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Follow live: Can Cleveland push winning streak to 14?

The Indians are locked in an extra-inning battle with the Blue Jays as they try to stretch their streak to a franchise-record 14 games.

Mets Paying Bobby Bonilla more than nearly a third of their team (0:39)
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ESPN's National League All-Stars

With Clayton Kershaw on the DL, who deserves to start for the National League in the All-Star Game? Our experts pick full 34-man rosters for the Midsummer Classic in San Diego.

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Can anyone catch the six division leaders?

Every divisional leader is at least five games up in their division. Can they all hold on to their leads the rest of the way?

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Top international prospects and where they're likely to sign

Keith Law and Christopher Crawford rank the top teenage talents expected to sign after the international signing period begins this weekend, including highly touted Venezuelan Kevin Maitan.

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Can Dodgers do this without Clayton Kershaw?

It's a lift, but the Dodgers know that without staff ace Clayton Kershaw available, they're all going to have to contribute to their continued contention.

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Joe Maddon on Mets: 'Last year is last year'

As they enter New York to face the Mets for the first time since being swept in last year's NLCS, the Cubs aren't dwelling on the past.

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Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

MLB player celebrates CWS win all alone in the outfield (0:37)
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Not-so-Jolly Roger: Flagging Pirates look for a rest

Thanks to a brutal schedule, the Pirates have hit some rough seas in the past month. The Bucs are hoping a day off Thursday will help them avoid taking on any more water to their playoff hopes.

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Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

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    MLB's delicate balance with big data

    Technologies that track player performance are the next frontier in baseball's analytic revolution. But the ever-growing quantification of things never tracked is now forcing MLB to balance big data with "big brother," Rian Watt writes.


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Canada Day has turned into Canada Day And Night at the Rogers Centre: 16th inning. CLE has 1st, 3rd, nobody out.

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Here's David Wright predicting what impact Jose Reyes will have on the Mets while also being highly critical of Reyes' domestic-violence incident.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Siegrist had been feeling ill for about two weeks before he finally had blood drawn Thursday and doctors discovered he had mononucleosis. Mike Matheny discusses losing one of his key relievers for a couple of weeks. The team put Siegrist on the 15-day disabled list Friday and promoted Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs not quite ready to announce start date for Adam Warren. Will be early next week, Also Dexter Fowler won't come off the DL on Monday though he's eligible. No setback, just not ready.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's David Wright discussing the process going forward from his discectomy and fusion as well as answering whether he will play again this season, which seems doubtful. "You can do the math," Wright said.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Fernando Rodney "La Flecha" joins the Marlins in Atlanta. Rodney allowed 1ER over 28 2/3 IP this season for the Padres and is a perfect 17-for-17 in save opportunities. The 39-year-old Dominican right-hander has been told he will be the new set-up man for closer AJ Ramos.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Wright, at Citi Field, says he will play again. It did not sound realistic that he will play this season, though. He said he will lose about 5 percent mobility because of the fusion surgery, but suggested that would be a non-issue and the neck otherwise should be as good as new. He had a significant rupture to a disk that needed to be removed, as well as fragments that needed to come out. He said he did not have a problem with the Mets showing interest in a long-term third baseman, Yulieski Gourriel. Wright said he will watch home games from the bullpen because he cannot be bumped and is helpless to defend himself in the dugout.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals announced today that left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, due to mononucleosis. Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis and will join the Cardinals for tonight's series opener with Milwaukee.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Juan Lagares will start Sunday against Jon Lester. So he will be activated from the disabled list by the end of the series against the Cubs. Lagares is in the lineup for Game 1 of Binghamton's doubleheader on Friday night.

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The Padres are counting down to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game at Petco Park on the side of the Western Metal Supply Co. building, which dates back to 1909.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The tarp is on the field in NY as rain is expected in the area. Jason Heyward returns to the lineup after getting two days off in a row. Albert Almora Jr. bats ninth for the Cubs with Jason Hammel on the mound.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

One exec who has talked with the Braves on the likelihood they'll move Julio Teheran: "They will -- if they get what they're looking for." And what are they looking for? "Better than the Shelby Miller deal."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Binghamton lineup has not been posted yet, but Juan Lagares and Jose Reyes remain with the Double-A club Friday. Sandy Alderson had mentioned Thursday that it was possible Lagares could be activated from the disabled list on Friday. Lagares is trying to demonstrate he can play with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.