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11hAndrew 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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12hJayson 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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13hKen 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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12hTony 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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21hTommy 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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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles' playoff chances just took a hit. Following the team's 8-1 win over the Nationals, manager Buck Showalter said that ace Chris Tillman will be going on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The O's, who are clinging to the second AL wild card slot, have played ,770 ball when Tillman starts (20-6), and .495 ball when anyone else starts (49-50).

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie utility man Rob Segedin is scheduled to welcome the birth of his first child at any minute. As he waits, he found something to do Tuesday as he hit a home run against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. It's was his second career HR.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catchers picked off their league leading 8th runner of the season on Tuesday as rookie Willson Contreras caught Travis Jankowski of the Padres sleeping at first base. Contreras already ranks third among catchers with 3 pickoffs despite starting just his 26th game behind the plate. David Ross ranks first with 5 pick offs. (ESPN Stats and Info)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers veteran Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a first-inning single against the Giants.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey Seager extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a first-inning double against the Giants.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Greater Talent Network announces they have signed Alex Rodriguez to an exclusive for speaking engagements.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles routed the Nats 8-1 for their second win in as many nights in the alleged Battle of the Beltway rivalry. But on a gorgeous summer night with little to no humidity in Baltimore, only 26,697 fans came out to watch two contenders at Camden Yards. So maybe it's not a rivalry after all.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Kazmir became the 27th Dodgers player to go on the disabled list this season, tying a major league record. The Boston Red Sox put 27 different players on the DL in 2012. Kazmir has neck inflammation.

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.