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Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Baseball HOF

On Sunday, the storied careers of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza culminated with their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

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Yankees take rubber match from Giants (1:19)
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Yankees 'nearing finish line' on Chapman trade (0:50)
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Cubs' Addison Russell maturing at the plate

Coming off his first All-Star Game appearance, 22-year-old Addison Russell is finding his groove on offense using patience and smarts.

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Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

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On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
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Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.

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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod's accomplishments (0:41)
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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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#MLBRank, Nos. 30-21: Mix of then and now

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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Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

A car dedicated to the Griffeys.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More from Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott: Told me today he sees no reason for the after-effects of Sale's actions to linger, following his return. "I honestly don't think there are fences to mend," Abbott said. "He has been with the organization since he was drafted. The entire organization knows the fiber of Chris Sale. They understand the passion and fierce competitive nature. If they are on board with prioritizing winning, there will not be an issue at all."

Tigers tag Robertson for three solo homers in ninth to tie game

A three-run lead for the White Sox in the ninth inning is not safe as Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all hit solo home runs off of David Robertson to tie Chicago's matchup with Detroit.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott, told me Sunday that Sale has "talked at length" with GM Rick Hahn about Saturday's incident, that the club understands Sale's first priority is winning and that as long as both sides agree on that, "there will not be an issue" once Sale returns from his suspension. "The only thing that matters to Chris Sale is winning," Abbott said, in a text. "If he perceives that something is distracting from that or being prioritized over that, he is going to have a problem with it. There is no better teammate or competitor than Chris and there is no player that cares more about the city of Chicago and its fans than him. "As long as everyone can agree with those sentiments," Abbott went on, "and putting winning and the White Sox fans first, there will never be a problem between Chris and anyone on the staff or in the front office. I think Chris has been very clear on that subject and it was well received. He now wants to focus on his team, teammates and the task at hand - helping the White Sox win ballgames."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers rally falls short. Chicago White Sox win with a walkoff single for the second time today. 5-4 final from U.S. Cellular Field

Altuve hits two home runs as Astros rout Angels

Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run in the first inning and follows it up with a two-run shot in the second as the Astros defeat the Angels 13-3.

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Orioles win with walk-off homer, sweep Indians

Nolan Reimold's pinch hit, walk-off home run boosts Baltimore to a 5-3 victory over Cleveland. It's Baltimore's fourth consecutive victory over Cleveland.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Three solo shots in the ninth inning allow Tigers to tie the game 4-4. Chicago White Sox fans booing reliever David Robertson at U.S. Cellular Field.

Altuve hits two home runs as Astros rout Angels

Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run in the first inning and follows it up with a two-run shot in the second as the Astros defeat the Angels 13-3.

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Altuve hits two home runs as Astros rout Angels

Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run in the first inning and follows it up with a two-run shot in the second as the Astros defeat the Angels 13-3.

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Orioles win with walk-off homer, sweep Indians

Nolan Reimold's pinch hit, walk-off home run boosts Baltimore to a 5-3 victory over Cleveland. It's Baltimore's fourth straight victory over Cleveland.

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I know nobody cares about the Rockies but come on. Trevor Story is one of the best things in baseball this year.

DeShields gives Rangers the lead with homer

Delino DeShields slugs a solo home run to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead over the Royals in the seventh inning, which would be enough to seal the victory.

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Conforto shines on both sides of the ball

Michael Conforto has a spectacular catch in his first career start at center field and scores a run in the Mets' 3-0 win over the Marlins.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Anthony Rizzo's seventh-inning, bases-clearing double was his 17th career go-ahead hit in the seventh inning or later. Cubs now lead the Brewers 6-4 after Ben Zobrist tacked on an RBI single to score Rizzo.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Heard from multiple sources that Hal Steinbrenner still hasn't given go-ahead to Brian Cashman to trade Aroldis Chapman. So nothing imminent

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo clears the bases with a double in the gap to give Chicago a 5-4 lead, then pumps his fist as he pulls into second base. How big is it now that Joe Nathan recovered the last inning to strike out the side and keep the score at 4-1?

Griffey Jr. ends HOF speech in style

Ken Griffey Jr. concludes his Hall of Fame induction speech by putting on a hat backwards -- a signature style he often sported during his playing career.

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