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Rogers: Cubs' Arrieta just wants to dominate

Jake Arrieta has established himself as one of the most consistent starters in the game, supported by his win Tuesday against the Pirates. His next goal: domination.

Balk or ball? (0:32)
Flores' elusive slide (0:28)
AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
Greatest rain delay moments (1:28)
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Molly Knight: In Pursuit Of The Dream

Being a woman in the locker room with an unconventional career path didn't stop Molly Knight from building trust with players and the women around them for "The Best Team Money Can Buy."

Cole talks proposing to Brandon Crawford's sister (1:46)
The weird season of the Athletics (2:18)
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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

Waiver trade deadline candidates (2:31)


Baseball's rain delay shenanigans

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.


Dozier's diving stop in style

Brian Dozier made a leaping grab to rob Jays C Russell Martin of a hit look too easy, earning a couple style points in the process.


SportsCenter @sportscenter

#PhotoOfTheNight: Starlin Castro and Addison Russell celebrate their 5-0 win against the Pirates. The Cubs have won 6 straight games.

Alex Gordon does indoor batting practice

The Royals LF injured his groin in July and expects to rejoin the team by the end of August. Gordon hopes to take outdoor batting practice over the weekend.

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Jayson Werth: Division is Nats to lose

The Mets might be first in the NL East at the moment, but Washington's Werth isn't worried: "We're a great second-half team. ... Half our team has been hurt all year. That's the reality of it. When we all get back, we're right there, in first place." (via Washington Post)

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Nelson Cruz homers in 5th straight game

It's his second 5-game homer streak this season. making him the 5th player in MLB history to homer in five straight games twice in one season, joining Chase Utley, Barry Bonds, and Hall-of-Famers Frank Thomas and Harmon Killebrew. (via Elias)

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Tulo makes Toronto a threat

The Blue Jays are 6-1 since Troy Tulowitzki's first game on July 29. He and Josh Donaldson have formed a dynamic duo at the top of the lineup -- since Tulo's arrival, Blue Jays' 1-2 hitters lead the AL in OPS and lead MLB in HRs.

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

John Olerud turns 47 today. ... Kurtis Horne is 19. ... Chasen Bradford is 26. ... Craig Missigman is 22.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The best run differentials in MLB: 1. Toronto +112 2. St. Louis +109 3. Houston +82 4. Yankees +70 5. Dodgers, Royals +63.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Padres are 3-2 since the trade deadline, and are 7 games back in the race for the second wildcard; 55 games to play.