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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was mobbed by Little Leaguers as he and teammates arrived at the LLWS complex in Williamsport for a tour. McCutchen spent a short stint at Bowman Field, the site of tonight's MLB Little League Classic between the Pirates and Cardinals. He played 13 games there for the Williamsport Crosscutters just after being drafted in 2005.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Pirates players arrive in Williamsport and greet Little Leaguers from Mexico and New Jersey.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Take a look at Josh Harrison's feet during tonight's MLB Little League Classic. He'll wear these cleats, which feature autographs from LLWS players.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs catcher Rene Rivera discuss being a Cub now.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Another Dodgers injury note: Clayton Kershaw will throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday. If Kershaw's outing goes well, what's next? "Once he passes that marker right there, we'll see where he goes. It's probably going to be a start either with the (Double-A) Tulsa club or (Triple-A Oklahoma City) club." Kershaw has been on the DL since July 24 because of a lower back strain. The Dodgers have gone 18-3 since that time, so clearly the need for his return is desperate.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprises regarding the condition of the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who sprained his right ankle during Saturday's game. While it appeared that there was some slight swelling around the injury, manager Dave Roberts said, "He came out of it as good as expected. It was a mild strain and he'll be available to hit (today). We'll try to stay away from it but if an obvious spot comes up, we'll use him."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Koji Uehara had been activated for Rob Zastryzny, who heads back to Triple-Iowa.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs catcher Rene Rivera will start on Sunday as the team sent rookie Victor Caratini to Triple A Iowa to make room for him. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Rivera is immediately the best pitch framer on the team, a skill which could come in handy on Sunday when Kyle Hendricks starts. He works the edges as well as anyone. Albert Almora Jr leads off against righty Marco Estrada who's been much tougher on lefties this season. Righties have a .366 OBP off him this year. Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward get the day off. Tommy La Stella starts at third, Jon Jay is in RF.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz will throw a bullpen session Monday but is in line to make his scheduled start Wednesday night in Cleveland. Pomeranz left Friday night's game in the fourth inning because of back spasms. He has responded favorably to treatment over the past few days.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This is one of the hats the Pirates will be wearing for tonight's MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport. A bright-yellow Bucco.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

So you're wondering what's up with this picture of an aircraft hanger. Later this morning, the Pirates and Cardinals will arrive here ahead of their Sunday night baseball game in Williamsport, PA ... home of the Little League World Series.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Aaron Judge on Saturday had his 13th three-strikeout game of the season, tied with Curtis Granderson in 2012 for the most in a season by a Yankees player (batters' strikeouts have been official in the American League since the start of 1913). Judge fell to 0-for-10 with eight strikeouts against Chris Sale, his most at-bats without a hit against any pitcher.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale: "Any time I give up two homers in a game it's not going to work out. I've got to be better than that." On the pitches that were hit by Tyler Austin and Todd Frazier: "One was a fastball, one was a slider, and I've never seen a good pitch go over the fence."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Aroldis Chapman told me about his demotion from the Yankees closer role: "I left the manager no other option if I'm not doing my job and causing my team to lose games. But I'll be working hard to figure this out."