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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

No Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann or Ike Davis in tonight's Yankees lineup vs the Minnesota Twins and lefty Tommy Milone. Here's the lineup: Gardner lf, Refsnyder 1b, Beltran rf, Rodriguez DH, Castro 2b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Hicks rf, Romine c. Tanaka pitching

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has changed up his lineup electing to lead off Jason Heyward while Kris Bryant is batting second and playing first base in place of Anthony Rizzo (back).Plus Maddon is batting his pitcher eighth while Albert Almora Jr. hits ninth. With a struggling offense Maddon has mixed things up.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have designated OF Will Venable for assignment in order to add RHP Nick Tepesch to the roster. Tepesch will start Friday night at Pittsburgh.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

If Roberto Clemente, on a bike, in full uniform, doesn't make you smile, nothing will.

Is there a bright spot for Pirates?

If Pittsburgh can manage to not fall completely out of the wild-card race, Buster Olney writes that there could be better days ahead. Favorable schedule (Insider)

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Do Rangers have the guts to sit Fielder?

Prince Fielder's stats show a player in severe decline, someone who clearly should be benched at this point. But ... it's Prince Fielder. Now what?

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The Sports Misery Index

Bill Barnwell unveils his Misery Index to determine the fans who have suffered the most. Cleveland passes its crown

Robb Harskamp

Giancarlo Stanton comes through twice

Stanton hit a game-tying solo HR in the fourth inning and added an RBI single in the eighth to lead the Marlins to a 4-2 win on Thursday. It was only the third game this season, and the first since April 25, in which Stanton had two plate appearances that produced an RBI, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Thursday's longest home runs

Jake Lamb continued his breakout season with a 446-foot blast on Thursday, his 15th homer of the year. His teammate, Socrates Brito, had a 446-foot blast of his own as well.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox have inquired about both Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino from the Atlanta Braves. However, there is no traction to a trade at this time. However, these two teams really do match up well for a potential blockbuster type deal at the trade deadline.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

After rejoining the Mets on Thursday, Noah Syndergaard discusses what prompted him to get an MRI of his right elbow.


The Cubs are slumping

Chicago's projected win total has gone from 114 to 107 thanks to a recent losing skid. 'Even the Titanic was vulnerable'

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