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8hDanny 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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1hJayson 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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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.

Athletics execute well in win over Twins (1:26)
Bogaerts extends hitting streak with RBI double (0:26)
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17hMark 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.

Harvey shines against White Sox (1:13)
Zobrist's versatility key to Cubs' success (1:06)
Maddon regrets not serving in military (1:02)
America's pastime's connection with Memorial Day (1:08)
A salute to professional athletes who served in the military (1:07)
Lindor dunks wad of gum on reporter (0:26)
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.

On this date: Rickey Henderson sets stolen base record (1:02)


Butera with Gatorade bath fail

Royals catcher Drew Butera looked to drench Eric Hosmer after a 6-2 win over the Rays. It didn't go as planned.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how Tuesday's New York tabloids played Matt Harvey's rebound start on their covers.

WWII veteran throws first pitch

U.S. Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Burke Waldron, 92, fired the first pitch out before the Mariners' game on Memorial Day.


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Dodgers (Kazmir) at Cubs (Arrieta), 8 ET on ESPN Cubs have won each of Arrieta's last 23 starts, tied for the longest streak in MLB history

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Cubs have outscored their opponents by 133 runs in 49 games this season. Only three teams have ever posted a better mark through 50 games

Goldschmidt's home run makes a splash

The Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run in the first inning that landed in the hot tub in right-center field.


Chacin dazzles Tigers for complete game

The Angels' Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 batters and went the distance for a complete game victory over the Tigers.


The Dark Knight returns to form

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey struck out six while allowing only two hits and no runs in seven innings of work. The Mets beat the White Sox 1-0.


Bogaerts extends hitting streak

Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 23 games with an RBI double in the third inning against the Orioles.


Mazara smacks home run way on out

The Rangers' Nomar Mazara crushed an Austin Adams pitch 453 feet to dead center field into the trees at Cleveland's Progressive Field.


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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers drop third straight game with a 5-1 loss to the Angels. Wheels fall off in the eighth inning and an otherwise stellar start by Justin Verlander is spoiled. Credit to Jhoulys Chacin, who pitched very well, but Tigers offense came up painfully short.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

An incongruous pitching line for Tigers ace Justin Verlander: 7 1/3 IP, 4H, 4R, 4ET, 7Ks, 116 pitches. Hardly a reflection of his night, but Tigers imploded in eighth. 5-0 Angels.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers ace Justin Verlander leaves the game with one out remaining in the eighth and Detroit trailing 3-0. Critical sequence of events with Andrew Romine making diving catch at short, but throw to home not in time. Catcher James McCann charged with error after off-balance throw to first. Angels open up a 1-0 lead, tacking on an extra pair of runs. Appears likely a stellar performance from Verlander will be for naught.

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For his next trick, Miggy will make this helmet levitate.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Hometown boy Andrew Romine the one to break up Angels' Jhoulys Chacin no-hit bid in the sixth inning. Tigers INF with a two-out sharp single to left. Justin Verlander gave up his first hit of the game against leadoff batter CJ Cron in the fifth. Still, superb pitching from both players through 7 innings tonight

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Quite the pitching duel developing here at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. 12 up, 12 down for both Justin Verlander and Jhoulys Chacin through the first four innings.