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At 34, Tigers' Kinsler is powering up

Speedy and spry, yet still able to hit for power, Ian Kinsler is causing a lot of problems for opponents and making a case that he's the Tigers' MVP.

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Is Reyes the boost the Mets need? (1:33)
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Kurkjian: Indians are for real (1:09)
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What concerns do the Cubs have? (1:50)
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Will Teheran be on the move? (1:45)
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13hKen Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Indians proving that Cleveland rocks

The Cavaliers won the NBA title and now the Indians can't lose. We look at their recent streak and their season outlook.

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The Rays are HR-robbing machines (0:57)
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Baez dives, flips and sticks the landing... in the stands (0:40)
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1dKen Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Zack Greinke is not what he used to be

The Arizona Diamondbacks are not getting what they need from their ace. What is different between this year and last for Zack Greinke? We take a look.

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Greinke steals second with ease (0:20)
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Tigers walk off on wild pitch (0:39)
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Identifying why Travis Shaw struggles on the road

Eno Sarris identifies why Travis Shaw has struggled to hit in road games, referring to spray charts, data comps and even speaking with the Red Sox third baseman, and offers up a solution.

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Which teams are interested in Jose Reyes?

Jim Bowden offers up the latest on Jose Reyes, combining what he's hearing with a little speculation as to where the veteran shortstop could end up.

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    MLB's delicate balance with big data

    Technologies that track player performance are the next frontier in baseball's analytic revolution. But the ever-growing quantification of things never tracked is now forcing MLB to balance big data with "big brother," Rian Watt writes.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto is expected to be demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. He has really struggled. Brandon Nimmo is the new left fielder.

Why is Bryce Harper struggling?

Tim Kurkjian is not concerned about Harper's trouble with the curve.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Big news day: Brandon Nimmo is getting promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to the Mets. He is expected in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Today's confirmed MLB lineups

Evan Longoria is batting third in the first game of a doubleheader for Tampa Bay. Saturday's slate starts at 1:05 p.m. ET. All the lineups

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected Anthony Rizzo returns to the Cubs lineup after missing the last two games (back) while rookie Willson Contreras starts his first one in left field. Jason Heyward once again leads off with Albert Almora batting ninth against the Marlins.

Is Reyes the boost the Mets need?

Tim Kurkjian says that Jose Reyes isn't the player he used to be.

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Jose Reyes returning to New York

Shortly after he becomes a free agent at 1 p.m. ET, the Mets are expected to sign the 33-year-old shortstop, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Story

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rockies will pay at least 140 times more than the Mets would to have Jose Reyes NOT PLAY

Baez dives into stands for absurd grab

If the Chicago Bears are looking for an extra wide receiver, they might want to contact Javier Baez after the baseball season is over.

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Tim Kurkjian: The Indians are for real

Cleveland's seven-game winning streak has been buoyed by an invigorated offense.

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Mookie Betts knows drama

Down to his team's last out, Betts crushed a 98-mph fastball for a two-run home run to tie the game for the Red Sox in the ninth.

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He gon' cry in the car

Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings and Taylor Motter both rob Baltimore of home runs, causing Adam Jones to sarcastically sob.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

More on Jackie Bradley Jr. calling Mookie Betts' shot: "I hate to take a lot of credit," Bradley said, "but I called it. In that situation, it was big. It was a big swing from a big-time player. You have 'The Playmaker' at the plate. It was just something that I was feeling." If the ball hadn't gone over the fence, "I would have probably cried," Betts said.

Davis saves the day with incredible catch

Rajai Davis bobbled the ball at the warning track, somehow hung onto it for the out, then sent it back to the infield for the game-ending double play.

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Taillon's spikes get in the way

Pittsburgh pitcher Jameson Taillon tripped on his own spikes and fell off the mound, getting called for a balk and giving up a run. Not ideal.

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Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Adam Lind hits three-run walk off homer to rally Mariners to 4-3 victory over Cardinals. The large group of Cardinal fans here went silent as Seattle players and fans celebrated.