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Carrasco falls just one strike shy of a no-hitter

Carlos Carrasco became the latest Indians pitcher to flirt with no-hitting the Rays. David Schoenfield writes he has the stuff to dominate the rest of the year.

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Longenhagen: Top 10 international prospects

Eric Longenhagen ranks the top teenage talents who are expected to sign after the international signing period begins Thursday. Hard-throwing Cuban right-hander Yadier Alvarez tops the list.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco leads our nightly list of baseball power rankings.

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Appreciating Brian Dozier's first half

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier deserves an All-Star bid, and it's amazing when you look at where he came from.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Some stories grading Dipoto's LAA work lack any context: B/c of Moreno's Pujols/Wilson/Hamilton deals, Dipoto's options greatly affected.

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Issue of analytics was merely a flashpoint w/LAA. Moreno/Scioscia/Dipoto was a good ol' fashioned Steinbrenner/Billy/nameless GM turf battle

Carrasco falls one out shy of no-hitter

Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid ended on Joey Butler's single with 2 outs in the 9th, the 6th such time it's happened in the past five seasons. It was also the third straight game the Indians had a perfect-game bid against the Rays.

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Lost no-hitter w/ 2 outs in 9th, since 2011 Today: C. Carrasco 2015 S. Miller 2013 M. Wacha 2013 Y. Petit 2013 Y. Darvish 2011 Padres (5 P)

Kyle Lohse with the takedown!

The Brewers pitcher had a great day at the plate Wednesday, but it almost came at a cost when he ran into the sizable Ryan Howard. Watch

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Jose Fernandez is back ... but beware

The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year makes his return from Tommy John surgery Thursday. Exciting news? Most definitely. However, Stephania Bell details a concern. Velocity's good, but concerning

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White Sox power past Cardinals

Melky Cabrera put Chicago ahead for good with a 6th-inning HR, and the White Sox tacked on 6 in the 9th for good measure in a 7-1 win over St. Louis that was delayed twice by rain.

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The crux of the Dipoto-Scioscia dispute

Jim Bowden explains: "Jerry wanted more control of how Mike Scioscia managed the team, and he wasn't able to get that."

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