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Mets' Harvey knows one gem doesn't fix problems

Matt Harvey easily had his best outing of the season, tossing seven scoreless, two-hit innings against the White Sox. However, he won't declare his struggles a thing of the past just yet.

Crisp rips leadoff homer for Athletics (0:22)
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MLB Power Rankings: Cubs cruising, but here come the Bucs

The Chicago Cubs are again our unanimous No. 1, but the rival Pittsburgh Pirates took a huge leap forward -- seven spots -- in our Week 8 poll. The Cubs' lead is still comfortable ... for now.

Athletics execute well in win over Twins (1:26)
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Matt Harvey got his fastball back on Monday

Matt Harvey's fastball velocity and effectiveness had been lacking for most of the season. A look at the impact that pitch had in Monday's win.

Harvey shines against White Sox (1:13)
Maddon regrets not serving in military (1:02)
Bogaerts extends hitting streak with RBI double (0:26)
America's pastime's connection with Memorial Day (1:08)
A salute to professional athletes who served in the military (1:07)
Lindor dunks wad of gum on reporter (0:26)
Cubs fan misses out on foul ball, loses hat (0:35)
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MLB mock draft 2.0: Who is No. 1?

The MLB draft is less than two weeks away. Is Florida lefty A.J. Puk still expected to be No. 1? How high will Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel go? There's plenty of movement in the first round of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have a lot of indecision.

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Keith Law's 2016 MLB mock draft 2.0

There's plenty of movement in the first round (and beyond) of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have plenty of indecision about their picks.

On this date: Rickey Henderson sets stolen base record (1:02)


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Five different Cubs pitchers retired the final 25 Dodgers in their 2-0 win on Monday. The Dodgers managed a 2-out bloop followed by a walk in the first inning and that's all the base runners they would see. Travis Wood was the hero throwing 4 perfect innings coming in cold off the bench.

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Here are the Memorial Day caps the Detroit Tigers will be wearing tonight vs. the Angels

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Who's the hottest player in the Mets organization right now? It's Triple-A Las Vegas infielder T.J. Rivera, who extended his hitting streak to 17 games Monday. Rivera went 2-for-3 with a walk on Monday, in a 9-3 loss to Memphis. He is hitting .453 (34-for-75) with two homers and 21 RBIs during that span.

Goldschmidt home run making a splash

Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run in the first inning that landed in the hot tub in right center field.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough blow for Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis, confirmed by the team to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He will have season-ending surgery.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Holliday discusses what it feels like to hit a 466-foot home run and other topics:


Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers' Andrew Romine will be playing SS tonight, a nice opportunity for him to play at his hometown stadium. His father Kevin, who played for the Boston Red Sox, will be on hand for tonight's game against the Angels. Romine got to spend last night in his own bed, see his family, wife, dogs, etc. Was a nice reprieve from the road: "It's home. It's really home."

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Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is on track to make his return from a groin injury on Friday against the Chicago White Sox, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Zimmermann did fielding and agility drills today and is slated to throw another bullpen session tomorrow.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist tied his career high with a hit in his 16th consecutive game while earlier reaching base with a walk making it 35 straight starts he's gotten on. He scored the first run of the game as the Cubs lead the Dodgers 1-0 in the 5th.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi compared Luis Severino to Roy Haladay. Severino, 22, was sent to Triple-A on Monday after beginning the year at 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA. "This is not unusual," Girardi said. "This is not abnormal. I'll bring up a name right here we saw -- Roy Halladay. He got sent back down because he struggled. He figured it out and was pretty darn good. This is not unusual. This is part of the process young players."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs say Jason Hammel left Monday's game against the Dodgers because of cramping in his right hamstring. He's being evaluated.