Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade
Joked the comedian: "Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled correctly, but the clever pun made up for it.
Angels manager tossed in second
Mike Scioscia did not even get two innings deep into today's Angels-Dodgers game before getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes. No score yet, but the Dodgers are threatening. Follow live
Highlight: New guy guides Kansas City
Trade deadline acquisition Ben Zobrist hit his first two HRs with the Royals in their 7-6 win over the Blue Jays today. K.C. can salvage a split in tomorrow's finale.
MLB August trade candidates
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reminds you that Friday was the non-waiver trade deadline, meaning it's still possible to trade in August. At the top of Crasnick's candidate list: struggling Phillies 2B Chase Utley. Seven more possibilities
MLB trade deadline winners and losers
With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield has all the details. The Royals emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers
Baseball slide, the next dance craze?
Kansas City's Kendrys Morales should have been out by a mile. But he sidestepped Russell Martin -- literally -- to score on an unconventional "slide."
Rays inching back against Red Sox
A 5-0 Red Sox lead is no more, as Tampa Bay has slowly closed the gap against Boston and now only trails by one run in the 6th inning. Follow live
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Clayton Kershaw back on the mound
The Dodgers ace was scratched from Friday's start with a sore hip and hasn't pitched since he shut out the Mets on July 23. He opposes superb Angels rookie Andrew Heaney (5-0, 1.79 ERA). Follow live
Angels tasked with stopping Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw holds a 29-inning scoreless streak entering today. His last three starts:
- 7/8 (Phillies): 9 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 K's
- 7/18 (Nationals): 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 14 K's
- 7/23 (Mets): 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K's
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Cole Hamels & Chris Heston will be 1st pitchers to face off after both throwing no-hitters in season since Dallas Braden-Matt Garza, 8/22/10
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Based on what we've seen the last two days… Blue Jays-K.C. would be a great postseason series.
Yoenis Cespedes debuting for Mets
The former Tiger is batting third and playing left field for New York in its NL East showdown with the Nationals tonight (7:10 p.m. ET). The Mets acquired Cespedes Friday for a pair of minor leaguers.
Padres steal spotlight -- with inactivity
Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets was the biggest trade deadline move Friday, while the Padres, widely expected to sell and sell a lot, flummoxed the baseball world by doing next to nothing. Deadline recap (Insider)
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
Now I know I'm loopy from the trade deadline: I thought I just saw Wade Davis give up a home run.
Wade Davis' homer streak finally ends
Before today, the Royals reliever had not allowed a home run 125 2/3 innings, or since Aug. 24, 2013. Jose Bautista ended that streak -- easily the longest in MLB -- with a solo shot in the 8th. The Royals still lead 7-6. Follow live