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By turning big leagues into Little League, Trea Turner sparking Nationals

Trea Turner's game-changing speed is causing havoc on the bases and propelling the Nationals to new heights.

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Meet the 2016 Little Big Leaguers

Ever marvel at how young some major leaguers look? We celebrate them here with a look at those whose facial appearance most resemble Little Leaguers.

Astros walk-off in home run style (0:49)
Slugger Bartolo Colon notches two-hit night (1:00)
Scherzer heating up at right time (1:16)
Ellis trade 'somewhat risky' for Dodgers (1:37)
Cardinals' offense keeping team afloat (1:14)
Ortiz's final season 'stunning' (0:52)


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke will have surgery on his injured wrist Thursday, effectively ending his 2016 season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will face live hitters Tuesday in a simulated game setting as he tries to return from a lower back injury that has kept him out since June 26.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Trayce Thompson still unsure if he will return to the Dodgers this season but remains optimistic. Said he feels good but a bone scan Monday or Tuesday will reveal how the two stress fractures in his back have healed.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler on-site at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees are pushing left-hander CC Sabathia up to pitch Sunday against the Orioles, and shifting right-hander Michael Pineda back to Monday's game in Kansas City. The Orioles have hit 41 points better against right-handers than lefties (.271-.230), while the Royals have hit 18 points better against lefties (.276-.258).

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ICYMI: Aly Raisman threw the first pitch at Fenway, but first had David Ortiz hold her Olympic medals. WATCH: es.pn/2bntDuP

Raisman has Ortiz hold her medals

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park, but before she did so she needed someone to hold onto the three medals she won in Rio. Here, take these, David Ortiz.


Bartolo Colon does it all for Mets

Not only did Bartolo Colon pick up his 12th win of the season, he also recorded the second multi-hit game of his career -- and scored both times he got on base.


Nats fan introduces belly of distraction

Well, here's one way to try to throw opposing pitchers off.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant is on fire. He's hit his 34 and 35th HR's of the season on Friday against the Dodgers. The second one coming in the tenth inning to break a 4-4 tie. He has 9 HR's this month. The Cubs are 3 outs away from a come from behind win as Bryant continues to make his case for MVP.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant hit his league leading (tied) 34th home run of the season, a blast to center in the 8th. The run means the Cubs have scored at least 3 in 24 consecutive games, the most games in a row since 1996. The Dodgers still lead 4-3.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hit six HRs during a 17-game hit streak that ended Thursday. His HR in the seventh inning against the Cubs on Friday could be the start of another streak. The Dodgers lead 4-2.