Favoritessettings

play2:08
ESPN.com Illustration
5hDavid Schoenfield

Addition of Aroldis Chapman makes Cubs the team to beat in National League

With Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs have the NL's best bullpen. It doesn't make them World Series locks, but they are now clear favorites to get to there.

play
Iglesias smashes two-run homer (0:20)
Elias Stein
7hESPN.com

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Fan confidence in the Cubs was up last week. With Aroldis Chapman now in the Wrigley Field bullpen, will it go through the roof? Vote now!

Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire
7hTommy Rancel

Forecast for Houston call-up Alex Bregman

Tommy Rancel breaks down the skills and opportunities for highly touted prospect Alex Bregman upon his promotion to the Astros.

ESPN Illustration
10h

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.

Getty Images
7hTommy Rancel

What to expect from David Dahl

The Rockies have called up David Dahl to help bolster their outfield and add some offensive production to the lineup. Tommy Rancel considers his skills and future in the big leagues.

play
Story's two-run shot extends Rockies' lead (0:27)
play
Some of the worst uniforms in sports (0:51)

Now

Orioles walk off on Rockies' error

Jordan Lyles couldn't handle a grounder and Nick Hundley couldn't grab the throw home, allowing Adam Jones to score the winning run.

play0:31

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been emphatic about his reluctance to go to closer Francisco Rodriguez in a 4-out save situation. Made it clear he didn't want to do it again after June 1 game in Anaheim. He did on Monday night, bringing in K-Rod with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth. That decision paid off. 4-2 final as Tigers take first game vs. Red Sox at Fenway

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jeremy Hellickson's trade value continues to go up as he pitched six scoreless innings tonight against the Marlins. He only had one strikeout, but he does have a career-best K rate to go with a 3.65 ERA. He looks like a viable back-end rotation option -- in fact, maybe for the Marlins.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With their 3-2 extra-innings win over the Rockies, the Orioles have now ripped off five straight victories. It's the fifth time this season they've won at least five in a row. If Detroit holds on to beat Boston, the O's will have a two-game lead in the AL East.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers catcher James McCann entered tonight's game batting .194. He delivered with a critical at-bat in the seventh inning. Hit an RBI single to score Justin Upton that extended Tigers lead 3-1. Shane Greene in to replace starter Justin Verlander, who held the Red Sox to 1 run over the first six innings.

Jose Iglesias smashes two-run homer

The Tigers shortstop boomed a home run deep to left field in the top of the sixth to put Detroit up 2-1 over Boston on ESPN.

play0:20

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Blue Jays are facing a tough decision with Aaron Sanchez. In the wild-card era, only Felix Hernandez has had a lower ERA among qualified AL starters age 23 or younger. But with another strong outing so far tonight, he's about to hit his career high in innings. Do they move him to the bullpen to save innings? But can they win the division without him starting? I'd keep him in the rotation and hope for the best.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on the Cubs getting Aroldis Chapman: "I think we're really due to get him, to be honest." Chapman has held Cards to a .099 average.

What Chapman is bringing to the Cubs

Check out Aroldis Chapman's fastest pitches and strikeouts as a preview to what the Chicago Cubs are gaining in their bullpen.

play0:43

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite the two E's, Nolan ArenADO has at least tied up the ADO Bowl by hitting a solo shot to knot the game. Manny MachADO is 1-for-2 and hasn't had a fielding chance yet.