Favoritessettings

play2:22
AP Photo/Alex Gallardo
3h

Gordon suspension shows incentive to cheat outweighs the risks

Despite being suspended for 80 games for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy, the Marlins will still owe Dee Gordon all of the remainder of his $50 million contract.

play
Stephen A.: MLB needs to scare players away from PEDs (1:56)
play
What you missed in MLB while you were watching the draft (0:21)
Norm Hall/Getty Images
1h

The winding path of soon-to-debut Sean Manaea

From glowing reports to doubters to injuries, A's lefty Sean Manaea's historical scouting reports (dating back to his college days) display the hills and valleys a typical prospect must endure.

play
This is SportsCenter: Ortiz breaks in Yankees cap (0:30)
play1:19
Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports
14h

Nationals need a nudge on offense

With the Nationals' offense stymied by the Phillies while Washington got swept, is it time for the Nats to shake up their lineup to get the most out of Bryce Harper and put some runs on the board?

play
Harper strikes out with bases loaded in the eighth (0:21)
play
Everything is going wrong for Pierzynski (0:29)
play
Stanton can't stop hitting home runs (0:21)
play
Machado pads O's lead with grand slam (0:29)
play
Maddon: Wrigley Field is the essence of baseball (2:35)
play
Chris Sale's hot April (1:51)
play1:10
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
2d

Mets' Matt Harvey dials up heat

Matt Harvey threw harder than he has all season, helping him get into a groove and helping the Mets sweep the Reds.

Now

espn @espn

On this date last year, the Orioles and White Sox played in an empty Camden Yards amid riots in Baltimore. [Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images]

MLB ? @mlb

You are so good looking.” Happy birthday, @JerrySeinfeld.

play

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's test time for the 14-7 Nationals, who kick off a 10-day road trip against the Cards, Royals, and Cubs. Gulp. Those three teams have combined for a .625 winning percentage, and a run differential of plus-122. That's a whopping 210 runs better than the minus-88 of Washington's first four foes.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Well, @Phylan, MLBPA set aside doctrine in 2002 and adopted drug testing. Average player salary $4.5m. Do you think that's a 'weak' union?

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Fantasy owners should not look to drop Dee Gordon. He's still an impactful player and he can produce key stats the final two months. Don't let your anger for what he did affect judgment. And add Jarrod Dyson for stolen bases. Quickly.

MLB ? @mlb

When you jack No. 6 and play for the top team in the AL, that’s #ASGWorthy.

SportsCenter @sportscenter

30 years ago today, Roger Clemens set a new MLB record by striking out 20 batters in a game. #FBF

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Re: MLBPA action on PEDS -- MLB has a tough system primarily because players desired a level playing field. Even if it meant busting peers.