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6hJerry Crasnick

Crasnick: Simmons a hard-working human highlight reel

Andrelton Simmons makes the spectacular seem routine, but the Braves' shortstop also nurtures his talent by putting in plenty of grunt work.

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9hKeith Law

Law: Scouting Vandy's top 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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8hHoward 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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5hTommy 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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9hKeith 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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Corey Kluber, American League Cy Young Award winner, will go 0-for-April. And it's not really his fault. Tough luck this month for the ace.

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Joe Kelly has settled down and retired the last 8 batters he's faced. He gets Saunders swinging to end the top of the 6th.

Jarred Cosart sharp vs. Mets

The 3rd-year right-hander has tossed 7 scoreless innings tonight, allowing just 2 singles and 3 walks while striking out 2. The Mets' Dillon Gee (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) has been pretty good, too. Follow live

Quick start for Tigers

Jose Iglesias, Detroit's No. 2 hitter, took Minnesota's Tommy Milone deep to left for a solo HR in the top of the 1st. It was Iglesias' 1st HR since Sept. 8, 2013. Detroit still leads 1-0. Follow live

Brandon McCarthy has torn right UCL

The right-hander was placed on the DL and will miss the rest of the season after signing a 4-year, $48M deal this past December. McCarthy, 31, was 3-0 despite a 5.87 ERA in 4 starts this season.

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Panda punishing Blue Jays

Pablo Sandoval followed his 2-run single in the 1st with a solo HR to right field in the 4th, He's driven in all 3 of Boston's runs, but the Red Sox still trail Toronto 5-3 entering the 5th. Follow live

Jays' Travis hits 6th home run
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Toronto 2B Devon Travis hit a solo shot in the top of the 3rd vs. the Red Sox, giving him 6 on the season. That's the 3rd-most in the AL and just 1 shy of the entire total of Toronto's second basemen last season. Follow live

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Aviles pulls Indians even
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Mike Aviles has been a thorn in Jason Vargas' side tonight. He launched a 2-run HR in the 5th and has walked twice (Vargas has 5 walks). The Indians and Royals are tied 2-2 heading into the 6th. Follow live

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Olbermann: What to make of the DH
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The DH started in 1973 as an experiment. More than 40 years later, it's still being debated, especially after injuries to Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer. "Maybe we're ignoring the obvious solution -- eliminate the DH in the American League."

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