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Burnett hoping to pitch again this season

After an MRI on his pitching elbow showed a strain flexor tendon rather than a torn ligament, Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett said: "I'm going to do everything I can to make it back." He was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday and reiterated he's retiring at the end of the season.

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Aaron Boone @aboone17

Tarp removal here in Pittsburgh. Should be good to go for our 7:00et game on #ESPN. #Cubs/#Buccos. Join us

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.

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Bryant in lineup, lesson learned

Kris Bryant left Sunday's game early with dizzyness after bumping his head into an opponent on a headfirst slide. Bryant is batting 3rd tonight vs. the Pirates (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), and said he won't be sliding headfirst in the future.

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Price impresses in Blue Jays debut

An 8-inning, 11-strikeout gem is a good way to introduce yourself to a new fan base. That's what David Price did today in Toronto's 5-1 win.

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Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

The top 3 National League rookies in OPS: 1) Randal Grichuk (.902); 2) Ben Paulsen (.847); 3) Maikel Franco (.823).

Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

The Joc Pederson vs. Kris Bryant NL ROY narrative has taken a hit with both players going through extended slumps.

White Sox call up a Thompson

Trayce Thompson, brother of Warriors guard Klay Thompson, joins Chicago today from Triple-A Charlotte. Thompson, an outfielder, earned his promotion by hitting .260 with 23 doubles, 13 HRs and 39 RBIs at Triple-A.

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What to watch for in MLB 2nd half

With the trade deadline behind us, it's time to ponder over other matters such as: do the Blue Jays have the firepower to catch the Yankees in the AL East? And: are the Mets a real threat to the Nationals? 10 big storylines

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Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

AJ Burnett was diagnosed w/a flexor strain in his right elbow today. He received a PRP injection & estimated time of return is approx 4 wks.

Giants put Joe Panik on 15-day DL

San Francisco loses Panik, the NL second base leader in OPS (.816), due to lower back inflammation. In response, the Giants recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Zack Wheeler visiting Mets in Miami. Says he was so convinced he was gone, he was studying Brewers roster. Threw three times last week.

MLB power rankings: Cards not budging

For the 10th straight week, St. Louis tops the list. And why not? The Cardinals' 67-38 record is best in MLB by 4.5 games. The other 29

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David Price dominates, Blue Jays win

Toronto's new pitcher struck out 11 in 8 innings and Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins hit home runs for a 5-1 Blue Jays win. Torii Hunter's 17th HR was the only run for the Twins. Box score

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David Price pays off instantly for Jays

In his first start with Toronto, Price struck out 11 in 8 innings of work. It's just the 10th time in his career he has gone at least 8 innings with at least 10 K's. He is 7-2 in the previous 9 games. The Jays lead 5-1. Follow live

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

No surprise in the lineup. Schwarber sits with Lester on the mound and lefty for Pirates. Deno bats 2nd. Bryant hits 3rd

Donaldson 2, Twins 1

Josh Donaldson's 2-run home in the fifth gives the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead. He also has a double. Donaldson drove in Troy Tulowitzki with his 27th HR of the season, 2 shy of his career high. Follow live

WATCH: David Price on SportsCenter

Toronto's new pitcher is living up to the hype so far. Despite giving up a 2nd-inning HR by Torii Hunter, Price has 7 K's in 4 innings. SportsCenter will continue to provide updates on his start. Live on ESPNEWS, WatchESPN

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David Price to Brian Dozier: Sit down

Price already has 7 K's through 4 innings of his first Blue Jays start, including Dozier twice. It's the 89th times in 203 career starts he has at least 7 strikeouts. Jays and Twins are tied 1-1. Follow live

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Goins goes yard for Blue Jays

Light-hitting Ryan Goins hit his 3rd HR of the season to give the Jays a 1-1 tie with the Twins. David Price takes the mound for his 3rd inning of work, already having 4 K's. Follow live