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Matt Harvey knows one game 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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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.

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America's pastime's connection with Memorial Day (1:08)
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Cubs fan misses out on foul ball, loses hat (0:35)
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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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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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Peripheral numbers offer optimism for Harvey

Tony Blengino, who scouted Matt Harvey when the Mets righty was just 15, takes a deep dive into his 2016 scouting data and peripheral numbers and has one conclusion: (almost) nothing to see here.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough blow for Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis, confirmed by the team to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He will have season-ending surgery.

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Matt Holliday discusses what it feels like to hit a 466-foot home run and other topics:


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Tigers' Andrew Romine will be playing SS tonight, a nice opportunity for him to play at his hometown stadium. His father Kevin, who played for the Boston Red Sox, will be on hand for tonight's game against the Angels. Romine got to spend last night in his own bed, see his family, wife, dogs, etc. Was a nice reprieve from the road: "It's home. It's really home."

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Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is on track to make his return from a groin injury on Friday against the Chicago White Sox, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Zimmermann did fielding and agility drills today and is slated to throw another bullpen session tomorrow.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist tied his career high with a hit in his 16th consecutive game while earlier reaching base with a walk making it 35 straight starts he's gotten on. He scored the first run of the game as the Cubs lead the Dodgers 1-0 in the 5th.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi compared Luis Severino to Roy Haladay. Severino, 22, was sent to Triple-A on Monday after beginning the year at 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA. "This is not unusual," Girardi said. "This is not abnormal. I'll bring up a name right here we saw -- Roy Halladay. He got sent back down because he struggled. He figured it out and was pretty darn good. This is not unusual. This is part of the process young players."

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Cubs say Jason Hammel left Monday's game against the Dodgers because of cramping in his right hamstring. He's being evaluated.

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Here comes Sean Doolittle to get last out of the seventh. Good news for Ryan Madson owners. Still closing!

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Jason Hammel left Monday's game against the Dodgers before the start of the third inning after experiencing what looked like a right leg injury, perhaps a cramp. He tried throwing with trainers looking on but left in favor of Travis Wood. It's 0-0 in the 3rd.

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Carlos Martinez, aided by interpreter Alexandra Noboa, discusses his eight dominant innings vs. the Brewers:


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Dustin Ackley has a torn labrum, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Surgery is a possibility, which would likely finish the reserve first baseman for the season. At the moment, the Yankees will have backup catcher Austin Romine act as the main backup to Mark Teixeira at first.

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Marco Hernandez's first career home run

The Red Sox 3B made sure his first homer counted. His eighth inning, three-run blast increased Boston's lead to 7-2 over Baltimore.