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Kris Bryant drives Cubs with historic performance

Kris Bryant is the first in major league history to hit three home runs and two doubles in one game, which almost made us forget about the issues with Jake Arrieta and the bullpen.

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The beginning of the end for Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is determined to prove people wrong, but with the Yankees benching him for a second consecutive game, he will need to find some magic beans to discover his past success.

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Rangers outlast rain delay to rally past Yankees (0:58)
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Would you buy into the Indians? (0:59)
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Kruk: Kris Bryant is a complete player (0:58)
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Correa: 'Everything's starting to click' (1:15)
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Phillies pitcher takes on mascot in rock, paper, scissors (0:15)
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Leary on Red Sox fandom: I care, but don't really (0:50)
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Corey Seager posting All-Star numbers as a rookie

During his first full season in the majors, Corey Seager is showing why is showing why he was baseball's top prospect. Will the Dodgers shortstop be rewarded with a trip to the Midsummer Classic?

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Jurickson Profar 2.0: Has he finally emerged?

Former scout/front-office exec Tony Blengino shares his scouting observations of hot-hitting Jurickson Profar from many years ago and how they apply now, then puts it all in perspective.

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Despite a rough patch, it's been a special season for the Cubs. But will it be 1908 special? Let us know what you think in our weekly poll.

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Pitching the key to Indians' nine-game winning streak (1:08)
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Stephen Strasburg injury is Nationals' nightmare

With Stephen Strasburg hurt again, you couldn't blame GM Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals if they're feeling a bit anxious about their $175 million investment.

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Crasnick: Cubs could use one more reliever (0:59)
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Kershaw falls short of high expectations

Clayton Kershaw wasn't his usual dominant self, and the Dodgers didn't provide much support, allowing Pirates starter Chad Kuhl to shine in his MLB debut.

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Tony Blengino

Jurickson Profar 2.0: Has he finally emerged?

Former scout/front-office exec Tony Blengino shares his scouting observations of hot-hitting Jurickson Profar from many years ago and how they apply now, then puts it all in perspective.

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Early list of potential All-Star snubs

Picking the All-Star teams is always hard. Here is Buster Olney's list of players who should be considered but may be left behind because of a ballot crunch.

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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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Bryant prefers mashed over baked

Three homers from the Cubs' Kris Bryant against the Reds on Monday night? No big deal. They just traveled a cool, combined 1,265 feet.

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Trout pulls one out of the dirt

Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.

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Ro Sham Baseball!

Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin lost his hat to Diamondbacks mascot Baxter. The only way to get it back? Throwing that rock, paper, scissors.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankee game is expected to resume at 2:15 a.m. The Rangers have a man on, no outs, down a run in the 9th. The Yanks have already used Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Do you believe in miracles? They are taking the tarp off the field as we approach the three hour mark of the rain delay. It appears we may resume this game that was delayed with the Yankees up a run on the Rangers with no outs and a man on in the ninth.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tarp coming off at Yankee Stadium... rain delay closing on 3 hours...

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The rain delay is approaching three hours with no end in sight. The Yankees were leading by one run in the ninth when Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman couldn't find the strike zone in the wet conditions. A complaining Joe Girardi convinced the umpires to delay the game with a man on and no out. Rangers manager Jeff Banister disagreed, realizing if the game were eventually called his team would lose. The rain was coming down at the same rate as the previous innings. With Texas having a chance to win the game in the ninth, the umpires will likely wait until the skies clear. There may be less than 100 fans remaining here.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Only a handful of fans left as the rain gets harder and harder in the Bronx. Yankees-Rangers in a rain delay called in the top of the 9th inning with Texas down 6-5 and 1 man on with no outs and a 3-1 count on Shin-Soo Choo against Aroldis Chapman.

Kruk: Kris Bryant is a complete player

ESPN's John Kruk explains why Kris Bryant is a complete player that doesn't care where in the field he plays as long as he gets his at-bats to help produce runs for his team.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's manager John Farrell on using Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara and closer Craig Kimbrel in final three innings of Red Sox's 13-7 loss to Rays: "Koji and obviously Craig had not pitched since Friday. It was a chance to get them to the mound. Yeah, you don't like to see them throw 20-plus pitches." Matt Barnes and Heath Hembree were unavailable after being taxed over weekend in Texas.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Yankees-Rangers game resumes and no one sees it, does it still count?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was thrilled with Kris Bryant's performance on Monday but not so much in his own.

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