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7hAndrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews

A half-billion dollar bust for the Bombers?

In the winter of 2013, the Yankees gave $438 million in guaranteed money to four players. If given the chance, would Brian Cashman & Co. spend it that way again?

Eric Longenhagen

Longenhagen: Top 10 international prospects

Eric Longenhagen ranks the top teenage talents who are expected to sign after the international signing period begins Thursday. Hard-throwing Cuban right-hander Yadier Alvarez tops the list.

Angels GM Dipoto resigns (2:10)
2hAdam Rubin

It's Bobby Bonilla's payday

Bobby Bonilla's buyout when his Mets career ended calls for him to be paid $1,193,248.20 annually on July 1 from 2011-2035.

Baseball in Cuba (3:34)
11hDavid Schoenfield

Tuesday's power rankings

Chris Sale and Dallas Keuchel were both awesome Tuesday night. Which one tops our nightly power rankings?

Gordon's 3-run inside-the-park home run (0:17)
Rose addresses the media (1:11)


Yankees at Angels on ESPN, 7 p.m. ET

Albert Pujols tied a franchise record with 13 homers in June, including one in last night's win. What's next for the veteran slugger as Los Angeles looks to sweep New York despite reported upheaval in the front office? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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A's beat Rockies 4-1

Jesse Hahn earned his 6th win of the year after allowing just 1 run over 6 innings as the A's took the series over the Rockies. Billy Burns went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in the win. Box score


Mariners blank Padres 7-0

M's 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs, and Taijuan Walker allowed just 1 hit in 6 shutout innings as Seattle swept the two-game series in San Diego. Box score


Happy 35th birthday, Nelson Cruz

Cruz gave himself a little birthday present as he hit a 2-run HR just out of Justin Upton's reach in left for his 20th of the season, putting the M's up 7-0 over the Padres. He also hit HRs on his birthday in 2011 and 2014. Follow live

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

I've been told David Wright is "picking up activity," but no one can say with that definitely he'll run or take grounders next week.

OTD: Andy Hawkins tosses no-no, loses

On July 1, 1990, the Yankees RHP gave up 0 hits to the White Sox -- and lost 4-0. An error, 2 walks and 2 more errors led to 4 Chicago runs in the 8th. Said Hawkins: "You dream of one, but you never think it's going to be a loss."

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Sutcliffe: Slider hurt Fernandez's elbow

The Rays' Chris Archer and Marlins' Jose Fernandez both have monster sliders. However, in analyzing both, ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe said Fernandez's grip is the reason he missed the last year with elbow problems.


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Justin Smoak: 2 HR of 430+ feet today 3rd player to do so in a game this season (Bryce Harper - May 6, Miguel Cabrera - April 29)

Hamilton finishes off Twins

Billy Hamilton's diving catch in center secured Aroldis Chapman's 16th save and a 2-1 Reds win over the Twins. Johnny Cueto earned his 5th win, striking out 8 over 8 innings. Box score


Reds have slim lead over Twins

Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto came back out for the 8th inning as the Reds lead the Twins 2-1. Cueto has thrown 91 pitches and has 7 strikeouts. Follow live

Rick Porcello pulled after two innings

Toronto hung 7 runs on Porcello, who was replaced by Robbie Ross Jr. The Blue Jays scored as many runs in 2 innings off Porcello as they did in the past four games combined. But Boston's fortunes didn't improve with Ross -- Justin Smoak welcomed him with his 2nd HR of the game to make it 8-0. Follow live