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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he intended to opt out after the season, Yoenis Cespedes told the Bergen Record through an interpreter: "I have it in my mind to stay three years." Cespedes signed a three-year, $75 million contract last winter, but has the opportunity to opt out after earning $27.5 million this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo has the day off on Wednesday as Cubs manager Joe Maddon promised rest for his stars down the stretch. Kris Bryant will play first, Javier Baez third against the Padres.

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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Arrieta a serious threat to win Cy Young

Tim Kurkjian breaks down how Cubs P Jake Arrieta has managed to put himself back in the Cy Young conversation.

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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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