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Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

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Founding Fathers face the race

The Nationals are ahead of the Giants. It's Independence Day. It's a perfect time to bring back our favorite moments of Washington's presidents races over the years.

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Rare mistake by MadBum

The HR that Madison Bumgarner allowed to Bryce Harper in the 1st inning today was the first he allowed to a left-handed batter in his past 47 starts. He had faced 241 left-handed batters and thrown 923 pitches to lefties without allowing a HR before Harper took him deep.

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Michael Pineda perfect game watch

Each of the last two times Nathan Karns pitched for the Rays, his opponent had a perfect game through at least 6 innings. Monday, Cody Anderson had his perfect game broken up in the 7th inning and on June 24, Marco Estrada had his bid broken up in the 8th. Follow Live

Strasburg leaves early

Stephen Strasburg left the Nationals-Giants game with two outs in the fourth with an apparent injury. Washington has a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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Harper keeps up record pace

Only seven players have hit at least 25 home runs at the halfway point of a season while 22 years old or younger. Five are in the Hall of Fame (Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Bench, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott) and the others are Alex Rodriguez and Bryce Harper. Follow Giants/Nats live

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Fireworks early for Nationals

Michael Taylor homered off Madison Bumgarner on the very first pitch of the game. On the second pitch of the game, Yunel Escobar doubled to deep center, just missing a home run. A few pitches after that, Bryce Harper homered, and the Nats lead the Giants 3-0. Follow live

Soggy start to 4th of July in D.C.

Rain has delayed the start of the Giants-Nationals showdown of Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg.

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July 4, 1939: Lou's heart-breaking speech

Lou Gehrig is arguably the finest athlete New York City has ever produced. His body would eventually fail him, but his words on this day 76 years ago live on. 'An awful lot to live for'

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War veteran with major-league dreams

Veteran Doc Jacobs lost a leg to an IED in Iraq, but that isn't stopping him from giving up on his dream of being a major leaguer.

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