Players having great seasons you are probably overlooking
Avisail Garcia (aka, Mini Miggy) is living up to his nickname, and the soon-to-be MLB leader in batting average is ... Ben Gamel? Some of 2017's star players might surprise you.
Royals won't sell their stars at trade deadline
The Royals can't afford to pay Eric Hosmer and the rest of their pending free agents, but they've earned the right to play out their final act.
The key to the Royals' turnaround?
Tim Kurkjian breaks down how Kansas City has been able to climb out of an early-season hole to contend in the American League Central.
Nationals walk off on Harper's single.
In the 10th inning knotted at 5-5, Bryce Harper singles to deep right field, scoring Trea Turner and giving the Nationals a 6-5 win over the Reds.
Harper adds another walk-off to his résumé
His Nationals still recovering from a tough stretch, Bryce Harper shook out of an 0-for-10 slump to deliver yet another winner, beating the Reds in 10.
Bryce Harper chose a good time for his first hit. The Nats slugger's 10th inning single - his only knock of the night - gave his team a 6-5 win over the Reds. The hit, combined with five scoreless innings from the beleaguered Washington bullpen, helped the Nationals keep their 9.5-game cushion over second-place Atlanta. It's Harper's third walk-off hit this season, tied for most in MLB.
Ortiz salutes dad, fans in speech.
With the Red Sox retiring David Ortiz's No. 34, the ex-designated hitter thanks his father and the Fenway fans for their support before throwing the first pitch to former teammate Jason Varitek.
Even in retirement, David Ortiz has keen sense of the moment
His playing days behind him, the slugger has stayed away from Fenway, and that's been a good thing for the growth and maturity of this year's Red Sox.
The Big Papi Fame Index: Who can rival David Ortiz?
With the Red Sox honoring Ortiz's No. 34 Friday night, we look at who can eventually reach his star power, who has already surpassed it and which future Hall of Famer doesn't have a chance.
Cubs continue roller-coaster ride on offense in loss to Marlins
One night, the Cubs will score a ton of runs. The next night, none. Why? The world champs have had trouble figuring out righties this year.
The Cubs lost to the Marlins 2-0 despite outhitting them 6 to 3 as a season long trend against right handed pitching continued. They mustered a couple rallies against starter Jose Urena but never got the big two out hit they needed. Giancarlo Stanton did produce a big one, though, as he crushed a HR off John Lackey for the first run of the game. The Cubs hit into three double plays including one to end the game.
Stanton obliterates 458-foot homer.
Giancarlo Stanton crushes one into the home-run sculpture in center at Marlins Park for his 19th dinger of the season.
'Ecstatic' Freeman says wrist 80-90 pct. healed
The Braves' Freddie Freeman has been told his wrist is 80-90 percent healed, allowing the timetable for his expected return to move up about one week to July 6 at NL East-leading Washington.
Josh Jackson's first pitch misses the mark.
Arizona Cardinals' first-round pick Haason Reddick and Phoenix Suns' first-round pick Josh Jackson throw dueling first pitches at the Diamondbacks game. Reddick's is on target, but Jackson's is just a bit outside.
Lonzo Ball tosses first pitch at Dodgers game.
Follow the Lakers' top pick as he arrives at Dodger Stadium, dons another new jersey and fires the ball to Kenley Jansen.
Royals never give up in the ninth.
Down 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, the Royals manage to score four runs in three at-bats for an epic comeback over the Blue Jays.
The Mets are open for business, at a time they are 12 games out in the NL East and 14 1/2 games behind the Rockies in the race for the second wildcard. They are ready to take offers for Granderson, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera, other veterans right now.
Report: J. Bush joins T. Romney in Marlins bid
Jeb Bush has joined the group led by businessman Tagg Romney that is trying to buy the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
Olney: Please, Mr. Judge, we need you in the HR Derby
Marlon Brando was perfect for Vito Corleone, Sean Connery was the ultimate James Bond, and Aaron Judge was made for this midsummer showcase.
Judge's rookie season among greatest ever.
Aaron Judge is having an incredible rookie season, but how does it compare to the best rookie seasons in all of sports?
Beltré: 'The love Latino players have for the game is incomparable'
In his 20-year career, Adrián Beltré has become one of the most respected players in MLB. But his journey hasn't always been easy. He spoke with Marly Rivera about his transition to the U.S. -- and how a hatred of pickles sometimes saw him go hungry.
What if Cody Bellinger is going to hit 763 home runs and we just don't know it yet?
The Dodgers' phenom is on a record-setting pace for a rookie but has a long way to go before becoming baseball's HR king. We calculated nearly every possible outcome between his current 22 long balls and passing Barry Bonds.
How the NL West's power trio will shape the rest of 2017
The computers show the Dodgers as clear favorites in a loaded division, but the Diamondbacks and Rockies have a chance to keep the race close all year.
Big Papi has made big league impact in Dominican Republic
You know the Boston icon for his MLB heroics and home runs, but a new generation of stars from his homeland will make sure David Ortiz's legacy lasts.
Pipo, pelota and the lessons of a long-ago life
In a vibrant family of Cuban transplants, a grandfather's beloved game became a beacon of peace and comfort, and a tutorial for savoring the small things.
Boston's bullpen problem: It needs another Craig Kimbrel
The Red Sox won't use their only closer in a non-save situation, so they are leaving themselves vulnerable to letdowns like Salvador Perez's slam.
Veteran pitching, young hitting prove to be a powerful combination for Cubs
With stalwarts out and Kyle Schwarber in the minors, the Cubs will have to rely on a young lineup and veteran starters such as Jake Arrieta.
Russell's homer sends a fan home happy.
Addison Russell was just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, with four hits on the night, including this solo shot in the fifth inning. A fan in the outfield had himself a night, as well, with this over-the-wall catch.
The legend of Kyle Schwarber is making a pit stop in Iowa
It might seem strange that a World Series hero is headed to the minors. But this is the Cubs' best hope of helping their lost slugger find himself.
What's it like to be Latino in MLB today? Prospects, starters and future Hall of Famers share their stories.
Welcome to 2037! The pitch clock is here, two franchises have been eliminated and advertising revenue rules the day, but we still need umpires, nine innings and three outs to play the game.
The Dodgers, D-backs and Rockies jostle for position at the top of the rankings, but can one of them break away to challenge the Astros for No. 1?
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 12 on ABC!