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Taylor: Hamilton's worth proved only by actions

Troubled outfielder Josh Hamilton has an opportunity to be productive for the Texas Rangers and mend fences with their fans. He will be judged on all that only through his actions and hard work.

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21hKeith Law

Scouting Vandy's early-round draft prospects

Keith Law passes along his scouting notes on Vanderbilt University starter Carson Fulmer and shortstop Dansby Swanson and has more MLB draft buzz.

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Braves double up Nationals (2:19)

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Astros win fourth straight (1:00)

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20hHoward Bryant

In MLB, the bigger, the better

In ESPN's Fight for Perfection issue, Howard Bryant writes that today's colossal athletes invite awe. But what is
 gained in size will come with a loss of fan connection.

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17hTommy Rancel

Updated Top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015

Rafael Montero and Severino Gonzalez move to the top of Tommy Rancel's updated top 10 prospects list, as they both draw major league starting nods this week.

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21hKeith Law

Scouting Vandy's early-round draft prospects

Keith Law passes along his scouting notes on Vanderbilt University starter Carson Fulmer and shortstop Dansby Swanson and has more MLB draft buzz.

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Bumgarner disagrees with DH debate
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Madison Bumgarner doesn't want the DH adopted in the NL, despite Adam Wainwright's Achilles injury: "What if he got hurt pitching? Should we say we can't pitch anymore? I hate what happened to him. ... But I don't think it was because he was hitting. What if he gets hurt getting out of his truck? You tell him not to drive anymore?"

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BBTN's Web Gem from Monday
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Giants RF Justin Maxwell robbed a base hit from the Dodgers with a diving catch, but is it good enough to beat Royals LF Alex Gordon's diving catch that found him in the stands?

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Manfred: 'Prudent' to wait on decision

Said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on O's postponed game: "We'll make a decision at some point this morning. ... It just did not make sense last night to try to make a decision on today's game. The situation was so fluid, it was developing as we were talking." (via Mike & Mike)

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

#bluejays Devon Travis hit his sixth home run of the season on Monday. Travis also now has 18 RBI, tied for second-most in MLB this season.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

MLB leaders in errors: 1. Washington 22; 2. Oakland 20; 3. Milwaukee 19; 4. Philadelphia 17; 4. Texas 17.

Josh Hamilton trade may haunt Angels
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BBTN's Chris Singleton: “I don’t understand how the Angels can essentially give a player to Texas, pick up the majority of the $83 million left, and you’ve given him to a team in your division. This will come back to bite them at some point.”

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A royal rumble for Cleveland pitcher

The Kansas City Royals have been embroiled in a few kerfuffles in recent days. Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer noticed, and he showed up to Monday night’s game against KC wearing boxing gloves. Put 'em up

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Astros win fourth straight

Colby Rasmus homered and tallied 3 RBIs as the Astros scored 5 unanswered runs to defeat the Padres 9-4.

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Dodgers pull away from Giants

Joc Pederson homered and drove in 2 runs, and Justin Turner added a 3-run homer in the 8th to power the Dodgers to an 8-3 victory over the Giants.

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Rockies hand D-backs 4th straight loss
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Justin Morneau's 3-run homer in the first helped the Rockies edge the Diamondbacks in their series opener. Colorado starter Tyler Matzek allowed two earned runs in five innings before leaving with a hamstring injury.

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Bumgarner: Scherzer 'knew the rules'

Giants P Madison Bumgarner responded to Nationals P Max Scherzer's comments that the NL should adopt the DH: "Whatever much he signed for [as a free agent in the offseason] -- what did he get, again? -- he didn't have a problem signing his name. He didn't have a problem with hitting then," Bumgarner said, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Dodgers pull away to down Giants

Joc Pederson hit a solo home run in the 6th and Justin Turner clubbed a pinch-hit, 3-run homer in the 8th to help the Dodgers run away from their rivals 8-3. Box score

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