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Reds honor Rose by retiring his No. 14

The Reds officially retired No. 14, the uniform number worn by Pete Rose, in a pregame ceremony on Sunday.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mark Trumbo is the host with the most. On Trumbo tee-shirt day at Camden Yards, the Orioles slugger just went deep for his 22nd bomb of the year, most in the majors. The O's have three jacks on the day and lead the Rays 8-5 after five.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brooklyn Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa talks to José Reyes ahead of his game this afternoon with the Mets' New York-Penn League Class A affiliate. Reyes will lead-off and play third base in his minor league debut back with the Mets organization. (Picture: Brooklyn Cyclones)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good decision by Mike Matheny to finally remove Trevor Rosenthal from the closer's role, although Cards fans will say it's a week too late. He has just three blown saves, but with 28 hits and 21 walks in 24 innings, he's been one of the worst relievers in baseball, not just one of the worst closers. Matheny says he'll go closer by committee, but look for Seung Hwan Oh to eventually take over.

Pirates ready for what Kershaw brings

Despite leading the majors with a 1.57 ERA, Clayton Kershaw hasn't had great career success against several Pirates hitters. Watch tonight's Dodgers-Pirates game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. A good history

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Orioles slugger Chris Davis just went opposite field off Drew Smyly for a four-run homer. Or as they call it in baseball vernacular, a grand slam. It's the seventh salami of Davis' career, and his 18th bomb of the season. As you can see, the crowd at Camden Yards was pleased.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel quietly is having a nice year at the plate. He singled off of Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and scored in the third inning to tie the game 1-1. Hammel is hitting .273 on the season as the Cubs have a very good hitting rotation.