Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Cleon Jones turns 73 today. ... Domingo Tapia is 24. ... Alex Castellanos is 29.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
ELIAS: The Rangers have 4 of the last 8 cycles in MLB.
Brandon McCarthy @BMcCarthy32
if aliens come to earth and demand human sacrifice, can we send the Breakfast Defectors first?
Harper grumpy after falling out of first
Nationals phenom Bryce Harper did not appear in much of a mood to discuss the standings after the Mets took over sole possession of first place in the NL East, saying, "I don't give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody."
Chipper Jones @RealCJ10
Inciarte fires rocket to second for out
Diamondbacks RF Ender Inciarte caught Yunel Escobar like a deer in headlights between first and second base and got him out with a barehanded grab and throw. Escobar didn't stand a chance.
Rougned Odor hustles and shovels
The Rangers 2B fielded and scooped a ground ball with his glove for the out on an A-plus play. Who needs a second hand these days, anyway?
Adrian Beltre stars in Rangers' win
The third baseman needed just five innings to hit for the cycle, the third of his career, as the Rangers rolled to a 12-9 win over the Astros.
What do Pirates fans do in rain delays?
Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style." And after two rain delays, the Pirates-Cubs game was postponed with the later date not yet determined.
Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility
"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.
Angels' 3-run sixth inning seals win
Conor Gillaspie hit a 2-run HR in the 6th, and Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with an RBI in L.A.'s come-from-behind, 5-4 win over the Indians to end their six-game losing streak. Box score