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2hJean-Jacques Taylor

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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19hKeith 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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18hHoward 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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15hTommy 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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19hKeith 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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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
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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
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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
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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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Springer takes off for third and the throw goes into left field! It's 5-4 #Astros as Springer scores and Lowrie takes 2nd.

Toronto's Reyes (rib) headed to DL

SS Jose Reyes was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Blue Jays because of a cracked rib. Reyes had been trying to play through the injury, but was just 2-for-15 at the plate over his last 4 games.

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Mariners snap two-game skid
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Nelson Cruz recorded his league-leading 21st RBI against his former team and Taijuan Walker tossed seven strong innings as the Mariners won 3-1 over the Rangers.

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Braves hand Nats 6th straight loss

Kelly Johnson collected 3 of Atlanta's 13 hits -- including 10 off Washington starter Doug Fister -- as the Braves defeated the Nationals 8-4.

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Tigers edge Twins for 3rd straight win
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Yoenis Cespedes had a homer and 3 RBIs, Jose Iglesias added a home run and a triple, and the Tigers topped the Twins 4-3. Detroit has won 3 in a row following a 4-game skid.

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