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Can the Yanks hold on?

Brett Gardner's three-run homer gave the Yankees a big lead, but can they fend off a Red Sox rally in the late frames?

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Are the Astros for real? (1:52)

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1hDoug Kern

Kernels: Welcome to the show

This was a week in which players made their names known, either with notable debuts or firsts. Here are the most statistically interesting ones.

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Gray, Vogt power A's past Rangers (0:32)

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1dESPN The Magazine

A not-so-rocky start for LeMahieu

In ESPN's Fight for Perfection issue, we we asked an NL scout to break down Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu's hot start, then asked LeMahieu to respond.

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12hDan Szymborski

Projecting MVP, Cy Young and ROY winners

Dan Szymborski provides an updated look at MLB's MVP, Cy Young and rookie of the year race. ZiPs projects Mike Trout and Adrian Gonzalez to take home the top honors.

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Red Sox do damage with two outs

The Yankees were one out away from taking an 8-0 lead into the 7th inning, but the Red Sox sent 8 hitters to the plate on their last out of the 6th and scored 5 runs to pull within 8-5. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Brewers' Roenicke fired after 7-18 start

After taking the Brewers to the NLCS in his first season as Milwaukee's manager, Ron Roenicke's ball club had missed the postseason every year since. In four-plus seasons under Roenicke, the Brewers finished with a 342-331 regular season mark.

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Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

Third time this season Sox have sent 10 or more batters to plate in an inning, my ESPN stat folks tell me

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Esmil Rogers is summoned to quell Sox uprising. Two runs in, two runners on, all with two out

Things getting testy in Boston

Adam Warren hit Hanley Ramirez, and Ramirez took a second to shake it off while casting a glare Warren's direction. Once things calmed down, Pablo Sandoval singled to left to drive home David Ortiz, and the Yankees' lead is down to 8-2. Watch live

Brewers fire manager Ron Roenicke

Milwaukee has fired manager Ron Roenicke after the team started a league-worst 7-18. The Brewers have the second-worst run differential in baseball (-41).

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Yankees piling on in the sixth

With James Taylor in the booth offering play-by-play and musical insight, Brett Gardner crushed a 3-run homer to right-center field to put New York up 8-0. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Yankees have Red Sox in trouble

Through 5 innings, New York is still shutting out Boston, as P Adam Warren is dealing left and right. But one bright side for Red Sox fans: James Taylor is set to join the ESPN broadcast to discuss his new song, "Angels of Fenway." Watch live

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Joe Kelly's night comes to an end

The last time he met the Yankees, Kelly allowed one hit over eight innings. Tonight was a bit different, as the Boston P gave up 5 runs in the first 3 innings. He'll take a seat with the Yankees up 5-0 in the top of the 5th. Watch live

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Houston Astros @astrosbaseball

#Astros closer Luke Gregerson locked down his 6th save of the season today. The #Astros are 18-0 in games they've led at any point. #Determination

Red Sox not ready to concede fourth

The Red Sox threatened to put a runner across for the first time on the night, but the Yankees got out of the inning with a double play. ... Or did they? Boston challenged the out at 1st, and it was overturned, keeping the inning alive. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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