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Astros aren't doomed, but front-office mistakes hurting 2016 team

The moves to suddenly win now instead of continuing the methodic, rebuilding process might have set the Astros back for years to come.

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Lincecum on the move? (2:12)
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OTL: More steroid busts coming from MLB

MLB is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, which was common in the 1970s, a source told Outside the Lines.

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Braden: Too much money involved to deter PED usage (1:49)
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Are PED violators cheaters or are they just trying to make a living? (1:10)
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Ortiz puts Red Sox back in first place

David Ortiz drove in three runs with a home run and a single against the White Sox, and the Red Sox reclaimed first place in the American League East.

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Yankees are too reliant on Alex Rodriguez

The Yankees' problem is not that Alex Rodriguez is hurt. It is that their success depends too heavily on a 40-year-old with two hip surgeries.

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MLB-best Cubs and Nationals set to face off (1:59)
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Harper smacks 10th home run (0:26)
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Tim Kurkjian short stories: Torii Hunter's shoes

Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter was so insistent that his shoes remain spotless that if they got dirty during a game, he'd head back into the clubhouse to clean them.

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Halos in playoffs? Hal-NO (2:33)
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Decline in velocity for King Felix (1:19)
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Trout makes adjustments to get out of slump (0:30)
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Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
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Correa over Harper, Trout, and Machado (1:37)
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Stanton got all of that one (0:23)

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Adrian Gonzalez KO's Rays mascot

The Dodgers got the best of Raymond for the second night in a row.

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MLB ? @mlb

He’s leading the league with a .398 BA and a 1.112 OPS … Murph is on FIRE. @Esurance #ASG ballot: MLB.com/vote

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On this date 101 years ago, Cy Young pitched the first perfect game of the modern era. [Credit: Chicago History Museum/Getty Images]

Lester throws glove and ball ... again

Last season, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggled to retrieve the ball from his glove and threw the entire glove with the ball inside to Anthony Rizzo for the out. On Wednesday, the two connected again on almost the same play.

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Torii Hunter's shoe-perstitions

"If you look good, you play good. And if you play good, they pay good."

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Drury goes into stands for great grab

Brandon Drury tracked this foul ball all the way over the fence.

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Goeddel climbs the wall to rob home run

Jedd Gyorko looked to have a game-tying homer. Then Tyler Goeddel took it away.

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Holliday caps rally with walk-off single

Matt Holliday brings Aledmys Diaz home to knock off the Phillies 5-4.

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