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The Orioles and Angels combined for 10 HR on Friday. Elias notes that it was the third time in MLB history that teams combined for 10 HR, which accounted for every run in the game.

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The Angels are the second team in MLB history to give up three walk-off grand slams in a single season, joining the 1963 Cubs. All three grand slams have come since July 25.

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Albert Pujols hit his 609th career HR Friday, tying Sammy Sosa for 8th-most all time. He also ties Sosa for most HR by a player born outside the 50 states.

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Will Aaron Donald deal get done before season? (2:35)
WESTGATE LAS VEGAS SUPERBOOK

Simmons leading the pack in ROY odds

Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, missed all of last season due to a foot injury. That qualifies him to be considered a rookie in 2017-18. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook gives the Sixers foward the best chance to win the Rookie of the Year award this season.

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Stephen A. warns Westbrook could land in L.A. (1:20)
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Vegas split on Ball, Simmons as ROY favorite

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball opened as the 9-5 favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, but Westgate SuperBook went with Sixers forward Ben Simmons as the favorite at 5-2.

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Realistic expectations for the Lakers

ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski joins The Morning Show to talk about the rumored meeting between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the likelihood Kyrie joins the Clippers, and realistic expectations for the Lakers.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Lakers' CEO & Controlling Owner Jeanie Buss on the passing of former Laker Tommy Hawkins:

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jered Weaver announced his retirement today after 12 seasons and 150 wins in the big leagues. He twice finished in the top three in the Cy Young voting, but he was also one of the more entertaining pitchers to watch with his unusual slingshot delivery and ability to keep batters guessing. Even as he lost his fastball he remained effective for a few seasons, going slow, slower and slowest and displaying the art of pitching.

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Clippers sign former Cal G Tyrone Wallace

Wallace, the 60th pick of the 2016 draft by the Utah Jazz, has signed with the LA Clippers, according to Real GM's Keith Smith. He will likely be on a training camp deal, which could lead to him being an affiliate player for the new Agua Caliente NBAGL team, Smith notes.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

It is odd that everyone seems to be hitting more home runs but Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun, who homered today, is headed the other direction. Calhoun hit 26 blasts two seasons ago but isn't likely to approach that figure in 2017. One must assume there has been some underlying injury so don't ignore him as a potential top-50 outfielder next season. He could certainly bounce back.

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Can the Clippers land Kyrie?

Is there any way the Clippers can land Kyrie? Plus, Ramona Shelburne talks about the possibility of LeBron James coming to L.A. and which two players could join him in 2018.

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