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Chris Sale may get extra day of rest

The White Sox LHP, who has had a historic run over the past month, could see his next start pushed from Sunday to Monday. Said manager Robin Ventura: "He hasn't brought up anything about soreness, this is just [pitching coach Don Cooper] and I kicking it around to take care of him and make sure he's fresh and keep him going the same way."

Pence unlikely to play again before break

Hunter Pence (wrist tendinitis) likely won't get into a game before the All-Star break. Said Giants manager Bruce Bochy: "He's doing well, but he is [just] hitting off a tee now. We're going to slow-play this. He'll probably need a couple of [minor league rehab] games."

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Some stories grading Dipoto's LAA work lack any context: B/c of Moreno's Pujols/Wilson/Hamilton deals, Dipoto's options greatly affected.

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Issue of analytics was merely a flashpoint w/LAA. Moreno/Scioscia/Dipoto was a good ol' fashioned Steinbrenner/Billy/nameless GM turf battle

Carrasco falls one out shy of no-hitter

Carlos Carrasco's no-hit bid ended on Joey Butler's single with 2 outs in the 9th, the 6th such time it's happened in the past five seasons. It was also the third straight game the Indians had a perfect-game bid against the Rays.

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Lost no-hitter w/ 2 outs in 9th, since 2011 Today: C. Carrasco 2015 S. Miller 2013 M. Wacha 2013 Y. Petit 2013 Y. Darvish 2011 Padres (5 P)

Kyle Lohse with the takedown!

The Brewers pitcher had a great day at the plate Wednesday, but it almost came at a cost when he ran into the sizable Ryan Howard. Watch

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Jose Fernandez is back ... but beware

The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year makes his return from Tommy John surgery Thursday. Exciting news? Most definitely. However, Stephania Bell details a concern. Velocity's good, but concerning

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White Sox power past Cardinals

Melky Cabrera put Chicago ahead for good with a 6th-inning HR, and the White Sox tacked on 6 in the 9th for good measure in a 7-1 win over St. Louis that was delayed twice by rain.

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