikeouts in 5 batters (4) as he had in his previous start, which ended in a loss to the Diamondbacks. Follow live

Bryant takes a walk at Wrigley

Kris Bryant drew a walk against Max Scherzer in the first inning. He didn't draw a walk in any of his previous 9 games after walking 24 times in his first 28 games. The Nats and Cubs are scoreless after one. Follow live

Davis' deep ball going ... going ... going

Chris Davis’ eighth-inning, game-winning home run was calculated at 436 feet, his longest home run of the season. It is also the longest hit by any Orioles player this season.

Davis drives O's to series win in Baltimore

Orioles 1B Chris Davis picked a good night to break his 13-game homerless streak and record a multi-HR game. After giving the O's a two-run lead with his first HR in the 4th inning, Davis hit a game-winning solo shot in the 8th as Baltimore took the three-game series over the Astros. Box score

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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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Davis doubles up on homers, gives O's lead

Chris Davis jacked his second HR of the game to break a 4-4 tie in the 8th inning vs. the Astros. Davis entered tonight's game at Camden Yards on a 13-game homerless streak, his longest single-season streak since Aug. 1-17, 2012 (also 13 games). 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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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