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Lester's injury threatening Cubs' World Series run?

Tim Kurkjian explains how critical Chicago ace Jon Lester is to the Cubs' chances at becoming repeat champions.

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Strikeouts mounting as Judge struggles.

If Aaron Judge strikes out in his next game, he'll tie the all-time record for consecutive games going down on strikes at 35.

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From Little League World Series to the majors.

Todd Frazier, Gary Sheffield, Lance Lynn, Michael Conforto and Cody Bellinger all got their start at the Little League World Series.

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The notorious hidden potato trick.

Dave Bresnahan of the 1987 Williamsport Bills managed to pull off a hidden ball trick that is still talked about today. Check out how he did it.

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Sanchez's 5 RBIs lead Yanks past Mets.

Aaron Judge strikes out in his 34th consecutive game, but Gary Sanchez drives in five runs as the Yankees beat the Mets 7-5 and sweep the Subway Series.

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Dozier's slick glove flip nabs Almonte at first.

Brian Dozier gets the slow roller with his glove and doesn't bother transferring it out of the glove to get Abraham Almonte out at first.

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Yawkey Way name change a decades-old debate.

Howard Bryant says that the desire to change the name of Yawkey Way isn't a new discussion nor is it in light of recent events in Charlottesville, but rather an ongoing debate throughout the city of Boston.

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What's in a number?

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  • Behind the numbers: Stories of how MLB players picked their uniforms

    A Red Sox shortstop who wanted to be like Derek Jeter. A juvenile Astros star. And a Nationals slugger who couldn't afford to make a change. The digits on your favorite player's back tell a story and major league stars shared their jersey tales with us.

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  • Red Sox, Cardinals soar toward the top

    Could a 2013 World Series rematch be in the cards? Boston is riding high in the AL East while St. Louis powered its way back among the contenders. Plus, what other teams made big moves up or down?