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Gerrit Cole, who's pitched well in five starts this season, is a pitcher worth investing in tonight. Our experts will break down good and bad bets in our daily fantasy show at 6:15 p.m. ET.

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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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7hJoe 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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5hTristan H. Cockcroft

Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his Top 250 rankings, says Stephen Vogt, Danny Salazar, Devon Travis, Alex Rodriguez and Jake Marisnick are among the biggest movers since the end of spring training.

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18hAndrew 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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21hDavid 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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1dBen 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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Watch all 3 of Bryce Harper's homers

By the bottom of the 5th inning, the Nationals OF had three HRs in as many at-bats, and he'd end the day 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs against the Marlins.

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Samardzija drops suspension appeal

White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija will begin serving his five-game suspension immediately. Samardzija was punished due to his role in the April 23 on-field brawl with the Royals.

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Harper homers go great distance

All three of Bryce Harper's home runs went over 400 feet and traveled a total of 1,276 feet (about a quarter of a mile).

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Red Sox' David Ortiz on Patriots' situation: "It bugs me. What does it have to do with winning the Super Bowl?”

Verlander cleared to resume throwing

Justin Verlander has been sidelined since the start of the season with a strained right triceps, but the Tigers RHP has now been given the green light to resume throwing.

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No update on Nats' Stephen Strasburg

Manager Matt Williams said in his postgame presser today he doesn't have an update on the pitcher, who left Tuesday's game in the third inning with irritation under his shoulder blade.

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Final: Nationals 7, Marlins 5

Nationals RHP Max Scherzer gave up 5 runs over 7 innings with 10 strikeouts, but lucky for him, Bryce Harper is on his team. The outfielder went 3-for-4 with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs, almost single-handedly beating the Marlins.

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Stanton shows he can homer too

Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton didn't like Bryce Harper getting all the attention with his 3-for-3, 3-homer showing to begin the game -- so the Marlins slugger hit a 3-run HR of his own to cut the Nationals' lead to just 2, and it's 7-5 in the 8th. Follow live

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Even before today, Harper ranked in the top 9% of all position players in MLB history by WAR, and he won't turn 23 till October.

Bryce Harper grounds out in 4th at-bat

After starting the game 3-for-3 with 3 home runs and 4 RBIs, the Nationals OF showed he's human -- he grounded out to second but still drove in a run in the process. The Nats lead the Marlins 7-2 in the seventh.

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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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