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Kid overjoyed to get Kris Bryant card

Pure joy.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a knee contusion after crashing into the fence Wednesday, Yasiel Puig was in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday in the series finale at Milwaukee.

Coastal Carolina on verge of history

If Coastal Carolina wins the College World Series (1 p.m. ET on ESPNU), it would join an elite group of teams to win a title after being down to their final out.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Starlin Castro gets the day off today, and Ronald Torreyes gets a rare day on as the Yankees go for the split against the Rangers this afternoon. Here's the lineup vs RHP A.J. Griffin: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Teixeira 1b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Hicks rf, Torreyes 2b. Pineda pitching

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Of course Madison Bumgarner should make the DH defunct tonight! Slugging pct. over the last 3 seasons: Bumgarner .443 Pedro Alvarez .442 Evan Longoria .441 Jay Bruce .440 Mark Teixeira .439

OTD: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit 25th HRs

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig each hit his 25th home run of the season. This was just the beginning of an epic race that would eventually see Ruth hit a record-breaking 60 home runs. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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MLB Future Power Rankings

Yes, just like our regular power rankings, the Cubs top our list that projects the next five seasons, too. Built for the long haul (Insider)

Mikey Burton

Indians rotation is incredible bargain

Their starters lead the AL in ERA this season, including an MLB-best 1.91 ERA during their current 12-game winning streak. The primary rotation is making about $13.5M this season combined. Five things from Wednesday

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A big win -- or a big tease?

Wallace Matthews writes that the Yankees' comeback win was tantalizing -- and also possibly horribly misleading. More to come?

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How does Didi Gregorius unwind?

The Yankee likes to sit back, relax and uncork some Two Buck Chuck. Gregorius' 2-run walk-off HR went down smooth for New York, but is going to leave a hangover for the Rangers.


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Bruce Bochy said he will hit starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner Thursday at the Athletics instead of using DH

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Cubs visit the Mets in an NLCS rematch. Chicago went 7-0 against the Mets last regular season but was swept in the NLCS

Concern in Dodgersland growing?

The Dodgers have a lot to worry about if Clayton Kershaw goes down, and the Baseball Tonight crew breaks down a potentially busted season for Los Angeles.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Right-hander Seth Lugo, who can serve in a starting or relief capacity, is being promoted to the Mets, according to the Record. Lugo is 3-4 with a 6.55 ERA in 19 appearances (13 starts) this season with Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets obviously need coverage in case Steven Matz has an elbow issue and needs to depart. Logan Verrett threw 92 pitches Wednesday in Washington and would be unavailable for that role. Lugo, 26, already is on the 40-man roster.