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1hMark Saxon and Doug Padilla

The year of bruised Birds and Dodger black and blue

Injuries have hampered the Cardinals and Dodgers all season, but both are still in contention. Watch Cardinals-Dodgers live on ESPN & WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET

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Yankees take rubber match from Giants (1:19)
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Yankees 'nearing finish line' on Chapman trade (0:50)
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6hBradford Doolittle

Cubs' Addison Russell maturing at the plate

Coming off his first All-Star Game appearance, 22-year-old Addison Russell is finding his groove on offense using patience and smarts.

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6hJim Caple

Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

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Some of the worst uniforms in sports (0:51)
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On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
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5hDavid Schoenfield

Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.

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Monster night for Story (0:48)
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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod's accomplishments (0:41)
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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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#MLBRank, Nos. 30-21: Mix of then and now

Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout were two of five active players to appear from Nos. 30 to 21 in our #MLBRank survey. But where did they land among all-timers like Jackie Robinson and Jimmie Foxx?

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The temperature at first pitch of Dodgers-Cardinals at St. Louis was announced at 96 degrees, while AccuWeather reports a RealFeel temp of 99. No precipitation is expected.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Word out of Myrtle Beach is that Gleyber Torres was scratched about 20 minutes before first pitch due to a "headache" but there's no actual confirmation on that being the actual reason he wasn't in the lineup. He was in the dugout for most of the game. Cubs farm director Jaron Madison is there as rumors swirl about a trade going down involving Torres.

Cubs use big seventh inning to top Brewers

Chicago scores five times in the seventh inning, including a bases clearing double from Anthony Rizzo, in a 6-5 victory over Milwaukee.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs SS Addison Russell discuss his heel injury which he says isn't serious.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was clearly pleased by Joe Nathan's sparkling recovery from a rocky beginning.

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White Sox walk off again against Tigers

After earning a walk-off victory earlier in the day against the Tigers, the White Sox do it again as Melky Cabrera's RBI single in the ninth inning gives Chicago a win over Detroit.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

At first it was rocky, but ultimately it was triumphant. Here is Joe Nathan assessing his first outing as a member of the Cubs.

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Segura dives in style

Arizona's Jean Segura makes a nice diving catch to end the eighth inning, robbing Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton of a hit on the way to a 9-8 victory vs. the Reds.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton on the team's roller-coaster ride the past 24 hours, which culminated with their second walkoff win of the day: "Baseball is funny that way. It'll beat you down and build you back up. It's a love-hate relationship for sure ... [today] was big for our club on and off the field."

Frazier hits go-ahead homer in the 7th

Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier hits his first career home run in the seventh inning to give the Pirates a 5-4 lead over the Phillies, which is enough to seal the victory.

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