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Houston's short-term gain and long-term pain

The moves to win in 2015 instead of continuing their methodic, rebuilding process have hurt the Astros in 2016 and may have set them back for years to come.

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Who has the edge: Cubs or Nationals?

The Cubs and Nats have MLB's two best records. By the end of the weekend, we should have a better grasp on how they stack up against each other. But why wait until then when we can obsess now?

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Lincecum on the move? (2:12)
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Braden: Too much money involved to deter PED usage (1:49)
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Are PED violators cheaters or are they just trying to make a living? (1:10)
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Ortiz puts Red Sox back in first place

David Ortiz drove in three runs with a home run and a single against the White Sox, and the Red Sox reclaimed first place in the American League East.

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Yankees are too reliant on Alex Rodriguez

The Yankees' problem is not that Alex Rodriguez is hurt. It is that their success depends too heavily on a 40-year-old with two hip surgeries.

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MLB-best Cubs and Nationals set to face off (1:59)
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Harper smacks 10th home run (0:26)
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Tim Kurkjian short stories: Torii Hunter's shoes

Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter was so insistent that his shoes remain spotless that if they got dirty during a game, he'd head back into the clubhouse to clean them.

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Halos in playoffs? Hal-NO (2:33)
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Decline in velocity for King Felix (1:19)
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Trout makes adjustments to get out of slump (0:30)
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Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
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Correa over Harper, Trout, and Machado (1:37)
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Stanton got all of that one (0:23)

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A few lineup changes for Tigers heading into tonight's contest vs. the Indians: Mike Aviles in at SS, Andrew Romine at CF. Michael Fulmer to make his second MLB start after impressive MLB debut in Minneapolis on Friday.

Adrian Gonzalez KO's Rays mascot

The Dodgers got the best of Raymond for the second night in a row.

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He’s leading the league with a .398 BA and a 1.112 OPS … Murph is on FIRE. @Esurance #ASG ballot: MLB.com/vote

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On this date 101 years ago, Cy Young pitched the first perfect game of the modern era. [Credit: Chicago History Museum/Getty Images]