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10hAndrew Marchand

Robinson Cano, no longer 'little brother' to Jeter and A-Rod, is The Man on Mariners

You can take Robinson Cano out of the Bronx, but you can't take the Bronx out of Robinson Cano, who has blossomed into a leader in Seattle.

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10hJayson Stark

Trivia Tuesday: Don'tcha know Robinson Cano?

This week, in a shocking format change, Robinson Cano himself is now one of the possible choices in all of Jayson Stark's questions. So take the quiz!

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Gooden hurt by Strawberry's junkie comments (1:56)
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Yankees' future all begins with Sanchez (0:43)
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Benintendi's catch the latest in a line of recent web gems (1:25)
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ESPN reacts to Tebow's baseball transition (1:48)
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Addiction's power over athletes (4:06)
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Royals must cure road woes (0:53)
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11hKen Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

Jake Arrieta has a new catcher; so what of it?

The Cubs' Willson Contreras caught Jake Arrieta for the first time last week. Here's a look at who could be Arrieta's new batterymate going forward.

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Nationals taking precautions, resting Strasburg for playoffs (0:53)
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Doc & Daryl reunite in Queens to share their side of the story (1:01)
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11hTony Blengino

Why the Mariners will reach the playoffs

ESPN Insider Tony Blengino looks at the Seattle Mariners and explains why -- better metrics on the mound and at the plate, plus a soft schedule -- this team will find itself in the postseason.

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Trumbo adds to HR lead with another massive blast (0:23)
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Goldschmidt destroys walk-off HR in style (0:55)
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19hTommy Rancel, Special to ESPN.com

David Price leads Red Sox to top of AL East

Red Sox starter David Price struck out eight in eight shutout innings against his former team as Boston tied the Toronto Blue Jays for first place.

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Toles, Segedin go back-to-back for first career homers (0:39)
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ESPN Sport Science - Revere's HR raiding earns POTW honors (1:58)

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The latest Ray Searage pitching project for the Pirates is Ivan Nova and he just tossed a six-hit, 98-pitch complete game to beat the Astros. The Pirates need to roll off a 10 wins in 12 games kind of stretch here and getting better results from the rotation is the key.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Like most Cardinal starting pitchers, Jaime Garcia has yet to get into a good rhythm this season. He looked like he had turned a corner with two dominant starts to begin the month, but had his second clunker in a row Tuesday night against the Mets, lasting just four innings and allowing six runs on seven hits, including two home runs. Garcia's 4.37 ERA is the worst of his eight-year career.

Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

Robert Gsellman reminds me a bit of Turk Wendell...or Wendell after he'd spent 2 weeks stranded in the woods.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Red Sox DH David Ortiz now has 98 RBIs this season. With two more, he would have the most 100-RBI seasons in Red Sox history. His 9 currently tie him with Ted Williams. Ortiz also passed Bobby Doerr and moved into 6th place on the team's all-time hits list.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss giving Addison Russell a bottle of wine after making a highlight reel play on defense on Monday night against the Padres.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Flamethrower Dellin Betances was thrilled to meet Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr. today.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins expressed concern pregame about the status of Jon Niese's left knee. Well, Niese lasted only four batters -- allowing three to reach -- before departing with an escort from trainer Ray Ramirez on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. It matched the shortest start of Niese's career. He also lasted only one out at Texas on July 4, 2014, when he was struck in the lower back by a line drive. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on Tuesday. It is Gsellman's MLB debut. The Mets chose not to use Monday's off day to skip Niese's start because of Steven Matz's shoulder issue and a determination Jacob deGrom could use extra rest.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Summer of David Ross update: He swam with Beluga whales today and fed Polar Bears at Sea World.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals will be among the many teams with a scout at Tim Tebow's workout next week in Los Angeles. Rick Ankiel once made a transition from pitcher to hitter, so they're always open-minded.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ken Griffey Jr. joins the ESPN broadcast today for Yankees-Mariners on Tuesday Night Baseball!

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwight Gooden, at an autograph signing on Long Island tonight, says that, despite concern for him, he is fine