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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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Closeout Sale: White Sox ace much more efficient

Chris Sale has taken a different approach to getting outs this season. He's made adjustments and gotten help from his defense, as Stats & Info notes.

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Carew: Rose over Suzuki 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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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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Weak schedule has benefitted the Cubs

The Cubs have done their part in putting up the second-best record in MLB. But as Jeff Sullivan details, their schedule has been extremely kind to this point, while the Rangers' has been unkind.

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


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Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda gave up 2 runs on 5 hits over 5.2 IP against the Cards. The team's well-used bullpen will have to pick up another 3.1 IP. Dodgers lead 7-2, T7.

Giants go ahead in the 12th inning

Mac Williamson drove in the winning run to lift the Giants to a 2-1 win over the Yankees, good for San Francisco's first win since the All-Star break.


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That's 10 straight Cubs retired by Milwaukee's Zach Davies. Anthony Rizzo's first-inning single is Chicago's only hit through six innings.

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UPDATE: According to multiple reports, Chris Sale did not want to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, and the matter escalated.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi felt bunting Jacoby Ellsbury in extras was the right move because he had speed at third and just needed a sac fly. Of course that didn't happen.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi on this loss: "This one stings."

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Giants 2, Yankees 1 (12). San Francisco has snapped its six-game losing streak in 4 hours, 25 minutes.

Sale scratched after uniform displeasure

According to multiple reports, White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's start after expressing displeasure over having to wear throwback uniforms. Story

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Let's play arbitrary end-points: Since Ben Zobrist's average reached its apex on May 28 (.354), he's now hitting .175 in 160 ABs since.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants take a 2-1 lead in the 12th on Mac Williamson's single up the middle off Anthony Swarzak which scored Trevor Brown.

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Kris Bryant's two-out error has created a precarious spot for John Lackey. Two on for Jonathan Lucroy, who he has struggled against.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Dellin Betances just airmailed an intentional walk pitch over Brian McCann's head, but Angel Pagan couldn't score from third. Then the Yankees changed course and had Betances pitch to Brandon Crawford, and Betances got him to ground to second to end the 12th. Oh my. Gotta love baseball.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees just left the bases loaded. Manager Joe Girardi's decision to bunt Jacoby Ellsbury, taking the bat out of hot hitter Carlos Beltran's hands could prove costly. On to the 11th ...

Chris Sale scratched for something 'silly'

Jerry Crasnick said the scratch stemmed from "some sort of confrontation" with the front office or staff, and not with a teammate.