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8hJerry Crasnick

Is the Cardinals' rotation set for October?

Since St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright, it has seen an elite rotation take shape behind John Lackey. But can the Cardinals' young hurlers handle a full season's workload?

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Doug Mittler

Mittler: Relevant midseason MLB stat trends

Laying out some of the more interesting and relevant statistical trends around MLB at the midseason point, including a decrease in walks and sacrifice bunts and an increase in shifts.

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Nats slugger Harper passes on Home Run Derby (2:22)
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Richard Justice joins Olbermann (6:47)
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Best walk-off home runs so far in 2015 (1:50)
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8hDavid Schoenfield

Blue Jays should trade for Jeff Samardzija

There might be bigger names out there, perhaps more effective starters, too, but the White Sox right-hander could be a solid option at the right price.

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6hTommy Rancel

Rancel: Top prospects from 2014 Futures Game

Tommy Rancel looks back at the 2014 MLB Futures Game and breaks down the top prospects still yet to reach the major leagues. He leads with Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.

Peter Hapak
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The Body Issue

It's time for ESPN The Magazine's seventh annual celebration of athletes' bodies, where we admire the potential of the human form and stand in awe of those who push their physiques to profound frontiers.

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19hChristina Kahrl

Sunday's power rankings

Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.

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Watch: Cardinals at Cubs on ESPN

After being swept in St. Louis in their last meeting, the Cubs are looking for revenge on their division rival as former Red Sox teammates John Lackey and Jon Lester face off on the mound. Between the two teams, 7 players were just named to the MLB All-Star Game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Score one for the Reds

After a brief weather delay in D.C., Anthony DeSclafani got the scoring started with an RBI-double to left field to give the Reds a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Follow live

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AL All-Star team pitching staff has 7 relievers/6 starters Of Ned Yost's 5 pitcher selections, 4 were relievers KC 2015 bullpen ERA: 2.03

Rays-Royals game postponed

The game was called off approximately an hour before first pitch due to heavy rainfall and tornado warnings. The Royals and Rays will play a day-night doubleheader tomorrow, with games scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and 7:10 p.m. ET.

Sonny Gray @SonnyGray2

Extremely thankful for being selected to this years ASG. This is one of those feelings you dream about. Thank everyone for the support!

Stephen Vogt @SVogt1229

So honored and excited to be named an MLB all star. This is a day I could have never dreamed of. Thanks to all who have believed in me!

American League All-Star roster

Check out who will be representing the AL at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson led all All-Stars in fan votes. Full roster

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AL Final Vote candidates

Here are the players the fans will be able to vote on for the AL's final All-Star spot:

  • SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
  • LF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers
  • 2B Brian Dozier, Twins
  • LF Brett Gardner, Yankees
  • 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals

Manager-selected AL All-Stars

    Position players:
  • C Russell Martin, Blue Jays
  • 1B Mark Teixeira, Yankees
  • 2B Brock Holt, Red Sox

AL All-Star outfield reserves

    Player-elected AL All-Stars:
  • OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
  • OF Adam Jones, Orioles
  • OF J.D. Martinez, Tigers
  • DH Prince Fielder, Rangers

AL All-Star infield reserves

    Player-elected AL All-Stars:
  • C Stephen Vogt, Athletics
  • 1B Albert Pujols, Angels
  • 2B Jason Kipnis, Indians
  • 3B Manny Machado, Orioles
  • SS Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Pujols will start All-Star Game

Angels 1B Albert Pujols will replace the injured Miguel Cabrera in the starting lineup for the AL All-Stars. This is the 10th All-Star selection for Pujols, but the first since 2010.

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Astros jump on Indians early

The Astros’ first 5 batters got on base, resulting in 4 runs against Carlos Carrasco, and Houston is off to a good start as it looks to snap a 2-game losing skid. Follow live

Manager-selected AL All-Star pitchers

  • RHP Brad Boxberger, Rays
  • LHP Zach Britton, Orioles
  • RHP Félix Hernández, Mariners
  • RHP Kelvin Herrera, Royals
  • RHP Darren O'Day, Orioles

Player-elected AL All-Star pitchers

  • RHP Chris Archer, Rays
  • RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees
  • RHP Wade Davis, Royals
  • RHP Sonny Gray, Athletics
  • LHP Dallas Keuchel, Astros
  • LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
  • LHP David Price, Tigers
  • LHP Chris Sale, White Sox

Full National League roster

Check out all the starters, reserves and pitchers who will be at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Full roster

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