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3hCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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27mDan Szymborski

Manny Machado as good as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper

Manny Machado was very valuable as a third-sacker but is even more valuable as a shortstop, a position with fewer big bats. As Dan Szymborski shows, he's now in Mike Trout-Bryce Harper territory.

You never know who you'll run into outside a Cubs-Cardinals game (0:59)
More concern for Sale or Harvey? (2:28)
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David Price living a charmed life in Boston

While David Price has made progress after a slow start, Boston's ace has benefited from a blistering offense that has covered up his early mistakes.

Jackie Bradley Jr. halfway to Joltin' Joe (0:25)
Martin sends Seattle fans home happy (0:42)
Minor league manager has another epic ejection (2:03)
Outside Baseball: Remembering Bochy's large helmet (1:53)
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1dBuster Olney

Three potential suitors if Yanks trade Beltran

Buster Olney explains why the Yanks should trade veteran Carlos Beltran and examines his trade market, details Giancarlo Stanton's struggles and more.

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How well do you know The 100-100 Club?

CC Sabathia won his 100th game for the Yankees on Friday. In another lifetime, he won 106 for the Indians. Think of the trivia possibilities! (Actually, Jayson Stark did think of them -- so come test your knowledge!)

Story Time: Why 19-year-old Ozzie Guillen got beaned and charged the mound with his bat (3:11)
Kyle Rudolph's unique way of announcing wife is pregnant (0:56)
Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son has a blast at practice (0:27)


Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is expected to rejoin the Yankees tomorrow after a rehab game in Trenton today. A-Rod has been on the DL with a hamstring injury.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is out tonight with a neck injury, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. No word yet on how long he may be out. He is going to meet with the team doctor later today. Girardi described himself as "concerned." Dustin Ackley is starting at first.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

It had been 384 days since Jake Arrieta had a Game Score as low or lower than his 40 today.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With Bryce Harper getting the day off, the Nats lost their rubber match against the Mets, 2-0. The two division rivals have now split six games this season, with each team winning a series on the road. Washington now leads New York by a half-game in the NL East.

Regular-season records don’t guarantee rings

The Warriors wouldn't be the first team to win the regular season but miss out on a title.


MLB ? @mlb

🚨 491 feet 🚨 Nomar Mazara smashes the longest home run of 2016, per Statcast.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup tonight. Dustin Ackley is starting at first. No word yet if it is anything more than just a day off.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta has given up four earned runs for the first time since June 16 of last year, a span of 30 reg season starts. Cubs were up 6-1, now 6-4 over the Cardinals in the 4th.

Olney: Yankees may shop Andrew Miller

Buster Olney speculates with Russillo and Kanell whether the Yankees could deal the relief pitcher for younger arms.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta gave up a first inning run on Wednesday for the first time since May 29, 2015. But the Cubs erased the 1-0 deficit to the Cardinals scoring six times in the second behind Ben Zobrist's two hits. He's batting .346 as he turns 35 tomorrow.