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Ortiz moves up all-time home run list

David Ortiz's fifth-inning solo homer pushed him past Ted Williams, Frank Thomas and Willie McCovey and into 19th place on the all-time home run list.


Jake Arrieta in the Body Issue

"My flexibility is probably my No. 1 asset. Three years ago, the splits was something I told myself I was going to be able to do by the end of that offseason; it took me two years to actually do it." Able to be himself

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets announced that Juan Lagares will rejoin the team on Saturday after a brief rehab assignment for a partially torn ligament in his left thumb. The team indicated, however, that it is not yet determined whether Lagares will be activated Saturday or Sunday. Lagares is not due to be in the starting lineup until Sunday, when he will face Jon Lester, Terry Collins said. Lagares went 6-for-18 with a triple and two RBIs with Binghamton.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter Jason Hammel discusses his awful night on the mound against the Mets on Friday.. He gave up a career high 5 home runs in a 10-2 loss.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo discusses receiving his first career curtain call after his first career homer.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaime Garcia discussed his best start in nearly two months, an eight-inning masterpiece against a team he has tended to dominate, the Milwaukee Brewers. Garcia got 16 outs on the ground and just one in the air.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yoenis Céspedes didn't hit his 20th HR last season until 8/14/2015*, still finished with a career-high 35 home runs. "La Potencia" just hit his 20th HR of the 2016 season... on July 1st. Mets lead the Cubs 10-1 after 5 innings at Citi Field.

Matt Marrone 

The All-Star Game countdown continues on the side of the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park.

Matt Marrone 

Outside the new Padres Hall of Fame, there is a wall of plaques dedicated to former players and coaches who have been enshrined in Cooperstown. On one side of the wall, there is a monument to the late Tony Gwynn; on the other, to Dave Winfield -- the first player to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Padre.

ESPN's National League All-Stars

Will Jake Arrieta get the nod to start over Madison Bumgarner? We're not sure, but we know that he'll be joined by some of his Cubs teammates. The picks

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Matt Marrone 

Inside the new Padres Hall of Fame is memorabilia and tributes to the team's inductees, plus a board that lists the franchise's all-time leaders.

Matt Marrone 

In anticipation of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, the Padres opened their brand new Hall of Fame to the public today, prior to their game against the Yankees.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox manager John Farrell on his job security (or lack thereof): "My communication with Dave (Dombrowski) is very consistent. I think he's confident in my focus, and that is to win each and every day. That's where we stand."

Goins' warm-up pitch just a bit outside

Called upon to pitch in the top of the 18th inning against the Indians, Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins hit the backstop with one of his warm-up tosses.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who was ejected Thursday night for arguing after the Royals took a long time to ask for a replay review, said he discussed the issue with MLB official Joe Torre Friday and Torre said the league is looking into "cleaning up," the issue. What made it so frustrating for Matheny is that his team had vacated the field and begun to prepare to hit. The Royals had run off the field without arguing initially because, Matheny thought, they were embarrassed that Salvador Perez had stopped running on what looked like a sure double play. Matt Carpenter dropped the ball, but still nearly turned two.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Jay Paris on-site in San Diego for Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran will be idle this weekend in San Diego. "He's improving," manager Joe Girardi said. "He's just not where he needs to be.'' Beltran's sore right hamstring had him out Friday against the San Diego Padres. He could be down the next two games, too. "I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't play,'' Girardi said. Beltran walked as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's win over the Rangers. He didn't play Wednesday, one day after getting hurt. "As I've said the last few days this was what worried me that he would have to play the field,'' Girardi said. "If he was DHing, it might be a little bit quicker. But we have to make sure he is OK.''