Is Carlos Carrasco the best AL starter?
David Schoenfield writes that it's close, but Carrasco's 14 strikeouts in Toronto show he's worthy of the title. What we learned Thursday
ICYMI: No DH, no problem
Batting in place of a designated hitter in an American League park, pitcher Madison Bumgarner went 1-for-4 and struck out four batters as the Giants beat the Athletics.
Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
Yes, there are of course other players besides Bobby Bonilla getting deferred $. Highest interest rate? Braves paying Bruce Sutter 13%!
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Since divisional play started in 1969, there's never been a season in which every division leader had at least a five-game lead heading into July - until now. The O's, Indians, Rangers, Nats, Cubs, and Giants all have a cushion of five-plus games.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel worked out for the New York Yankees on Thursday. He had an hour workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field, where he was joined by Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo. Gurriel took batting practice and worked out at second and third base.
ESPN's American League All-Stars
Jose Altuve and Mike Trout are locks, but our experts were all over the board at shortstop. The picks
Eric Karabell analyzes the Fernando Rodney trade, noting he might not be done earning saves. How Rodney trade impacts Ramos, Buchter in fantasy
AJ Mass tees up the full slate of games on Friday, with thoughts on injuries, weather concerns and more. Evaluating Morales, Norris and other injury replacements
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Madison Bumgarner's latest feat of offensive wizardry: First opposing pitcher with an XBH in an AL park since...John Wetteland doubled, as a Ranger, in Yankee Stadium on 8/16/97
A division lead on July 1: What does it mean?
Of the last 120 division champions, 77 (or 64%) held at least a share of their division lead entering July 1. The last time all six July 1 division leaders went on to win those divisions was 1999. Standings
Why Bobby Bonilla gets paid $1.19M today
Each year on July 1, the Mets have to bust out the check book to pay someone who hasn't played for them since 1999. Here's why