Justin Bour extends HR streak
The Marlins first baseman drove the first pitch he saw from Cubs starter Jason Hammel in the 6th inning over the right-field fence for his 4th HR in as many games.
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Why the Yankees and A-Rod settled
ESPN's Darren Rovell: "They save themselves $2.5M on this [HR milestone]. There's still $24M in play, but at least right now, that kind of gets things out of the way as far as there being tension between A-Rod and the Yankees."
Justin Bour homers again
The Marlins won't soon forget about Giancarlo Stanton. But his injury replacement at 1st base has now homered in four straight games. Bour's solo shot in the 6th has given Miami a 2-1 lead in Chicago. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN
A-Rod, Yankees resolve bonus dispute
New York will donate $2.5 million to the MLB Urban Youth Foundation and $1 million to three other charities after the two sides "amicably" settled a potential dispute over a $6M bonus owed to Alex Rodriguez for tying WIllie Mays' home run total.
Cubs, Marlins tied at Wrigley
After giving up an early HR, Jason Hammel (4 IP, 3 H, 3 K's) has settled in for the Cubs. Same goes for Marlins starter Tom Koehler (4 IP, 4 H, 2 K's). The game is knotted at 1 entering the 5th. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN
Rockies sluggers say no to HR Derby
3B Nolan Arenado (24 HRs) and SS Troy Tulowitzki (8 HRs) both said they won't compete in the annual All-Star contest, if asked. Arenado, a likely All-Star Game selection, said he doesn't want to "mess with my swing."
Joba Chamberlain DFA'd by Tigers
The reliever was 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in 30 appearances with Detroit this season. The Tigers' bullpen ranks 22nd in the majors this season with a 3.82 ERA. Tom Gorzelanny (6.38 ERA) was also designated for assignment.
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Carlos Beltran placed on 15-day DL
The veteran OF will miss time with a left oblique strain. New York recalled OF Ramon Flores and INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A, and optioned OF Taylor Dugas in a series of roster moves. Beltran is hitting .260 with 7 HR this year.
Mets skipper: Time for (human) sacrifices
Sure, Buster Olney thinks the Mets need to do something. But this isn't probably isn't what he had in mind. Said manager Terry Collins, when asked what he can do to fix his offense: "The only thing left is human sacrifice, so we're going to pick somebody."
Dee Gordon on his inside-the-park HR
The MLB hits leader snapped a streak of 674 at-bats without a HR on Tuesday: "As I was rounding second ... I tried to kick it into another gear and I just didn't have it because I was too tired. But I ended up making it anyway."
Who is MLB's best manager?
We surveyed 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts to find the answer. At the top? The man who has three World Series rings in five seasons in San Francisco. Survey says
Christian Yelich goes deep at Wrigley
The Marlins LF drove a 2-2 pitch into the center-field bleachers to give Miami an early lead, but the Cubs tied it 1-1 in the bottom of the first.
Today's MLB betting lines
AL West leader Houston, currently riding a 4-game winning streak, is listed as a slight underdog (+114) to Justin Masterson and AL East cellar-dweller Boston. Complete list
Cubs answer back in 1st
3B Kris Bryant lined a two-out double to deep left, and scored on the very next pitch when C Miguel Montero singled to right. Chicago and Miami are knotted at 1-1 entering the 2nd inning. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN
Marlins waste little time
LF Christian Yelich, just the 2nd batter of the game, homered to center on Cubs starter Jason Hammel's 8th pitch to give Miami an early 1-0 lead in Chicago. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN
Watch: Marlins at Cubs
Chicago finished a road sweep of the Mets on Thursday, but is still just 9-for-65 with runners in scoring position over its last 9 games. Miami, meanwhile, has surprisingly gone 4-1 since losing Giancarlo Stanton. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN