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A-Rod takes on Texas

Alex Rodriguez is turning 40, but he ripped his 24th homer of the year for the Yankees against the Rangers.

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Scouting Mets, Yankees Double-A prospects

Keith Law takes in an Eastern League game -- played in less than two hours -- and brings back scouting reports on a few Mets and Yankees prospects.

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Keri: A culmination in Cooperstown

The Hall of Fame induction Sunday was a moment to celebrate, and Pedro Martinez was the beaming figure at the center of it all.

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8hMark Saxon

Trade deadline pulse: July 27

The Dodgers have until Friday to land the starting pitcher(s) they so desperately want and, if rumors are true, there is no lack of alternatives.

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Aroldis Chapman on the move too? (6:13)
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DraftKings obtains additional $300M in financing

Daily fantasy sports site DraftKings announced it secured an additional $300 million in financing from, among others, Major League Baseball, the NHL and Major League Soccer.

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A-Rod hits homer on 40th birthday

Alex Rodriguez became the 6th player in big league history to homer on his 40th birthday, and also set the record with 6 career HRs on his birthday.

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A-Rod sets birthday HR record

Alex Rodriguez is celebrating his 40th birthday in style, as he hit a shot into right field for his 24th HR of the season to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead over the Rangers. He now has 6 career HRs on his birthday, most all time. Follow live

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Johnson blows save, O's force extras

Braves closer Jim Johnson allowed back-to-back singles, and J.J. Hardy scored Adam Jones on a sac fly to tie the ballgame in the ninth inning. There's free baseball in Baltimore. Follow live

Wong's slam gives Cardinals lead

Kolten Wong clubbed his second career grand slam in the bottom of the 4th to give St. Louis a 4-1 lead over the Reds. Wong's other grand slam came on his first career HR last year. Follow live

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J.J. Hardy sac fly to left plates Adam Jones. A round of "Seven Nation Army" on the house. Tie ballgame.

Cubs roar back against Rockies

After going down in order in the first 3 innings, Chicago has batted around in the 4th, putting up 6 runs to take a 6-4 lead and knocking out Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa. Follow live

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The "Charge" trumpet just petered out in mid-blast. O's don't seem to care. Jones single, then Wieters single. Runners at corners, 0 out.

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Adonis Garcia goes oppo off Britton to give Braves 1-0 lead in 9th - to the delight of a surprising number of Braves fans here in B'more.

Braves break scoreless tie in ninth

Adonis Garcia got hold of a 1-0 pitch and sent it to the right-field seats for the game's first score to give the Braves a 1-0 lead over the Orioles in the 9th. It was only the second HR Zach Britton has allowed this season (he hadn't allowed a HR in 25 appearances, covering 25 2/3 IP). Follow live

Tigers get one back on Rays

Yoenis Cespedes hit his 16th HR of the season in 7th to put Detroit on the board but couldn't scratch out any more runs. Tampa Bay leads 3-1 in the 7th. Follow live

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David Ortiz has 14 straight 20-HR seasons Only longer streaks Hank Aaron 20 Babe Ruth 16 A-Rod 15 Barry Bonds 15 Willie Mays 15

Scoreless through 8 at Camden Yards

The Braves have six hits and the O's have three heading to the ninth in tonight's series opener. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman allowed six hits and fanned five over a career high 7 2/3 IP, while Braves starter Alex Wood struck out seven over 7 1/3 IP. First team to score wins? Follow live

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Braves' RHP Frasor walking Chris Davis with 2 outs, runner on 2nd. To get to Machado. This. Should. Be. Interesting.

J.C. Ramirez headed to Seattle

The Diamondbacks traded the RHP to the Mariners for cash or future considerations. Ramirez has a 4.11 ERA this season in 15.1 innings of relief.

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