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Is Carlos Carrasco the AL's best starter?

After striking out 14 Blue Jays to help win his latest turn, you can make the case that the Indians' Carlos Carrasco might be the best starter in the American League.

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Can Dodgers do this without Clayton Kershaw?

It's a lift, but the Dodgers know that without staff ace Clayton Kershaw available, they're all going to have to contribute to their continued contention.

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Joe Maddon on Mets: 'Last year is last year'

As they enter New York to face the Mets for the first time since being swept in last year's NLCS, the Cubs aren't dwelling on the past.

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12hDan Szymborski

Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

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16hJim Caple

Not-so-Jolly Roger: Flagging Pirates look for a rest

Thanks to a brutal schedule, the Pirates have hit some rough seas in the past month. The Bucs are hoping a day off Thursday will help them avoid taking on any more water to their playoff hopes.

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Jose Altuve's season one for the ages

The season Jose Altuve is putting up for the Astros makes him not only an MVP candidate, it might make him the favorite while placing him among all-time great performers at second base.

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17hBuster Olney

Terms for possible Yanks reliever auction

Teams expect the Yankees to try to trade both Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but the price won't be cheap, especially for Miller.

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17hBuster Olney

Terms for possible Yanks reliever auction

Teams expect the Yankees to try to trade both Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but the price won't be cheap, especially for Miller.

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    MLB's delicate balance with big data

    Technologies that track player performance are the next frontier in baseball's analytic revolution. But the ever-growing quantification of things never tracked is now forcing MLB to balance big data with "big brother," Rian Watt writes.

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Moss makes Busch history with homer

The Cardinals' Brandon Moss ripped a home run 477 feet to right field, giving him the distinction of hitting the longest home run in the history of Busch Stadium.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

It's past midnight, so it's now July 1. And Mets fans know what that annually means. The Mets must cut Bobby Bonilla a check for $1,193,248.20 today. And every July 1 through 2035.

Cespedes hits bomb in Mets' win over Cubs

Yoenis Cespedes hits a home run all the way to the third deck at Citi Field.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 on Thursday night for Binghamton and is now 1-for-17 in the minors. Juan Lagares went 1-for-4 and could be activated from the DL as soon as Friday.

Tigers pull off an improbable victory

The Tigers defied the odds in their win over the Rays. Take a look at how they were able to overcome a 7-2 deficit in the ninth inning -- scoring eight runs -- to earn a 10-7 victory. Wild, wild win

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday including taking John Lackey out only to see reliever Joel Peralta give up the lead.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz took anti-inflammatory medication Thursday and said his elbow felt fine while facing the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter John Lackey wasn't thrilled with being pulled in the 7th inning of the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday. The bullpen lost the lead after he left.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeurys Familia talks about escaping two runners in scoring position with one out in the ninth to improve to 27-for-27 in save conversions this season.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo discusses producing his first career RBI, which came in his Citi Field debut as the Mets rallied for a 4-3 lead against the Cubs.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Moss had a pretty funny response when someone asked him if he was surprised how far his 477-foot home run traveled Thursday night.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

SS Danny Espinosa (2 HR, 7 RBI) went deep from both sides of the plate to lead the Nats to a 13-4 win. The victory was Washington's fifth straight and ups its NL East lead to six games.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Erasmo Ramirez walks in the tying run for the Tigers. 7-7. Wow. Still only one out in the top of the ninth.