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Mookie Betts drops three bombs on Orioles

Mookie Betts hit three homers and drove in five runs, and the Red Sox cruised past the Orioles to open a three-game lead in the AL East.

Betts: Never in my life have I had three homers (1:24)
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1hAndrew Marchand

Does the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez have a last act?

One has to wonder if 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez, who has been benched the past two nights, has anything left in the tank after hitting .170 in 2016.

Neymar takes batting practice with Mets (1:22)
Seattle digs the long ball in rout (0:54)
Pedroia on Ortiz: 'We're definitely going to miss him' (2:00)
'Armageddon' if Cubs win World Series (2:32)
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Quiz: Do you know how good Kershaw is?

Yes, we know you know Clayton Kershaw is good. But do you really, REALLY know? Take Jayson Stark's Trivia Tuesday quiz and find out.

15hJim Bowden

Five managers already on the hot seat

Jim Bowden identifies the MLB managers already on the hot seat this season, and his past accuracy could foretell bad news for these five guys.

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16hJayson Stark

What impact would raising the strike zone really have?

Major League Baseball is talking about raising the bottom of the strike zone. But what impact would that really have on the game? Jayson Stark tries to answer that question and more.

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23hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Mets' Harvey knows one gem doesn't fix problems

Matt Harvey easily had his best outing of the season, tossing seven scoreless, two-hit innings against the White Sox. However, he won't declare his struggles a thing of the past just yet.

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MLB Power Rankings: Cubs cruising, but here come the Bucs

The Chicago Cubs are again our unanimous No. 1, but the rival Pittsburgh Pirates took a huge leap forward -- seven spots -- in our Week 8 poll. The Cubs' lead is still comfortable ... for now.

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1dMark Simon & Riley Foreman

Matt Harvey got his fastball back on Monday

Matt Harvey's fastball velocity and effectiveness had been lacking for most of the season. A look at the impact that pitch had in Monday's win.

Zobrist's versatility key to Cubs' success (1:06)
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4dKeith Law

Keith Law's 2016 MLB mock draft 2.0

There's plenty of movement in the first round (and beyond) of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have plenty of indecision about their picks.

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MLB mock draft 2.0: Who is No. 1?

The MLB draft is less than two weeks away. Is Florida lefty A.J. Puk still expected to be No. 1? How high will Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel go? There's plenty of movement in the first round of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have a lot of indecision.


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A wild and crazy game ends in fitting fashion with Angels' C.J. Cron hitting a walkoff homer to seal the win, 11-9, and snuff out a seven-run Tigers rally. Second HR of the game for Cron but first career walkoff. Tigers drops fourth straight game.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts knows teams don't out-slug the Cubs' Jake Arrieta so his club fought fire with fire as Scott Kazmir gave up just one hit over six innings.


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Not sure how many would have predicted this with the wheels falling off in the second inning but, after Ian Kinsler's grand slam in the seventh and Victor Martinez' solo shot in the eighth, it's a tie ballgame here at Angel Stadium, 9-9. Tigers previously trailed 9-2. Add in Anibal Sanchez debacle, Warwick Saupold injury, and a potential setback for Cameron Maybin and it adds up to a truly bizarre night.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts thinking about his hitting streak, now at 24 games? "For sure. Are you kidding? I know each day that I got it. I wake up, I know that I have it. I come to the field, I know I have it."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

It took Xander Bogaerts until his final at-bat Tuesday night to extend his hitting streak to 24 games on a flare single, and the close call didn't escape his notice. "As the game goes on, you know your time is running out, so you try to focus a little bit more, try to put up a good at-bat."

Rockies go deep 7 times against Reds

Charlie Blackmon started it with a solo shot and ended it with a grand slam as the Rockies hit seven total home runs in a win over the Reds.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Jake Arrieta, after the Cubs lost a start of his for the first time since last July.


Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers reliever Warwick Saupold leaves Tigers game in the bottom of the sixth with what appeared to be a groin injury. Saupold went down in pain after making an outstretched reach behind him to try to snag a Miguel Cabrera throw to first base. Alex Wilson replaced him in the game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon discusses reliever Clayton Richard's outing on Tuesday where he gave up 3 hits in the eight inning helping the Dodgers break a scoreless tie.


Pillar makes another amazing grab

If you hit the ball even in the near vicinity of Kevin Pillar, that ball is probably being caught.


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Dodgers snap Cubs' streak of 23 straight regular season wins in games started by Arrieta. It was tied for longest streak in MLB history.