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Sale scratched over reported issue with uniform

Chris Sale reportedly expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, leading to the team scratching him from a scheduled start against the Tigers.

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6hKyle Brasseur, Special to ESPN.com

Red Sox fall apart against cellar-dwelling Twins

A struggling David Price and a faulty bullpen were the reasons why the Boston Red Sox dropped a second straight game to the woeful Minnesota Twins.

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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod's accomplishments (0:41)
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Kurkjian: Red Sox best positioned to win AL East (1:04)
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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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3dJim Bowden

Ranking MLB trade options at each position

Jim Bowden ranks the trade options at each position, finding a strong supply of relievers and outfielders but not starting pitchers and infielders.

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10hJerry Crasnick

Carew backs Rose over Ichiro as career hit king

Rod Carew will gladly welcome Ichiro Suzuki into the Hall of Fame fraternity when the time comes. But baseball has only one career hit leader in Carew's estimation, and his name is Pete Rose.

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#MLBRank, Nos. 30-21: Mix of then and now

Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout were two of five active players to appear from Nos. 30 to 21 in our #MLBRank survey. But where did they land among all-timers like Jackie Robinson and Jimmie Foxx?

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

This week's power rankings: 1. Nationals 2. Cubs 3. Indians 4. Red Sox 5. Orioles 6. Giants 7. Dodgers 8. Astros 9. Marlins 10. Rangers

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Twins (Milone) at Red Sox (Porcello), 1:35 ET Rick Porcello (BOS): 9-0, 2.98 ERA at home this season

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Giants: win snaps season-high 6-game losing streak...Nelson Cruz: 4th career 7-RBI game and 3 of those games have been against the Blue Jays

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Most HR as a SS - Rookies in MLB History 1997 Nomar Garciaparra 30 2016 Trevor Story 26 2007 Troy Tulowitzki 24

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Most HR – Catchers in MLB History Mike Piazza 427 Johnny Bench 389 Carlton Fisk 376 Yogi Berra 358

Sale's tension not just about throwbacks

Jerry Crasnick said: "This is something that arises when you have ongoing tension and a little thing gets blown up into a big thing."

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Ken Griffey Jr.'s electrifying career

Before he gets enshrined in Cooperstown, soak in some of the best highlights of his 22-year journey.

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Ken Griffey by the numbers: 630 HR, 6th all-time 10 Gold Gloves, T3rd-most by OF 99.3 pct of HOF voters put him on ballot, most in history

Mike Piazza's legendary career

The top moments from arguably the best power-hitting catcher captivated the hearts of baseball fans.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Among those who played at least 50 percent of their games at catcher, Mike Piazza is 1st in HR, 4th in RBIs, 6th in hits, 6th in WAR

Trevor Story puts up monster night

Story's 4-for-4 outing including two homers, three runs and five RBIs. Whew!

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John Travolta approves of this home run

Cincinnati's Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer, earning applause from the actor.

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Ken Griffey Jr.: 'Ichiro is the world hit king'

Ken Griffey Jr. calls Pete Rose the hit king, but tips his hat to Ichiro Suzuki for 4,200-plus hits.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will not start tomorrow. Manager Robin Ventura declined to discuss situation further or comment on any potential discipline action.

Gattis crushing it with 2-homer day

Evan Gattis had himself a day, smashing a pair of home runs in the Astros' win over the Angels.

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Dodgers snap Cardinals' win streak at 5

After going 16 innings the night before, the Dodgers snapped the Cardinals' five-game win streak with a 7-2 victory.

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Brewers use long ball to beat Cubs

The Brewers took advantage of a trio of home runs, including two from Kirk Nieuwenhuis, to top the Cubs 6-1.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about he two-homer came from Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Satursay's game hitting .195.

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Nationals walk off on Drew's pinch-hit

Stephen Drew's pinch-hit triple in the ninth lifted the Nationals to a 3-2 walk-off win over the Padres.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera reacts after dropping to 0-for-his-last-31 with runners in scoring position. It's the longest active drought by a position player in the majors and six shy of matching the franchise record.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom reacts to the second shortest start of his career. He said a late velocity drop was attributable to throwing so many pitches -- 94 -- in 3 2/3 innings.

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