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Cubs strand tying run, still trail

Kris Bryant walked and stole second, but Miguel Montero and Chris Denorfia struck out to end the 8th inning. Chicago enters the 9th trailing Miami 2-1. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN


Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

The A-Rod bonus agreement charity money will not count against the competitive balance tax so, in effect, the Yanks are saving $5.5M (1/2)

Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

If they had paid A-Rod the $6M milestone money, they would've been taxed another $3M. Instead, it is just the $3.5M to charity (2/2)

Travis Wood lets young SS off hook

The lefty reliever earned a crucial bases-loaded strikeout to keep the Cubs' deficit at 2-1. Earlier in the at-bat, Addison Russell collided with Kris Bryant on an easy pop fly, allowing the ball to fall in foul territory. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

Analysts do pushups for veterans

As part of a social campaign in support of veterans, three Baseball Tonight analysts drop and #GiveThem20.


Cubs can't slow down Dee Gordon

The Marlins speedy leadoff hitter reached on a single to shallow center in the 8th, and then proceeded to steal 2nd and 3rd. Chicago is changing pitchers but Miami still leads 2-1. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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.


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.

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Angels @Angels

Club has reinstated RHP Cory Rasmus from 60-day DL & optioned him to SLC. Collin Cowgill transferred from 15-Day to 60-Day DL. #Angels

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."


#VoteTigers @tigers

The #Tigers today have recalled the injury rehab assignment of C Alex Avila and activated him from the disabled list.

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.


Chicago White Sox @whitesox

White Sox have signed first-round pick Carson Fulmer to a minor-league contract with a $3,470,600-million signing bonus.

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."

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