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Sunday's MLB Power Rankings

After Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole hadn't won a game since June 18, he gave up 3 ER through 8 innings Sunday to beat the Indians 5-3 and earn his MLB-best 12th win of the season. Yeah, that tops our list. Matz, Hanley, the Da La Rosas

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Sunday's power rankings

Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Cole gets to 12 in Pirates win

Gerrit Cole twirled an 8-inning, 3-run gem and also become the 5th Pirate ever to reach 12 wins before the All-Star break. Pittsburgh beat the Indians 5-3. Box score

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Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers from Giants

First baseman Travis Ishikawa was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday a day after he had been placed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants.

Pirates rally for Cole

Pittsburgh tagged Indians SP Danny Salazar for 5 runs in the 5th to erase a 3-0 deficit. SP Gerrit Cole is trying to become the 5th Pirate to win 12 games before the All-Star break. Follow live

Pirates lose Starling Marte

Marte left today's game after suffering an apparent injury on a swing. Pittsburgh could ill aford to lose Marte, who's helped morph the Pirates' OF into one of MLB's best. The Pirates lead the Indians 5-3 in the 8th. Follow live

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Locke throws gem, Pirates beat Indians

Jeff Locke went 8 shutout innings, giving up two hits, 0 walks and striking out 6. Pittsburgh got the 1-0 win. Box score

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Hurdle cited for player development

In Jerry Crasnick's survey of 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was rated best at developing young players. Baseball's best managers

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Indians capture 5th win in a row

Brandon Moss smacked a 2-run homer early and Michael Bourn knocked in 3 runs as Cleveland topped Pittsburgh 5-2 in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain. Box score

McCutchen takes Bauer deep

Indians starter Trevor Bauer set down the first 9 Pirates he faced tonight. But after Neil Walker singled to end that run, Andrew McCutchen homered to center to cut Cleveland's lead to 3-2. Follow live

Moss HR puts Indians ahead

Pirates starter Charlie Morton worked a clean 1-2-3 first inning, but after David Murphy singled to lead off the second, Brandon Moss launched his 14th HR of the season to left field to give Cleveland a 2-0 lead. Follow live

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Thursday's power rankings

Among Thursday's highlights: Jose Fernandez wins in his first start 13 months after Tommy John surgery, and Scott Kazmir stifles Seattle.

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Andrew McCutchen top option in center

Four of our six ESPN baseball contributors paneled tabbed Pittsburgh's McCutchen as the NL's All-Star starter in center field. McCutchen has overcome a slow start to post solid numbers across the board this season. ESPN's NL All-Stars

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs32819th
Batting Average.2579th
On Base Percentage.31713th
Slugging Percentage.38221st
Earned Run Average2.902nd
Quality Starts532nd
WHIP1.219th
BAA.24411th

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