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6hScott Lauber

As hits dry up, Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts must adjust

Opponents have made it hard for Xander Bogaerts to hit the other way, so adjustments are necessary. (Watch live on ESPN and stream live on WatchESPN.)

Ortiz moves into tie with Jimmie Foxx on HR list (0:27)
Donaldson has first three-homer game of career (1:33)
Toles, Dodgers top Cubs in Los Angeles (1:04)
Machado doing Machado things (0:32)
2hRoger Rubin, Special to ESPN.com

Ailing Mets fall back to uncertain reality

Despite rattling off six wins in seven games, the Mets' 5-1 loss to Philadelphia renewed concerns about the team's health for the rest of the season.

Olney will remember Ortiz's passion for hitting (0:45)
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11hMichael Bonzagni, ESPN Stats & Information

David Ortiz's best moments on Sunday Night Baseball

The Red Sox slugger could be playing his final game under the Sunday Night lights. Stats & Info looks at his success on that stage.

Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go (1:36)
Kid is ecstatic after receiving signed ball from Trout (0:20)
Best web gems from LLWS (2:09)
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10hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

Back-to-back homers lead Rockies over Nats (0:40)
Strawberry is just being a good friend to Doc Gooden (0:51)
Rangers blank Indians (0:40)
Kemp's three-run shot goes 427 feet (0:38)
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1dMark Simon

Jay Bruce not bummed out by brief benching

New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce was out of the lineup Saturday after an 0-for-4, four-strikeout night, but he seemed confident he would rebound.

Trumbo belts MLB-leading 39th homer (0:22)
Blue Jays take lead on horrific Twins miscue (0:50)
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1dESPN Stats & Information

Meet the 2016 Little Big Leaguers

Ever marvel at how young some major leaguers look? We celebrate them here with a look at those whose facial appearance most resemble Little Leaguers.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Matt Strahm just started throwing in the bullpen, but Ned Yost says he warms up fairly quickly. Bogaerts hit and Boston leads 4-2.

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Never seen anyone play more shallow in right than Lorenzo Cain. It's 13 year old up in Babe Ruth Baseball shallow.

Ortiz moves into tie with Foxx on HR list

David Ortiz hits a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, moving him into a tie with Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time HR list.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With that home run -- a solo shot in the fourth inning -- David Ortiz has tied Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time list with 534 homers. Next up: Mickey Mantle at 536. Ortiz has 31 homers this season. Red Sox now trail the Royals, 2-1.

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Can someone explain to me why Jackie Bradley Jr bats 9th? That brilliant overthinking must have slipped past me.

Perez's solo blast gives Royals the lead

Salvador Perez smacked a solo home run to left field off of Eduardo Rodriguez in the second inning. The Royals are now up 2-0 over the Red Sox on ESPN and WatchESPN.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Salvy Perez with his 20th HR and Paulo Orlando drives a sac fly, and KC leads 2-0 in the top of the second. Eduardo Rodriguez struggling.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday which came down to a mental mistake by third baseman Javier Baez.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss the Cubs 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday wearing his onesie for the flight home from L.A.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox leadoff hitters entered the night with a majors-leading .895 OPS. Mookie Betts (108 games), Dustin Pedroia (17 games), Brock Holt (3 games), Jackie Bradley Jr. (1 game) and Aaron Hill (1 game) have occupied the leadoff spot for Boston.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his 8th inning mistake on Sunday where he went to second base late on a force play instead of going to first for the easy out. It allowed the winning run to score for the Dodgers in their 1-0 win.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Coming up for the Red Sox: Holt, Bogaerts, Ortiz, Betts. Betts is hitting .513 this year in at-bats in which he gets ahead in the count.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Infield hit for Cuthbert and he beats it out. One out in the top of the first on Sunday Night Baseball, Royals at Red Sox, ESPN.