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Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Baseball HOF

On Sunday, the storied careers of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza culminated with their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

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Yankees take rubber match from Giants (1:19)
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Yankees 'nearing finish line' on Chapman trade (0:50)
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Cubs' Addison Russell maturing at the plate

Coming off his first All-Star Game appearance, 22-year-old Addison Russell is finding his groove on offense using patience and smarts.

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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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On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
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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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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod's accomplishments (0:41)
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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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Ranking MLB trade options at each position

Jim Bowden ranks the trade options at each position, finding a strong supply of relievers and outfielders but not starting pitchers and infielders.

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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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Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

I know nobody cares about the Rockies but come on. Trevor Story is one of the best things in baseball this year.

DeShields gives Rangers the lead with homer

Delino DeShields slugs a solo home run to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead over the Royals in the seventh inning, which would be enough to seal the victory.

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Conforto shines on both sides of the ball

Michael Conforto has a spectacular catch in his first career start at center field and scores a run in the Mets' 3-0 win over the Marlins.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Anthony Rizzo's seventh-inning, bases-clearing double was his 17th career go-ahead hit in the seventh inning or later. Cubs now lead the Brewers 6-4 after Ben Zobrist tacked on an RBI single to score Rizzo.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Heard from multiple sources that Hal Steinbrenner still hasn't given go-ahead to Brian Cashman to trade Aroldis Chapman. So nothing imminent

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo clears the bases with a double in the gap to give Chicago a 5-4 lead, then pumps his fist as he pulls into second base. How big is it now that Joe Nathan recovered the last inning to strike out the side and keep the score at 4-1?

Griffey Jr. ends HOF speech in style

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

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers' Sunday night lineup at STL: Utley 2B Seager SS Turner 3B Gonzalez 1B Kendrick LF Grandal C Toles RF Pederson CF Kazmir P

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Pitching line for Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez today: 6 IP, 10 H, 4R, 4ER, 5K, 1 HR. White Sox starter Jose Quintana also out of the game. He threw a season-high 118 pitches today.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman on trade talks: "There's a lot of rumors and stuff out there right now. I don't have any information but my agent did say they're talking to him, but that's all I have."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official, we've now hit 100 degrees at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, with all the humidity to boot.

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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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Nathan is on to make his Cubs debut.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto discusses his diving first-inning catch in his first professional start in center field as well as his hitting success since returning from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Cubs starter Jon Lester failed to get through five innings for the third time in his last four starts. That happened once in his first 16 starts of the season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Four of the top 14 NL batting leaders for the month of July are Dodgers: Howie Kendrick (4th at .375), Corey Seager (T8th at .333), Yasmani Grandal (12th at .327) and Justin Turner (14th at .324).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz reacts to tossing six scoreless innings against the Marlins on Sunday to earn his first win since May 25.

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