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Chapman makes Cubs the team to beat in NL

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rangers win on Beltre's walk-off blast

Adrian Beltre smacked a two-run home run in the ninth to give the Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Athletics.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

There were a number of reasons that manager Brad Ausmus said factored into him going to K-Rod in a four-out save situation, but chief among them was that he felt this game was a must-win. Coming off a pair of walkoff losses yesterday, thought the club needed to stop the bleeding: "I just felt we needed to nail this one down."

Dickerson smashes dinger to fifth deck

San Diego's Alex Dickerson launched a 452-foot two-run homer that traveled all the way to the fifth deck at Rogers Centre.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After 99 games, the Yankees are three games over .500 for the first time this season.

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.

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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.