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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

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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

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Moss makes Busch history with homer

The Cardinals' Brandon Moss ripped a home run 477 feet to right field, giving him the distinction of hitting the longest home run in the history of Busch Stadium.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

It's past midnight, so it's now July 1. And Mets fans know what that annually means. The Mets must cut Bobby Bonilla a check for $1,193,248.20 today. And every July 1 through 2035.

Cespedes hits bomb in Mets' win over Cubs

Yoenis Cespedes hits a home run all the way to the third deck at Citi Field.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 on Thursday night for Binghamton and is now 1-for-17 in the minors. Juan Lagares went 1-for-4 and could be activated from the DL as soon as Friday.

Tigers pull off an improbable victory

The Tigers defied the odds in their win over the Rays. Take a look at how they were able to overcome a 7-2 deficit in the ninth inning -- scoring eight runs -- to earn a 10-7 victory. Wild, wild win

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday including taking John Lackey out only to see reliever Joel Peralta give up the lead.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz took anti-inflammatory medication Thursday and said his elbow felt fine while facing the Cubs.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter John Lackey wasn't thrilled with being pulled in the 7th inning of the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday. The bullpen lost the lead after he left.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeurys Familia talks about escaping two runners in scoring position with one out in the ninth to improve to 27-for-27 in save conversions this season.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo discusses producing his first career RBI, which came in his Citi Field debut as the Mets rallied for a 4-3 lead against the Cubs.