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OTL: More steroid busts coming from MLB

MLB is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, which was common in the 1970s, a source told Outside the Lines.

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Cubs complete dominant sweep of Pirates

In what was viewed as a meeting of division contenders, the Cubs outscored the Pirates 20-5 in an impressive road sweep of their NL Central rival.

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Tim Kurkjian short stories: Torii Hunter's shoes

Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter was so insistent that his shoes remain spotless that if they got dirty during a game, he'd head back into the clubhouse to clean them.

Harper smacks 10th home run (0:26)
Trout ties game with long ball (0:21)
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Is tonight the night Boston finally wins behind Buchholz?

The Red Sox are 0-5 in games started by Clay Buchholz and 15-6 in games started by any other pitcher. The righty will look to lower his 6.51 ERA against the White Sox on Wednesday Night Baseball (8 ET on ESPN/WatchESPN).

Correa over Harper, Trout, and Machado (1:37)
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What's wrong with the Yankees? Quite a bit

The Yankees have stumbled to an 8-16 start, their worst through 24 games since 1991, and they sit in last place in the AL East. So how have the Bronx Bombers become the Bronx Bummers? Let us count the ways.

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Red Sox stymied by streaking White Sox

Even with knuckleballer Steven Wright delivering a winnable game on Tuesday night, the offense-throttling White Sox kept the Red Sox in check.

Samardzija gets so mad he breaks his bat over his knee (0:23)
Kurkjian: It's ridiculous what Arrieta is doing (1:01)
Roark's pitch goes just a bit outside (0:17)
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Big Papi to play himself in movie "Patriots Day"

Red Sox DH David Ortiz will play himself in "Patriots Day" and reenact his speech in Fenway Park just days after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.

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Have a night, Justin Smoak!

Justin Smoak became the first Toronto Blue Jays player to tie it in the ninth with a home run and win it in the 10th with a home run.

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Dodgers prank Raymond the mascot (0:21)
Is bad blood good for baseball? (2:14)
The Start of Carlos Correa (0:50)

We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.


Bryce Harper smacks 10th home run

The 2015 NL MVP got in on the Nationals' 13-2 rout of the Royals with this dinger to right.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester had another one of those moments on the mound today. After fielding a comebacker the ball got wedged in his glove so he threw his glove over to first base with the ball in it. Anthony Rizzo dropped his own glove to catch Lester's and the Cubs got the out.


Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Looks like Tigers-Indians game will start on time tonight, despite weather concerns. Tarp is off here at Progressive Field.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltran both downplayed the urgency of the meeting the team held prior to Tuesday's loss. Alex Rodriguez had revealed that he told his teammates they could score five runs per game. Beltran said A-Rod made the statement during the team's regular hitters' meeting that occurs before each series to go over the opposition's pitchers. Girardi emphasized to his hitters to stay positive during the session, according to Beltran. While not declaring the contents of his message, Girardi agreed that the team should be able to average five runs per game.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi went to his patented, "It is not what you want," as he spoke about Alex Rodriguez's injury


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said that the timing of his injury could not have been worse, while Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there is never a good time to lose your No. 3 hitter.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he was hoping to avoid the DL, but you can't fool an MRI. "The machine doesn't lie."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez also revealed the team had a meeting prior to last night's loss in which he told his teammates that there is no reason they can't score five runs per game.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Spoke to Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer, who was thrilled to get another start on Thursday after making his MLB debut and collecting a win on Friday. Goals for tmrw's outing: stay committed to the fastball, pound the zone, and mix in some changeups vs. lefties. Said that the way Friday's game went, he didn't see any reason to shy away from fastball, but that Thurs may pan out differently. Fulmer knows he has no control over what lies beyond Friday's game but hopes to make a statement and prove he belongs: "That's always my goal. "

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Chicago sweeps! Ben Zobrist's 3-run blast lifts Cubs over NL Central rival Pirates, 6-2, at PNC Park.