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Harper's 3-HR game fueling Nats

Bryce Harper has already belted three home runs against the Marlins. Will he go deep again to become the 17th MLB player to hit four homers in a game?

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Dan Szymborski

Szymborski: Time for the Rangers to reboot

The injury-plagued Texas Rangers are off to a poor start in a good AL West. Dan Szymborski says it's time for the Rangers to fold this hand, with an eye toward competing again in the near future.

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Pedro's electrifying Boston years (2:35)

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SweetSpot TV's The List: Managers on hot seat (4:47)

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Strasburg leaves Nationals' game in third inning (2:06)

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4hJoe Peta

Peta: Early-season MLB myths, realities

ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta looks at the early-season showings of the Yankees, Mariners, Astros, Nationals and Indians, and predicts whether those performances will remain consistent over 162 games.

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4hDavid Schoenfield

Tuesday's power rankings

A look at five of the brightest performers on Tuesday night, starting with Angels rookie Carlos Perez hitting a walk-off homer in his MLB debut.

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15hAndrew Marchand

Michael Pineda maturing as undisputed ace

Michael Pineda pitched eight shutout innings in the New York Yankees' win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

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18hDavid Schoenfield

A look at all 45 of Dee Gordon's hits

Let's give Dee Gordon some love. The Miami Marlins second baseman is, after all, hitting .433 and deserves a little attention.

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23hBen Lindbergh

How Moustakas is finally beating the shift

Mike Moustakas, a notorious dead-pull hitter in the past, has adapted his game and is having success using the whole field this season.

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2dRob Arthur

Yadier Molina forgot how to frame a pitch

FiveThirtyEight finds that Yadier Molina's pitch framing has declined dramatically over the past two years - something that could affect the Cardinals overall more than might be expected.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

What a show by Bryce Harper, still only 22. 3rd youngest NL player ever with a 3 HR game. The 2 younger: Eddie Mathews (20) & Mel Ott (21)

Bryce Harper has 3 homers by 6th inning

The Nationals OF has gone up to bat three times so far this game, and he's hit a home run each time (his 6th, 7th, 8th this season). The Nationals are up 5-2 over the Marlins in the sixth behind Harper's 4 RBIs.

'The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived On'

Ted Williams left behind so many unanswered questions that two of his children went to the extreme edges of science to find more time for them to be answered, while his third child went to equal extremes to stop them. His legacy

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Bryce Harper just hit a homer that might've been high enough to be caught on Washington D.C. radar.

Bryce Harper blasts 2nd HR of game

Harper's two-run shot gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead in the third. It's the 6th multi-HR game of Harper's career. Follow live

Detroit Tigers @tigers

Verlander was given the clearance to resume a throwing progression designed to return him to full competition.

Miami jumps on Scherzer early

The game is barely two innings old, but Max Scherzer has already yielded five hits to the Marlins, who have a 2-1 lead. Follow live

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The 10 best center fielders of all time

In honor of Willie Mays' 84th birthday, SportsNation ranked the 10 fleetest flyhawks in MLB history. Who's No. 1? Not this guy

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Buster: Market watch for Lohse, Gomez

MLB execs tell Buster Olney the Brewers are likely to deal Kyle Lohse, may deal Carlos Gomez and will not deal Jonathan Lucroy.

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