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A's get to Greene, break scoreless tie with Tigers

After five frames of matching goose eggs in Oakland, the A's solved Shane Greene in the sixth, scoring four times to chase the Tigers' starter.

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5hDavid Schoenfield

Five key things to watch this week

The Yankees are sliding, Josh Hamilton is returning, and Michael Wacha is in some elite company.

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Nationals squeak by Cubs (0:54)

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Braun hits one out of the park (0:29)
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Colon notches his second hit of the year (0:31)

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Rangers, Yankees going in opposite directions (1:08)

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18hChristina Kahrl

Sunday's power rankings

Sunday's top performances in baseball included another strong start by Michael Wacha, who improved to 7-0 by beating the Royals.

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20hDoug Kern

Kernels: Aces Wild

Highlighting the most notable pitching performances in MLB over the past week.

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Brewers' Peralta likely out 4-6 weeks

Milwaukee P Wily Peralta is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained left oblique. Peralta is 1-5 on the year with a 4.00 ERA.

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Ryan Braun mashes 465-foot home run

Miller Park's second deck could not contain this massive blast by Braun. The 465-foot shot was the longest at the park since 2011.

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St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

Matt Holliday extends his streak of reaching base safely to begin the season to 41 games, one behind Pujols (42, 2008) for the club record.

Ramos' homer keeps Nationals rolling

Wilson Ramos cracked a 6th-inning HR to put Washington up 2-1 for good over the Cubs. The Nationals have won 8 of 9.

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Twins get their scoring done early

A six-run 2nd inning was plenty for Minnesota, who beat Boston 7-2 today. Trevor Plouffe (3-run HR) provided the big hit for a 26-18 Twins team.

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Farrell: allow 'approved substances'

“I would like to see an approved substance pitchers can use," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I think anytime a game loses players for eight to 10 games ... it makes us as an industry look within. If pitchers are putting themselves at risk and if the belief is a widespread number of pitchers are doing it, why wouldn’t we look to improve the game?" Farrell's plea

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Why are pitchers doctoring baseballs?

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro: "I think in any sport, probably any business, anybody's going to try to get that little bit of edge to do better than the other guy."

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Colon collects 2nd hit of year

Every Bartolo Colon at-bat is a sight to behold. But a Colon base hit? That's an event that can't be missed.

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Yankees break slump in a huge way

Five home runs and 14 runs is one way to end a stretch of 10 losses in 11 games. The ESPN MLB crew breaks down New York's much-needed win.

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Reds lose 9th straight

The latest defeat comes at the hands of the Rockies, who use a 9th-inning rally to beat Cincinnati 5-4.

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Bats come alive for Mets

After being struck out 10+ times by Pirates starters three times in a row, New York bashed three home runs today vs. the Phillies in a 6-3 win.

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Ryan Braun slugs massive home run

Braun took Giants SP Tim Lincecum WAY out of the yard in the 5th today. The homer appeared to clear the second deck at Miller Park. Brewers lead 4-1 in the 6th. Follow live

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Two 2-run HR's key 4-3 Orioles win

Caleb Joseph clubbed the first one, and Steve Pearce added the game-winner in the 7th. Both came off the Astros' Dallas Keuchel, who lost his first game of 2015.

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Baseball Tonight @BBTN

Join the party! Slade Heathcott hits his 1st MLB HR. Yankees extend their lead to, 14-1.