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Late White Sox rally tumbles Tigers

Melky Cabrera's three-run homer keyed a White Sox rally in the eighth to beat the Tigers. Is this the win the struggling Sox need to get turned around?

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Manfred: Shortening season a popular topic

Commissioner Rob Manfred says shortening the regular season is becoming a popular topic as players and owners prepare to negotiate a new labor deal.

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Szymborski: Time for the Rangers to reboot

The injury-plagued Texas Rangers are off to a poor start in a good AL West. Dan Szymborski says it's time for the Rangers to fold this hand, with an eye toward competing again in the near future.

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Dodgers' Joc Pederson brings the power

Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is working on a remarkable streak: His last seven hits all have been home runs. He hit two in a loss to Milwaukee.

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Bob Uecker locked in radio booth (0:23)

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Peta: Early-season MLB myths, realities

ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta looks at the early-season showings of the Yankees, Mariners, Astros, Nationals and Indians, and predicts whether those performances will remain consistent over 162 games.

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Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his Top 250 rankings, says Stephen Vogt, Danny Salazar, Devon Travis, Alex Rodriguez and Jake Marisnick are among the biggest movers since the end of spring training.


Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

#twins 2012 the other 5: Starling Marte PIT 2011 Tommy Milone WAS 2010 J.P. Arencibia TOR 2010 Daniel Nava BOS 2008 Mark Saccomanno

Votto: Contact with ump 'unacceptable'

"I think it was something that just crossed the line. Just because I have a verbal disagreement with someone, doesn't make it OK to have physical contact with someone," Joey Votto said postgame after getting ejected. "In all of this, that's the thing I regret the most, and I'm not happy about it."

Uecker, broadcasters locked in booth

Longtime Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park after the door handle broke. "People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you're thinking: 'He's ready for the [nursing] home. He's cooked. It's finally happened,'" Uecker joked, before being freed after an employee used a ladder to climb into the booth and removed the door's hinges. Story

White Sox rally past Tigers

Melky Cabrera (1-4, 4 RBIs) and the White Sox scored four runs on six straight hits with two outs in the 8th inning to slip past the Tigers 7-6.


Angels walk off again

Johnny Giavotella’s line drive down the right-field line scored Erick Aybar from first to give the Angels their second straight walk-off win against the Mariners.


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Back-to-back walk-offs for the @Angels! This time Johnny Giavotella does the honors with a double to score Erick Aybar. LAA beats SEA, 4-3.

Indians ease past Royals

Seven Indians drove in a run, led by Brandon Moss' 3 RBIs, and Cleveland rolled to a 10-3 win against Kansas City.


Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

More Maddon: You cannot permit that to happen. We’re trying to ascend and we’re not going to take that from anybody, anywhere at any time."