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Rogers: Cubs' Arrieta just wants to dominate

Jake Arrieta has established himself as one of the most consistent starters in the game, supported by his win Tuesday against the Pirates. His next goal: domination.

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Molly Knight: In Pursuit Of The Dream

Being a woman in the locker room with an unconventional career path didn't stop Molly Knight from building trust with players and the women around them for "The Best Team Money Can Buy."

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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

Waiver trade deadline candidates (2:31)


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HR in 5 straight games 2x in season via ELIAS Harmon Killebrew (1970) Frank Thomas (1994) Barry Bonds (2001) Chase Utley (2008) Nelson Cruz

Goofy play leads to Franco grand slam

After Dodgers LHP Alex Wood appeared to forget how to throw a baseball -- it was called a balk -- he walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases. And then Maikel Franco's grand slam happened.


Wilmer Flores, master of slides

We're not sure how the Mets 2B avoided this tag at the plate, but he made it look easy. So sneaky.


Hamilton scales great heights for grab

Reds CF Billy Hamilton might want to try out for the Bengals, as he did his best wide receiver imitation in leaping way up in the air to rob Jason Heyward of a hit.


Some interesting family dynamics

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is engaged -- to Amy Crawford, sister of Giants SS Brandon Crawford. Cole explains how Amy decides whom to root for.


Baseball's rain delay shenanigans

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.


Urshela plays hero vs. Halos

Giovanny Urshela's fourth career HR and first career go-ahead long ball lifted the Indians to a 2-0 win in 12 innings. Carlos Carrasco allowed 1 hit over 9 scoreless innings and became the first AL starter since Bobby Witt in 1994 to allow two or fewer hits in consecutive starts.


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Carlos Carrasco is the first AL starter to throw 9 innings and allow 2 or fewer hits in consecutive starts since Bobby Witt in 1994.

Mets top Marlins for fifth straight win

Jonathon Niese gave up just four hits and struck out six through seven innings of one-run ball in the Mets' 5-1 win over Miami.


A's get another shutout

Marcus Semien hit his 10th HR, as Oakland beat Baltimore 5-0 for its 14th shutout of the season.


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Carlos Carrasco: 1st with 9 scoreless IP, allowing 1 hit or fewer in a no-decision since Matt Harvey for Mets against White Sox in 2013

Carrasco goes nine ... again

Carlos Carrasco is the fifth pitcher this season to throw back-to-back starts of 9 innings (Mike Montgomery, Max Scherzer, David Price, Mark Buehrle). Carrasco struck out seven and gave up one walk and one hit. The Indians and Angels are still scoreless in the 11th. Follow live

Talk about teamwork

The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, Jung Ho Kang and Francisco Cervelli worked in excellent tandem to prevent the Cubs' Addison Russell from scoring a run.


A's blank Orioles 5-0

Marcus Semien hit a 3-run homer as part of a 4-run 6th, and Chris Bassitt struck out 7 over 7 scoreless innings for his first win of the season. Box score


Carrasco looking just fine through nine

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco notched his 7th strikeout to end the 9th inning and force extras in Anaheim in a scoreless tie. Teams have won 223 straight games in which their starting pitcher threw 9 or more scoreless innings. Follow live


Dozier's diving stop in style

Brian Dozier made a leaping grab to rob Jays C Russell Martin of a hit look too easy, earning a couple style points in the process.


Mariners run win streak to three

Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth straight game to up his total to 31 this season, and Robinson Cano drove in three runs to lead the Mariners to a 10-4 win over the Rockies Box score