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12hJesse Rogers

From high school underdog to surprising ERA leader -- the rise of Kyle Hendricks

Kyle Hendricks didn't even have the best stuff on his high school staff, but MLB's ERA leader never let his lack of a head-turning fastball slow him.

Tebow pursuing what he's 'passionate about' (1:22)
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Inside Tebow's baseball showcase

Tim Tebow worked out for teams across Major League Baseball on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Here's what unfolded during the former NFL quarterback's baseball showcase.

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1hJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of the scouts arrived Tuesday. How did we get here, and what chance does he have of making the leap to baseball? Well, that depends on who you ask.

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Minor leaguer makes ridiculous barehanded catch (0:24)
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13hKeith Law

Why September call-ups are no longer a big deal

Let's face it: The quality of September call-ups these days just isn't what it used to be. Keith Law explains why -- and how -- times have changed.

Tebow knows... just about everything (0:36)
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13hEno Sarris

Three MLB pitchers making better use of their fastballs

When a pitcher improves, the collective wisdom is that he has mastered a new pitch. Eno Sarris looks at three pitchers who have turned things around with the most basic of pitches: the fastball.

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Inside Leonys Martin's web gem (0:27)
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12hDavid Schoenfield

Players who have affected team's 2016 hopes

David Schoenfield looks at the overachievers (Daniel Murphy for MVP!?) and underachievers (Sorry, Alex Gordon) who have helped turn their teams into contenders or pretenders.

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2dEddie Matz

The 35 days of September: Race to the AL East title

The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles should provide a supremely entertaining stretch run that will ultimately determine the division champion -- and possibly more.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

First, Hanley Ramirez ties the game by wrapping a 324-foot homer around Pesky's Pole. Then, he hits a popup to shallow right field that falls in for an RBI single. Sometimes, being lucky is half the battle. 3-1, Red Sox.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Wainwright is pitching on his 35th birthday tonight. It is the third time in his career he has pitched on the anniversary of his birth. For his 25th birthday, he threw two scoreless innings of relief against the Florida Marlins and for his 28th birthday he pitched six innings, allowing a run on three hits against the Washington Nationals in a 2-1 Cardinals win.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes is 4-for-4 for the Mets on Tuesday night. It's actually his second such performance this month. He also went 4-for-4 against the Giants on Aug. 19. Reyes is hitting .361 in August.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Seth Lugo is a keeper. He tossed five scoreless frames to complete his outing against the Marlins on Tuesday, lowering his ERA to 2.60. Lugo allowed only a two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the opening frame of his six-inning, 89-pitch outing. He next starts on Sunday against the Nationals and should remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

Max Scherzer loses no-hitter in the 6th

Scherzer's bid for a third no-hitter in two years ended when Freddy Galvis, the first batter in the sixth, slugged a double. The Nats still lead 3-0. Follow live


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Manny Machado made his 100th career homer count. His two-run shot gave the Orioles a 3-1 lead over the Jays and Cy Young candidate J.A. Happ. Machado's been hitting lasers all series with nothing to show for it. Until now.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

For the first time this series, Orioles fans are on their feet after Steve Pearce lines a laser homer to left off Jays starter J.A. Happ to tie the game at 1-1. The bomb was Pearce's 5th in 28 career AB's against Happ.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are getting by without their primary pitchers. Robert Gsellman limited the Phillies to one run through six innings before things unraveled on Sunday. Rafael Montero then tossed five scoreless innings against the Marlins in the series opener on Monday. And now Seth Lugo keeps wriggling free of minefields. After allowing a two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the first, Lugo has tossed three straight scoreless innings. He has stranded runners in scoring position in each of his last two frames.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Incident that led to the arrest and assault charge of Tigers pitcher Warwick Saupold began when Saupold and two minor-league Pittsburgh Pirates players were informed of last call at local Toledo bar and "became disgruntled," according to a police report obtained by ESPN.com. Argument began between players and a bartender and patron, which later escalated outside the establishment. Two police officers on the scene witnessed Saupold punch patron in the face, after which he was arrested. Two other players were also arrested after taunting officers and attempting to interfere with arrest. Patron later charged as well.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked on the NESN pregame show about the reports he received from his scouts at Tim Tebow's workout today, Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombowski said this: "I don't think we'll be rushing out to make a signing."