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Class of 2016: Griffey, Piazza are Cooperstown odd couple

For all their differences, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have spent enough time together to discover they're more alike than their baseball resumes would suggest.

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Hal Steinbrenner holding up a Chapman deal? (0:58)
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Story's two-run shot extends Rockies' lead (0:27)
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7hMichael Bonzagni

Jose Altuve comes up big in every possible way

Jose Altuve is hitting for average and power and is running the bases at a caliber previously unseen. Here's a snapshot look at his recent work.

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14hJim Caple

Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.

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On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod's accomplishments (0:41)
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#MLBRank, Nos. 30-21: Mix of then and now

Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout were two of five active players to appear from Nos. 30 to 21 in our #MLBRank survey. But where did they land among all-timers like Jackie Robinson and Jimmie Foxx?

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Griffey ends HOF speech in style

Ken Griffey Jr. concludes his Hall of Fame induction speech by putting on a hat backward -- a signature style he often sported during his playing career.

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Can Pomeranz bounce back in next start?

The Baseball Tonight crew previews the Monday Night Baseball matchup between the Tigers and Red Sox in which Boston's Drew Pomeranz makes his second start after allowing five runs over three innings in his debut.

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Cora: What Sale did was 'not acceptable'

ESPN baseball analyst Alex Cora explains why he disagrees with Chris Sale's actions regarding a reported dispute with the White Sox over the team's uniforms for Saturday's game.

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Worst sports uniforms in history

Take a look back at some of the most infamous uniforms worn in sports throughout the years, including the "leisure suit" uniform Chris Sale reportedly destroyed.

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New bat brings tears to 12-year-old's eyes

Braheim Fowler thought his dad forgot about his 12th birthday, but little did he know his father was planning to surprise him with a new baseball bat -- Fowler's reaction brings both he and his dad to tears.

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Dodgers' bats come alive against Cardinals

Dan Shulman, Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone recap the Dodgers' 9-6 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Facing Las Vegas in his second start since a demotion from the Diamondbacks, Shelby Miller allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and one walk in five innings on Sunday for Reno. Brandon Nimmo had a fifth-inning solo homer against Miller.

Dodgers tag Mayers for 9 ER in debut

The Dodgers score nine earned runs against Mike Mayers over 1 1/3 innings en route to a 9-6 victory over the Cardinals.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 9, Cardinals 6, Final. Jansen with the save. Dodgers go 5-4 on their road trip to open the second half.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Remember Trevor Story? With six home runs since the All-Star break, including four this weekend, the Rockies shortstop now leads the NL with 27 home runs and ranks third in slugging percentage. Don't give Corey Seager that Rookie of the Year award just yet.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who has two blown saves on this trip, is on for the ninth inning in another save situation. Dodgers lead 9-6.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees are 36-3 when leading after six innings this year. They were 66-3 last year, according to ESPN's Stats and Info's Megan O'Donnell. In other words, Aroldis Chapman has put on a show in the 9th, but he hasn't really made the Yankees better.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Piscotty pulls a double down the line and drives in two runs. Lead was once 9-1; now it's 9-6. Kenley Jansen may well have to pitch tonight.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Liberatore's Dodgers record scoreless streak ends at 28 games when he loads the bases and Joe Blanton comes in to give up a sac fly.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The busy Dodgers bullpen is being asked to pick up another four innings Sunday. Since Clayton Kershaw was lost with a back injury on June 26, Dodgers relievers have averaged more than four innings per game.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore enters in the seventh inning to put his franchise record 28-game scoreless streak on the line. Previous record was 23 by John Candelaria.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It manages to not look as hot as it feels.