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Sale's tension not just about throwbacks

Jerry Crasnick said: "This is something that arises when you have ongoing tension and a little thing gets blown up into a big thing."


Ken Griffey Jr.'s electrifying career

Before he gets enshrined in Cooperstown, soak in some of the best highlights of his 22-year journey.


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Ken Griffey by the numbers: 630 HR, 6th all-time 10 Gold Gloves, T3rd-most by OF 99.3 pct of HOF voters put him on ballot, most in history

Mike Piazza's legendary career

The top moments from arguably the best power-hitting catcher captivated the hearts of baseball fans.


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Among those who played at least 50 percent of their games at catcher, Mike Piazza is 1st in HR, 4th in RBIs, 6th in hits, 6th in WAR

Trevor Story puts up monster night

Story's 4-for-4 outing including two homers, three runs and five RBIs. Whew!


John Travolta approves of this home run

Cincinnati's Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer, earning applause from the actor.


Ken Griffey Jr.: 'Ichiro is the world hit king'

Ken Griffey Jr. calls Pete Rose the hit king, but tips his hat to Ichiro Suzuki for 4,200-plus hits.


Katie Strang 

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will not start tomorrow. Manager Robin Ventura declined to discuss situation further or comment on any potential discipline action.

Gattis crushing it with 2-homer day

Evan Gattis had himself a day, smashing a pair of home runs in the Astros' win over the Angels.


Dodgers snap Cardinals' win streak at 5

After going 16 innings the night before, the Dodgers snapped the Cardinals' five-game win streak with a 7-2 victory.


Brewers use long ball to beat Cubs

The Brewers took advantage of a trio of home runs, including two from Kirk Nieuwenhuis, to top the Cubs 6-1.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about he two-homer came from Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Satursay's game hitting .195.


Nationals walk off on Drew's pinch-hit

Stephen Drew's pinch-hit triple in the ninth lifted the Nationals to a 3-2 walk-off win over the Padres.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera reacts after dropping to 0-for-his-last-31 with runners in scoring position. It's the longest active drought by a position player in the majors and six shy of matching the franchise record.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom reacts to the second shortest start of his career. He said a late velocity drop was attributable to throwing so many pitches -- 94 -- in 3 2/3 innings.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 7, Cardinals 2, Final. Dodgers 4-4 on their second-half opening three-city, nine-game road trip.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki grounds out against Erik Goeddel in the eighth inning on Saturday at Marlins Park. He remains at 2,996 career MLB hits -- four shy of becoming the 30th player to reach the 3,000-hit threshold.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery is on to make his Cubs debut. Key spot too, down two with two on for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Flashback: The bat throw at Piazza

During Game 2 of the 2000 World Series, Mike Piazza's bat shattered which led to a piece of it almost hitting Roger Clemens. The pitcher then threw it in the direction of Piazza.