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Lester gets first career hit, but falls behind

Lefty Jon Lester recorded his first major league hit against the Cardinals, but he left trailing 2-0. Once a rain delay ends, can the Cubs rally?

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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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Best walk-off home runs so far in 2015 (1:50)
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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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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.

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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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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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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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Dozier, Kershaw, Votto top All-Star snubs

David Schoenfield says both managers did decent jobs in filling out the All-Star rosters, but some deserving names were still left off the team. Grading the rosters

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Steinbrenner: Amazing year for A-Rod

"I think it's one of the greatest comeback years any player has ever had," Yanks owner Hank Steinbrenner said today at his Hank's Yanks Golf Classic charity event. "It's an amazing year. The bad hips, all the other stuff, the more than a year off at his age. To come back and do what he's done is pretty amazing." Vote for best comeback

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Red-hot J.D. Martinez homers in fourth

It's J.D. Martinez's 11th homer in the past 13 games and his 24th this season. The Tigers lead the Mariners 3-0 on three solo shots, including back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning. Follow live

Howard homer puts Phillies on top

Ryan Howard followed Freddy Galvis' homer in the second with a three-run jack in the third to give the Phillies a 5-3 run over the Dodgers in L.A. Follow live

Pedro Alvarez delivers walk-off single

A.J. Burnett limited the Padres to one run over 7 2/3 innings, and the Pirates' bats did the rest, coming through with a walk-off hit in the ninth to win their third straight, 2-1, in the series opener. Box score

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Dodgers regain lead on a pair of doubles

Yasiel Puig just missed his fourth homer, hitting a leadoff double off the wall, and Andre Ethier brought him home in the next at-bat with a double to left-center field. Dodgers lead 3-2 in the second. Follow live

No All-Star Game for A-Rod

Seattle's Nelson Cruz, who was voted in by the fans, and Texas' Prince Fielder are the two AL All-Star designated hitters. Both have a higher batting average and more RBIs than Alex Rodriguez.

Mets-Giants scoreless through 3

Mets LHP Jonathon Niese and Giants RHP Chris Heston are both rolling in San Francisco as each team has just 1 hit. The Giants are looking to avoid their seventh straight loss. Follow live

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Astros rough up Carrasco, Indians

The Astros posted a four-run first and rolled to a 9-4 win over the Indians in their opener. Carlos Carrasco followed up his near no-hitter by surrendering five runs over four innings.

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Span, Escobar exit in Nats' 3-2 loss

CF Denard Span left in the second inning with a back spasm and 3B Yunel Escobar exited in the fifth inning with left hamstring tightness. Both will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Phillies knot score at Dodger Stadium

The Phillies answered the Dodgers' two-run first with a two-run shot in the second from Freddy Galvis, who has three HRs on the season. Follow live

Tigers strike first in Seattle

Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos hit his 5th HR of the year to left off Hisashi Iwakuma to put the Tigers up 1-0 in the 2nd. Follow live

Reds snap 3-game slide in opener

Eugenio Suarez's go-ahead solo shot in the eighth stood as the difference in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Nationals in D.C. Suarez finished 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Box score

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Cardinals-Cubs in rain delay

Rain finally delayed this game at Wrigley Field with St. Louis leading 2-0 in the middle of the 8th. Chicago LHP Jon Lester took a no-hit bid into the 7th, but the Cards' offense finally got to him. If the game is called, John Lackey would get the win.

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