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4hKeith Law

Best tools in MLB: 2016 fielding and throwing rankings

Keith Law continues his "best scouting tools" package with a look at fielding tools: the best gloves and arms at catcher, the infield and the outfield.

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Billy Hamilton has blazing game-changing speed (1:23)
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2hLee Singer & Jacob Nitzberg, ESPN Stats & Information

Mike Trout isn't the first great player on a bad team

Mike Trout is having another great season on a not-so-great team. A look at other historically great seasons by players on bad teams.

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Dinosaurs running amok in Oakland (0:17)
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Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
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9hJesse Rogers

Jake Arrieta stakes his claim for Cy Young

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won his NL-leading 16th game on Tuesday, but manager Joe Maddon kept October in mind and held his ace to just 99 pitches.

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Should another team take a chance on Hamilton? (2:14)
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Griffey doesn't get the HOF treatment anymore (1:44)
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Ruggiano destroys baseball for Tuesday's longest homer (0:21)
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Polanco bashes two home runs in win over Astros (0:26)
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11hMark Saxon

Cardinals' home woes persist

The St. Louis Cardinals remain at just 28 home wins after dropping a game to the wild-card contending New York Mets.

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Pudge breaks down wild LLWS double play (1:43)
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Benintendi's catch the latest in a line of recent web gems (1:25)
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Gooden hurt by Strawberry's junkie comments (1:56)
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1dJayson 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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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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Tristan H. Cockcroft

Who's No. 5? Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses the race to be the fifth-ranked SP in fantasy baseball. Plus, updated top 250 rest-of-season rankings, including positional ranks. Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

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Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

Clayton Kershaw last pitched June 26 in a Dodgers loss to Pittsburgh. The Giants were 49-28 with an 8-game lead over the 41-36 Dodgers. Since then, without Kershaw, the Dodgers have gone 29-19, the Giants have gone 19-29, and the Dodgers are in first place by 2 games. Dodgers and Giants tonight on ESPN at 10 E.T.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Rob Segedin hit a home run Tuesday, and the he really hit one out of the park later, upon the arrival of his first child. Rob and Robin Segedin welcomed son Robinson into the world at 11:36 p.m., roughly 50 minutes after the last out was recorded in a 9-5 victory over the Giants.

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Royals bullpen has not allowed a run in its last 32 innings pitched, the longest such streak in franchise history

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Jake Arrieta: 1st NL pitcher to 16 wins; 4-0, 1.98 ERA in 4 August starts...Russell: 5 HR through 5 games on current 9-game road trip

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Giants: MLB-worst 11-24 since the All-Star Break..Madison Bumgarner: lost 4 straight decisions to Dodgers

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Nova: 3-0, 3.20 since joining Pirates ERA (7-6, 4.90 ERA with Yankees); Pirates have won all 4 of his starts

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Joey Votto leads MLB with .455 BA since All-Star break...Indians: 11 runs scored combined in last 5 games

Hamilton amazingly tracks down gapper

If any other center fielder had been patrolling Great American Ball Park, Adrian Beltre probably would have had extra bases. But Billy Hamilton isn't most center fielders.

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Cubs fans thrilled to catch KB homer

Kris Bryant took a pitch over the wall in left for a solo home run -- and straight into a pack of excited Cubs fans in San Diego.

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Dinosaurs run amok in Oakland

Athletics fans are known to be a rowdy bunch, and that includes some fans dating back 65 million years.

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