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It's time to admit Ben Cherington was right about Rick Porcello

In ending the Red Sox losing streak with a complete-game win, Rick Porcello looked like the pitcher Boston's former GM paid a heavy price for.

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Boston should trade for Ryan Braun (1:32)
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By the numbers: Padres' home run streak ends

The Padres' streak of consecutive games with home run ended at 25. ESPN Stats & Information provides the numbers you need to know.

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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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Dee Gordon goes hitless in return to Marlins lineup

Dee Gordon didn't do anything at the plate Thursday in his return from suspension, but he remains focused and has the support of Marlins teammates.

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How Chapman trade altered reliever market

The Cubs made the first big relief pitching splash has reset the reliever trade market, so what's next for other buyers looking to add bullpen talent?

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OTD: Gehrig steals home, hits two homers

On this date in 1927, Lou Gehrig stole home in the third inning and later hit two home runs in the Yankees' 7-3 win over the Indians. The two homers gave Gehrig 35 on the season, putting him one ahead of Babe Ruth. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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Nationals pull off historic triple play

The Nats turned the first 3-3-5 triple play in MLB history.


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With their loss to the Nationals on Friday night, the Giants fell to 2-11 since the All-Star Break

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Jake Arrieta takes the mound at home today against Seattle. The Cubs are 3-7 in Arrieta's last 10 starts and have dropped the past four.

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Padres: 25-game home run streak comes to an end; tied for the second-longest in MLB history behind the 2002 Rangers (27 consecutive games)

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Rick Porcello (BOS): won his 8th straight decision; first Red Sox SP to win 14 of first 16 decisions since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2008

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Max Scherzer:20th start with at least 7 IP & 1 R or fewer allowed in the last 2 seasons (3rd-most in MLB behind Arrieta - 23 & Kershaw - 21)

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Rougned Odor (TEX): 3rd second baseman in franchise history with 20 HR (Ian Kinsler and Alfonso Soriano)

Darwin Barney scoops, flicks for the out

It's like Barney has won a Gold Glove at second base before or something.


Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left

Ichiro Suzuki had a quiet night at the plate by going 0-for-4, leaving him two hits shy of the 3,000-hit club, but he dazzled the home crowd by throwing out Kolten Wong at home.


Move, Baez -- get out the way!

The umpire had no problem shoving Javier Baez out of the way to make a call.


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Kenley Jansen is the hero. He finishes off the Diamondbacks in time for fireworks. Huge cheer. Dodgers earn a wild 9-7 victory.

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The Dodgers are giving closer Kenley Kansen 15 minutes to finish off the top of the ninth otherwise there will be no fireworks show as scheduled. The club has a local curfew of 10:55 p.m. for fireworks. There is over 50,000 at Dodger Stadium. No pressure.

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The 7th inning in L.A.: The Dodgers and Diamondbacks combine for 12 runs and use eight pitchers.