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Fernandez slugs HR, lasts 6 innings in return

Jose Fernandez returned to the Miami Marlins' rotation Thursday after Tommy John elbow surgery and a nearly 14-month recovery process.

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Rancel: Miguel Sano brings 80 power to Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins have called up one of baseball's top power prospects in Miguel Sano. Nobody questions the power, but can he hit for enough average to stay in the lineup?

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How did Justin Turner get this good?

The Dodgers have chosen Justin Turner, a journeyman up until now, as their No. 3 hitter, the spot typically held for a team's best pure hitter.

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Month in review: June home runs

We highlight the most notable home run achievements from the month of June.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco leads our nightly list of baseball power rankings.

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Appreciating Brian Dozier's first half

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier deserves an All-Star bid, and it's amazing when you look at where he came from.

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Jonathan Herrera (CHC): 1st HR since July 7, 2013. The Cubs have scored more than 2 runs in a game for the 1st time in their last 9 games.

George Springer headed to the DL

The Astros OF has been placed on the 15-day DL with a broken right wrist after being hit with a 95 mph fastball Wednesday. He's hitting .264 with 13 HRs and 29 RBIs on the season.

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Bullpen catcher noms 18 cheesesteaks

Brewers bullpen catcher Marcus Hanel set a Citizens Bank Park record Wednesday by eating 18 cheesesteaks over a 3-game period. He can further add to his "accomplishment" -- he needs to devour just one more to set the 4-game record. We'll just let you digest that.

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Jose Fernandez calls it a day

And quite a day it was. In his first start since Tommy John surgery, the Marlins RHP gave up 3 runs through 6 innings to exit with a 5-3 lead over the Giants. Bonus: Fernandez hit his second career HR, too. Follow live

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Matt Cain exits game trailing

In his first start of the season, the Giants RHP gave up 5 ER -- including 2 HRs -- through 5 innings vs. Jose Fernandez and the Marlins. Miami leads 5-3 after 6. Follow live

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OTD: Spahn, Marichal go 16 innings

On this date in 1963, the Braves' Warren Spahn and the Giants' Juan Marichal had a pitching duel for the ages, each going the distance in a 16-inning game. It was Spahn who eventually faltered, but cut him some slack -- it was none other than Willie Mays with the walk-off home run to win, 1-0.

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

Jose Canseco is not exactly known for “using his head” over the years. But on his birthday, we thought it would make a great gift to re-live a hilarious moment from his one-of-a-kind career. Check out Thursday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover to see what we mean.

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San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

Justin Bour has homered every game this series. After his 3-run upper deck shot, Marlins lead 5-3 as we head to the 6th.

Jose Fernandez returns ... and hits a HR

In his first start after returning from Tommy John surgery, the Marlins RHP hit a solo shot to left off Giants RHP Matt Cain -- who's also making his first start of the season. It's Fernandez's second career HR as the Giants lead 3-2. Follow live