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Looking at baseball's two best teams

While the Cardinals continue to lead the majors in wins, the Astros are showing they could soon be baseball's best team.

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Doug Mittler

Mittler: Relevant midseason MLB stat trends

Laying out some of the more interesting and relevant statistical trends around MLB at the midseason point, including a decrease in walks and sacrifice bunts and an increase in shifts.

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Best walk-off home runs so far in 2015 (1:50)
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Blue Jays should trade for Jeff Samardzija

There might be bigger names out there, perhaps more effective starters, too, but the White Sox right-hander could be a solid option at the right price.

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Rancel: Top prospects from 2014 Futures Game

Tommy Rancel looks back at the 2014 MLB Futures Game and breaks down the top prospects still yet to reach the major leagues. He leads with Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.

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Sunday's power rankings

Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.

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The Body Issue

It's time for ESPN The Magazine's seventh annual celebration of athletes' bodies, where we admire the potential of the human form and stand in awe of those who push their physiques to profound frontiers.

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Cubs, White Sox to honor legends

On July 12, the entire Cubs team will wear No. 14 throwback uniforms in honor of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, while the White Sox will be wearing throwbacks with Minnie Minoso's No. 9 for an Aug. 14 game. Banks and Minoso passed away this offseason.

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Bryce Harper poses for the Body Issue

"I wish my abs were a little bit better. God gave me a great body, but I think my abs could be better than they are." Q&A

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Perception of some other teams is that the Braves are open to moving Cameron Maybin as a sell-high item before July 31.

Harper HR Derby decision coming today

All-Star OF Bryce Harper said he'll decide whether to compete in the Home Run Derby today. Harper, whose 25 HRs are tied for 2nd in MLB, finished second in the 2013 HR Derby.

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Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

Tickets on all levels still available for tonight's Sale-Buehrle game. Sale K-Zone is sold out. Large walk-up sales are expected.

Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

White Sox have sold upward of 4,000 tix since the Sale-Buehrle matchup was set. Sell out is still not anticipated at this time.

David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

For first time in franchise history, the Red Sox didn't record a putout at 1B yesterday: 14 SO, 10 FO, 1 CS, one 3-1 PO and a batter int.