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Rangers' Gallo sparkles in major league debut

In his first MLB game, Joey Gallo went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and fell a triple shy of the cycle in the Rangers' rout of the White Sox.

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1hAdam Rubin

Mets' Wright eyes '15 return but unsure of when

Mets third baseman David Wright spoke for the first time since being diagnosed with a narrowing of his spinal cavity and said he is unsure of when he will return to the field this season.

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7hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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8hMike Reiss

Goodell tells NFLPA he'll hear Brady's appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally rejected the NFL Players Association's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing June 23.


McCutchen picks up where Gallo left off

Texas' Joey Gallo was unable to hit for the cycle in his MLB debut -- a shame -- but Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen's dreams are still alive. He's a HR short after an RBI double gave the Pirates a 7-4 lead over the Giants in the top of the 6th. Follow live

Pederson blasts 480-ft HR in Dodgers win

Joc Pederson now has 4 homers of 450 feet this season, second only to GIancarlo Stanton (5). His last 3 HRs have traveled 1,397 feet. That's over a 1/4 mile!


Hoiberg: 'I absolutely love this roster'

New Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says the versatility of Chicago's veterans will allow him to play with pace next season.


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A 2-out, 2-strike grand slam in the 9th to give @Dodgers 9-8 win over Rockies? We see you, Alex Guerrero. 480-foot HR? We see you too, Joc.

Guerrero 'grand' in Dodgers rally

Dodgers LF Alex Guerrero launched a 1-2 pitch with 2 outs in the 9th inning for a game-winning grand slam to quiet Coors Field and the Rockies. Colorado CF Charlie Blackmon nearly came away with the game-saving catch, but L.A. completed the rally to take a 2-1 series lead. Box score


Mercer gives Pirates a little insurance

If you leave one hanging over the middle of the plate, you're going to have a bad time. Giants RP Yusmeiro Petit found that out the hard way, as Jordy Mercer took him deep for a solo trot that gave the Pirates a 6-4 lead midway through the 5th. Follow live

Gallo goes off in MLB debut

Joey Gallo finished a triple shy of the cycle in his MLB debut, going 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs and a HR in the Rangers' fourth straight victory -- a 15-2 win over the White Sox. Box score


Guerrero stands alone as L.A. Dodger

The Dodgers are a storied, proud team. But since the franchise relocated to Los Angeles, no Dodger had ever hit a grand slam with L.A. down 3 runs in the 9th inning or later -- until Alex Guerrero gave them the lead against the Rockies in the top of the 9th. (via Elias)


Sabathia holding Yanks together

CC Sabathia hasn't had much support -- both in runs or in fielding. Errors by Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley (and a near error by Brett Gardner) have frustrated the Yankees SP and his 7-hit, 1-run effort through 5. It's tied at 1 at SafeCo. Follow live


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Braves take the lead in the 6th with five runs. Top of the order due up looking to close the 6-4 gap.

Braves pull even with Diamondbacks

Two-out RBIs are all the rage in MLB over the past few minutes. Atlanta loaded them up and kept the hits coming, scoring 3 runs in the top of the 6th to tie things up at 4-4 -- but only after Braves SP Shelby Miller exited shy of a quality start. Follow live

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Strange pitching lines in San Diego Cashner Monday: 4 2/3, 11 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 12 K Syndergaard Tuesday: 4 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 0 BB, 10 K

Dodgers get huge grand slam, take lead

Don't be sad, Yimi Garcia! Los Angeles was down to its final out with the bases loaded, and Alex Guerrero hit one deep that just cleared the fence. The Dodgers lead 9-8 in the 9th. Follow live


Karl-Anthony Towns a hot commodity

Chad Ford: "Big men can't do things Towns can do. They're not supposed to. It's not natural. Yet, for 90 minutes, Towns keeps playing more like James Harden than Dwight Howard … What if Howard could shoot, dribble and move the way Harden does? You watch [Towns] over and over again and it feels like someone has tampered with reality." Towns is No. 1 (Insider)

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The previous homer was under review

Brandon Crawford just took one for a ride to left-center ... or did he? A fan in Giants garb seemed to reach over the wall prior to the ball leaving the field of play, but the official replay ruled the fly ball a home run. tying the Giants with the Pirates at 4-4 in the 3rd. Follow live

Final: Indians 2, Royals 1

Michael Brantley injected himself into a pitchers' affair, hitting an RBI single in the 8th, breaking a 1-1 tie and forcing Kansas City to waste Jeremy Guthrie's 5.2 IP, 2-hit, 1-run effort. Box score