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1hDavid Schoenfield

Aroldis Chapman makes Cubs the team to beat in NL

With Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs have the NL's best bullpen. It doesn't make them World Series locks, but they are now clear favorites to get there.

What can Bregman bring to the Astros? (1:48)
White Sox love to walk off (0:42)
Did a Giants fan help the Reds get a home run? (0:44)
Elias Stein

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Fan confidence in the Cubs was up last week. With Aroldis Chapman now in the Wrigley Field bullpen, will it go through the roof? Vote now!

Yankees edge Astros (1:13)
Sport Science - Griffey & Piazza's sweet swings (2:03)
3hJim Bowden

Top MLB trade targets (plus best fits)

Jim Bowden has the latest on 16 players on the trade block, including which teams have expressed interest in Chris Sale and Jonathan Lucroy.

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11hTommy Rancel

Forecast for Houston call-up Alex Bregman

Tommy Rancel breaks down the skills and opportunities for highly touted prospect Alex Bregman upon his promotion to the Astros.

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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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11hTommy Rancel

What to expect from David Dahl

The Rockies have called up David Dahl to help bolster their outfield and add some offensive production to the lineup. Tommy Rancel considers his skills and future in the big leagues.


Cubs pay a heavy price for Chapman

To get Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs not only gave up a lot of talent but also paid a high moral price, Keith Law writes. Baggage (Insider)

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Cabrera robs Bryant at the wall

Kris Bryant needed a bit more power to get it over a leaping Melky Cabrera.


Sport Science: Swings of Griffey & Piazza

John Brenkus and ESPN Sport Science break down the Cooperstown-worthy swings of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza.


Dickerson smashes dinger to fifth deck

San Diego's Alex Dickerson launched a 452-foot, two-run home run that traveled all the way to the fifth deck at Rogers Centre.


White Sox love to walk off

The White Sox have won their last three games with a walk-off hit in the ninth inning.


Chris Sale apologizes to fans, teammates

"Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not. Do I regret saying business should not be first before winning? Absolutely not. ... I'll never understand why we need to do something on the business side on the field that might impede us winning a game." 'Main focus should be winning'

Saladino the walk-off hero for White Sox

Tyler Saladino rips a single to center that scores J.B. Shuck and gives the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Cubs.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery discuss taking the loss in the ninth inning against the White Sox on Monday after the Cubs scored two runs to tie the game in the top of the inning.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter Jake Arrieta discuss his night on Monday against the Sox where one pitch changed everything,


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"Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not." Chris Sale has apologized to fans and teammates: es.pn/2aqHQqg

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Significant development for Tigers RF J.D. Martinez, who heads to Toledo to begin his rehab assignment tomorrow. Martinez, who has missed five weeks with a fractured elbow, will begin by DH'ing and then eventually resume outfield duties. His bat and timing are top priority right now. Martinez wants to get back as soon as possible: "I'm excited because we're still in the race."

Rangers win on Beltre's walk-off blast

Adrian Beltre smacked a two-run home run in the ninth to give the Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Athletics.


Katie Strang ESPN.com 

There were a number of reasons that manager Brad Ausmus said factored into him going to K-Rod in a four-out save situation, but chief among them was that he felt this game was a must-win. Coming off a pair of walkoff losses yesterday, thought the club needed to stop the bleeding: "I just felt we needed to nail this one down."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After 99 games, the Yankees are three games over .500 for the first time this season.