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Power Rankings: Cards a perfect 10

The Cardinals continue to stand above the crowd as they hold tight to the top spot in our rankings for the 10th week in a row.

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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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Aaron Boone @aboone17

Tarp removal here in Pittsburgh. Should be good to go for our 7:00et game on #ESPN. #Cubs/#Buccos. Join us

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.

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Bryant in lineup, lesson learned

Kris Bryant left Sunday's game early with dizzyness after bumping his head into an opponent on a headfirst slide. Bryant is batting 3rd tonight vs. the Pirates (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), and said he won't be sliding headfirst in the future.

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Price impresses in Blue Jays debut

An 8-inning, 11-strikeout gem is a good way to introduce yourself to a new fan base. That's what David Price did today in Toronto's 5-1 win.

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Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

The top 3 National League rookies in OPS: 1) Randal Grichuk (.902); 2) Ben Paulsen (.847); 3) Maikel Franco (.823).

Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

The Joc Pederson vs. Kris Bryant NL ROY narrative has taken a hit with both players going through extended slumps.

White Sox call up a Thompson

Trayce Thompson, brother of Warriors guard Klay Thompson, joins Chicago today from Triple-A Charlotte. Thompson, an outfielder, earned his promotion by hitting .260 with 23 doubles, 13 HRs and 39 RBIs at Triple-A.

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What to watch for in MLB 2nd half

With the trade deadline behind us, it's time to ponder over other matters such as: do the Blue Jays have the firepower to catch the Yankees in the AL East? And: are the Mets a real threat to the Nationals? 10 big storylines

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Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

AJ Burnett was diagnosed w/a flexor strain in his right elbow today. He received a PRP injection & estimated time of return is approx 4 wks.

Giants put Joe Panik on 15-day DL

San Francisco loses Panik, the NL second base leader in OPS (.816), due to lower back inflammation. In response, the Giants recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Zack Wheeler visiting Mets in Miami. Says he was so convinced he was gone, he was studying Brewers roster. Threw three times last week.

MLB power rankings: Cards not budging

For the 10th straight week, St. Louis tops the list. And why not? The Cardinals' 67-38 record is best in MLB by 4.5 games. The other 29

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David Price dominates, Blue Jays win

Toronto's new pitcher struck out 11 in 8 innings and Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins hit home runs for a 5-1 Blue Jays win. Torii Hunter's 17th HR was the only run for the Twins. Box score

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David Price pays off instantly for Jays

In his first start with Toronto, Price struck out 11 in 8 innings of work. It's just the 10th time in his career he has gone at least 8 innings with at least 10 K's. He is 7-2 in the previous 9 games. The Jays lead 5-1. Follow live

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

No surprise in the lineup. Schwarber sits with Lester on the mound and lefty for Pirates. Deno bats 2nd. Bryant hits 3rd

Donaldson 2, Twins 1

Josh Donaldson's 2-run home in the fifth gives the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead. He also has a double. Donaldson drove in Troy Tulowitzki with his 27th HR of the season, 2 shy of his career high. Follow live

WATCH: David Price on SportsCenter

Toronto's new pitcher is living up to the hype so far. Despite giving up a 2nd-inning HR by Torii Hunter, Price has 7 K's in 4 innings. SportsCenter will continue to provide updates on his start. Live on ESPNEWS, WatchESPN

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David Price to Brian Dozier: Sit down

Price already has 7 K's through 4 innings of his first Blue Jays start, including Dozier twice. It's the 89th times in 203 career starts he has at least 7 strikeouts. Jays and Twins are tied 1-1. Follow live

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Goins goes yard for Blue Jays

Light-hitting Ryan Goins hit his 3rd HR of the season to give the Jays a 1-1 tie with the Twins. David Price takes the mound for his 3rd inning of work, already having 4 K's. Follow live