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Harvey wants the ball. Are the Mets right to let him have it?

Matt Harvey was rocked Thursday by the Nats, but Mets manager Terry Collins is showing faith in his struggling righty by sending him out to face Washington again. Which is exactly what the Dark Knight asked for.

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4hBuster Olney

Three potential suitors if Yanks trade Beltran

Buster Olney explains why the Yanks should trade veteran Carlos Beltran and examines his trade market, details Giancarlo Stanton's struggles and more.

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What's wrong with Anthony Rizzo?

Call it a slump or just bad luck, but Anthony Rizzo is a mere 2-for-27 on the Cubs' current road trip. So what gives? Rizzo & Co. face Michael Wacha and the rival Cardinals on Tuesday Night Baseball (7 ET on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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How well do you know The 100-100 Club?

CC Sabathia won his 100th game for the Yankees on Friday. In another lifetime, he won 106 for the Indians. Think of the trivia possibilities! (Actually, Jayson Stark did think of them -- so come test your knowledge!)

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Story Time: Why 19-year-old Ozzie Guillen got beaned and charged the mound with his bat (3:11)
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5hSteve Wulf

How Chris Sale became Chicago's other ace

On the other side of Chicago, Chris Sale is 9-0 and better than ever. But to go from the best starter on a bad team to a Cy Young candidate on a contender, he had to change his entire mindset.

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Kyle Rudolph's unique way of announcing wife is pregnant (0:56)
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Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son has a blast at practice (0:27)
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Will Gwynn's tobacco lawsuit be a deterrent? (3:50)
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Cardinals walk off with win over Cubs

Randal Grichuck sealed the victory with a home run in the ninth after Matt Adams tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh, and the Cardinals knocked off the Cubs.

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Vogelsong leaves game after drilled in head (0:18)
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The secret to Bradley's hitting success (2:06)
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Bizarre final play allows Giants to beat Padres (0:30)
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Fans: Be aware of foul balls, and beer (0:30)
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Daniel Murphy: Best. Plan B. Ever.

As crucial as Daniel Murphy has been to the Nationals' early success, it's easy to forget that a guy hitting .387 wasn't their first choice at second.

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Stanton needs to commit to process to break slump (1:10)
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Pujols ties Palmeiro with 569th home run (0:24)
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A's most likely to be traded out of Oakland (2:34)
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Cubs still on top, but who is No. 2?

Despite an up-and-down week, the Cubs remain firmly on top of the Power Rankings for the eighth straight week. But there's a new team behind them at No. 2.

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The Braves' 2016 to-do list

The Braves have plenty of items on this season's to-do list, but winning lots of games isn't one of them. Jerry Crasnick lays out the six biggest considerations.

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Draft needs, possible fits for NL West teams

Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each NL West organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that club's coaching staff had a discussion today about Michael Fulmer and a potential innings limit. Doesn't sound like there will be a hard limit but it will be something team monitors and is conscious about as season progresses.

Kyle Rudolph's unique announcement

Prior to a Twins game, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph announced that his wife is pregnant with twins.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

A fan heckled Bartolo Colon at Nationals Park on Monday regarding the tabloid report of him having a second family. Colon jokingly shot back, saying it's actually three families. The heckler melted and saluted Colon.

Stanton heats up with homer

Giancarlo Stanton has hits in three straight games after going hitless in his previous five games.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Girardi says that Alex Rodriguez stint with Double-A Trenton will be for a "couple of days." Originally, Girardi said that A-Rod would be activated from the DL on Tuesday, "We are allowed to change our minds," Girardi said.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers OF Justin Upton sits out for the second straight game. Utility man Mike Aviles will play left field for him tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies. Upton was a late scratch before Monday's game with "right quad tightness." Spoke to him briefly following the game and he didn't seem too concerned; confirmed it was a day-to-day injury.

You won't be able to stop smiling

Micah Phillips, the 2-year-old son of Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, took some cuts in the batting cage, bunted and did a nice face-plant on the baseline (those tiny legs . . . ).

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⚾️ will never burst your bubble. 14 more games tonight!

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon told the Cubs flagship radio station Jason Heyward would return tonight after missing most of the last four games with a contusion on his right side after making a diving catch against San Francisco on Friday. Heyward did not look limited during batting practice on Monday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have "some curiosity" about first baseman James Loney, according to the Post's Joel Sherman. He can opt out with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate for a major league gig. Sherman suggests the Mets are not interested in Nick Swisher, who has a similar arrangement with the Yankees while playing in the minors.