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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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FWIW, Cubs avg about 1 more run per game against Pitt than rest of the league. (ESPN Stats)
Welcome to Toronto, Mr. Price
In the top of the second inning, Torii Hunter greeted new Blue Jays pitcher David Price by hitting a solo home run to center field, his 17th of the season. Follow live
WATCH: David Price takes the mound
SportsCenter will be keeping an eye on Price's first start for the Blue Jays, including in-progress highlights. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN
Price's debut means trouble for Twins
New Blue Jays SP David Price makes his first start today with the team, which comes as bad news for his opponent Minnesota. Price has a 2.21 ERA in 14 career starts vs. the Twins. Follow live
Price good when making debut
David Price is making his first start with the Blue Jays this afternoon. His first starts with each of his previous two teams went pretty well:
- 2008 with Rays: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K's
- 2014 with Tigers: 8.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 10 K's
Take a bow, Mets fans
Buster Olney writes: "[I]t was the fans' passion, their declared frustration, their anger that drove the front office to making the series of changes that have made an enormous difference so far; the Mets are 6-2 since the first reinforcements arrived." Standing O (Insider)
ICYMI: Benches empty in Pirates' win
Frustration from multiple beanings boiled over, nearly resulting in an all-out brawl between the Reds and Pirates on Sunday.
Blue Jays-Royals still sparring
First, Edinson Volquez called Josh Donaldson a "little baby". Then Jose Bautista took umbrage with comments by Royals manager Ned Yost. Now, according to Yahoo Sports, Yordano Ventura is in the mix, calling Bautista a "nobody" in a since-deleted tweet.
ICYMI: Tensions very high in Toronto
A Blue Jays win was overshadowed by manager John Gibbons' ejection, the benches clearing and lots of chin music for 3B Josh Donaldson.
Cubs entering crucial juncture
Chicago, tied for the 2nd wild card, starts a huge 3-game series tonight (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) with the Pirates, the 1st wild card holder. After that, the Cubs play 4 vs. the Giants, who are tied with Chicago for the 2nd wild card. Key stats
Laughingstock no more
Remember when the Astros were a perennial 100-loss team? Those days are over. Houston, the AL West's 1st-place team, won its 60th game of the season Sunday -- and 46 games remain. The Astros averaged 54 wins from 2011-2013.