Denorfia's clutch single gives Cubs lead
After scoring just 1 run in 18 innings, the Cubs doubled their output in the third inning against the Cardinals. Chris Denorfia hit a 2-out single against Tyler Lyons to put Chicago up 2-0. Follow live
Can we play the Cubs every day?
With Jason Heyward's 2nd-inning single, he is now 15-for-40 (.375) against the Cubs this season. He is hitting .263 against everyone else and .279 overall. Follow live
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Guy jumps off teammate's back for dunk
The basket wouldn't count in a real game and the injury risk is extremely high, but this crazy dunk would garner you props for life. Power boost
Ian O'Connor: A-Rod snub no big deal
"I don’t really have a huge problem with it because ultimately at end of the day, Alex Rodriguez being in a 15th All-Star Game is not going to help in him long-term nearly as much as, say, winning a ring with the Yankees without Derek Jeter, without using PEDs -- assuming he’s not using them anymore.” (via Mike & Mike)
East Coast bias? Not this year
For the first time ever, no Yankees or Red Sox player is slated to start in the All-Star Game. (via Elias).
Buster Olney: A-Rod 'not a snub'
"I've been surprised at the rancor in Alex Rodriguez being left off [the All-Star team]," ESPN's Buster Olney told SportsCenter. "The reason he was left off the team? There were better candidates."
MLB's changing of the guard
With 18 MLB All-Stars 25 years old or younger, ESPN's Buster Olney said there is "no question about it," we are seeing a changing of the guard in the sport.
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Great time with the kids at Hank's Yanks Golf Classic and everyone involved. Thanks for having me. #hanksyanks #yankees
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Most HR since June 1: J.D. Martinez 15 Albert Pujols 14 Giancarlo Stanton 12 Nolan Arenado 12
Scherzer striking out many, walking few
If Max Scherzer walks 0 in tonight's start, he will join a group of pitchers posting historic marks over a 5-start stretch.
Olney: Top 5 All-Star 'omissions'
ESPN's Buster Olney doesn't like the word "snub" but Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Twins 2B Brian Dozier are two players he would have liked to see make the All-Star team. The other three (Insider)
Jon Lester finally breaks his O-for-life
Check out Lester's first MLB hit -- a solid, infield single. He was 0-for-71 in the regular season and postseason combined.
Jon Lester finally gets first hit
Tweeted the Cubs pitcher today: "Would've been nice to cap off my 1st hit with a W but at least we're off the schnide, .031 never looked so good! Let's play 2 today! #NVRQT"