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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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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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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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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.


Top hitting prospects keep pace

Since the beginning of 2014, Joey Gallo has played 161 games and has collected 52 homers. In that same span, Kris Bryant has played 187 games and has 53 HR (via ESPN Stats & Info).

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Gallo: 'Pretty nervous' for debut

"I could barely eat. I had to pretty much force food down my throat," Joey Gallo said after he finished his MLB debut 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs and a HR. "I'm just real excited that I got the first game out of the way. And I did pretty good in it."


Weird bit of pitching synergy

On Monday, Padres SP Andrew Cashner became the first pitcher in the modern era to allow 10+ hits and issue 10+ K's without lasting 5 innings. Amazingly, Mets SP Noah Syndergaard matched Cashner on Tuesday, as New York trails the Padres 7-2 (via Elias). Follow live


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Chris Archer, who might be the best pitcher in the AL right now, is team-controlled through 2021 for $42 million.

Rays riding their ace

Chris Archer is through the heart of the Angels' lineup in the 8th, giving up 5 hits and 1 run on 105 pitches (80 strikes). The Rays lead 5-1 entering the 9th. Follow live

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Pederson impressive early in his career

John Kruk: "You wonder how much better he would be this year, if that's possible, if he got to play some last year with that crowded Dodgers outfield because this young man is a difference-maker."


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, 2-out pitch 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