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Schoenfield: Top hitting duos in baseball

Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are just 25 and 23 years old, respectively. But are they already MLB's top hitting duo? We rank the five best.

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Strasburg not living up to ace potential

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is not living up to his ace potential. Here are four reasons why.

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Thursday's power rankings

Eduardo Rodriguez made a strong debut for the Boston Red Sox, and the San Francisco Giants tossed another shutout.

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Web Gems: Thursday, May 28

Does Everth Cabrera's diving stop top Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Royals rally to reclaim AL Central lead

Lorenzo Cain delivered a game-winning, 8th-inning double in the Royals' 8-4 win over the Cubs. Kansas City moved half a game ahead of the Twins, who can get even with a win tonight vs. the Blue Jays. Box score


Bounce-back on the mind for Matt Harvey

Harvey allowed a career-high 7 earned runs in his last start at Pittsburgh. He returns to Citi Field vs. a slumping Marlins team tonight. Follow live

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Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

The designation for assignment on RHP Brandon Kintzler has been rescinded. Placed on 15-day DL, retro to 5/28, with left knee tendinitis.

The Giants' historic May

Eight shutouts in a season sounds decent. How about eight shutouts in one month? That's what San Francisco has done this May, a huge reason why it's won 25 of its past 35 games. Just how historic?

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Not the Strasburg you're used to seeing

Stephen Strasburg's 6.50 ERA simply doesn't make sense. But it's there and step one in his attempt to lower it starts tonight vs. the Reds at 7:10 p.m. ET. What's up with Stras?

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Tejada a great DFS bargain

Ruben Tejada is hitting second for the Mets tonight and carries a very low price tag, making him one of Derek Carty's top buys for daily fantasy rosters tonight. X Factors (Insider)

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Russell breaks Royals' daunting bullpen

Cubs rookie 2B Addison Russell just evened the score at 4 with his 7th-inning blast off Kelvin Herrera. Herrera's dominance in the 7th last year was a big reason why Kansas City made the World Series. Follow live

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Sandy Alderson believes Dillon Gee actually returns from DL on Tuesday. Will go to four bench players at that point.

Friday night DFS picks

Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis are among the players that ESPN's analysts are building their daily fantasy rosters around. Tonight's top options

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Yasmani Grandal said he's ready to come off concussion list tomorrow. Asked what he said to ump to get ejected said "You don't want to know.

Homers a rarity for Arrieta -- except today

Cubs SP Jake Arrieta entered today with 3 HRs allowed in 58 innings this season. The Royals have matched that number in four innings today as they lead 3-1. Follow live