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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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Stanton helps Marlins past Cubs (0:22)
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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.


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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 beyond the outstretched glove of Kole Calhoun. 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


Final: Astros 6, Orioles 4

The team that ruled the 3rd ruled the day. Houston tallied 5 runs in that single inning, including an Evan Gattis HR, and the Orioles struggled to get on base after their own 4-run 2nd. Houston moves to an AL-best 33-20 on the year. Box score


Diamondbacks chase off Miller early

Some nights, you have it. Some nights, you don't. This was one of the latter for Braves SP Shelby Miller, who had one of his worst outings of the season -- 4.1 IP, 6 hits, 6 walks, 4 ER and 2 inherited runners -- as Arizona took a 4-1 lead over Atlanta. Follow live

Mariners plate one to tie

Nelson Cruz singled to left in the bottom of the 3rd, plating Robinson Cano and tying the game at 1. It was Cruz's 67th hit on the season and keeps him on pace for a 200-hit year. Follow live

Pirates claim the lead by the bay

After a wild pitch brought the tying run home with the bases loaded, Pedro Alvarez hit a double the opposite way to bring him two more Pirates, and Pittsburgh leads the Giants 4-2. The fans dressed as pirates in a boat in McCovey Cove must be pleased. Follow live

Pujols puts Angels on the board

Albert Pujols just hit Chris Archer's slider with bad intentions, sending it into left for his 14th HR on the season and his sixth homer in six games. The Angels still trail 2-1 through 4. Follow live

Why did Sepp Blatter resign now?

ESPN's Bob Ley wonders about the timing of Blatter's resignation: "In terms of the money, the alleged bribes have gotten closer and closer to the throne, closer and closer to FIFA," as Blatter's top lieutenant came under suspicion.


Yanks creep ahead of Mariners

Mark Teixeira sent a laser to left field for a double, bringing home Brett Gardner to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the 3rd. It was Tex's 41nd hit on the season, putting him on pace for his first 100+ hit season since 2012. Follow live

Byrd clipped by pitch, suffers fracture

Cincinnati OF Marlon Byrd fractured his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch in the Reds' 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night. "It's a wrist fracture but right now we don't know to what degree," Reds manager Bryan Price said. Story

Wright optimistic about return

Mets 3B David Wright spoke to the media about how his rehabilitation is going after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis -- and he has some advice. If your doctor says not to look up your condition online because it's scary, listen!


Rockies regain lead on Tulo's 2-run shot

As soon as the Dodgers scored their first run since the third inning to even the score in the seventh, SS Troy Tulowitzki homered to center to put the Rockies back on top, 7-5, in the bottom of the inning. Follow live