Harper keeps up record pace
Only six players have hit at least 25 home runs at the halfway point of a season at the age of 22-or-younger. Four are in the Hall of Fame (Johnny Bench, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott) and the others are Alex Rodriguez and Bryce Harper. Follow Giants/Nats live
Miggy out for six weeks
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.
Fireworks early for Nationals
Michael Taylor homered off Madison Bumgarner on the very first pitch of the game. On the second pitch of the game, Yunel Escobar doubled to deep center, just missing a home run. A few pitches after that, Bryce Harper homered, and the Nats lead the Giants 3-0. Follow live
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Soggy start to 4th of July in D.C.
Rain has delayed the start of the Giants-Nationals showdown of Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg.
July 4, 1939: Lou's heart-breaking speech
Lou Gehrig is arguably the finest athlete New York City has ever produced. His body would eventually fail him, but his words on this day 76 years ago live on. 'An awful lot to live for'
War veteran with major-league dreams
Veteran Doc Jacobs lost a leg to an IED in Iraq, but that isn't stopping him from giving up on his dream of being a major leaguer.
It was another big first half for Cabrera
This year was the second time in the last three years that Miguel Cabrera had a .350 average and at least 15 HRs at the All-Star break. Prior to Cabrera, the last Tiger to accomplish that was Norm Cash in 1961.
Lou Gehrig: Fact vs. Fiction
The speech that Gary Cooper gave as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" is actually different than the one that The Iron Horse actually gave at Yankee Stadium 76 years ago today. Compare the two
July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig's speech
On this date 76 years ago, the Yankees held Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. It's when he gave his famous unscripted speech, saying, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite suffering from ALS.
Baseball Tonight Minute: Miggy a big loss
No one's played more games since 2004 than Miguel Cabrera and his left calf strain is a big loss for a Tigers team barely above .500.