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Olney: Lagares a star in the making

The Mets' Juan Lagares is quickly developing into more than just the best defensive center fielder in baseball.

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Spratt: The golden age of third basemen

Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado and top prospect Kris Bryant are leading a new major league trend of a more versatile third baseman, says Baseball Info Solutions' Scott Spratt.

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Will the Nationals get better? (1:56)

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Shelled Sox starters may need new slogan

Wade Miley's poor outing against the Orioles is the latest evidence that the Red Sox rotation needs to get its act together.

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Dodgers place Yasiel Puig on DL (2:05)

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Matt Harvey thrives on Subway Series stage

Matt Harvey allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in 8 2/3 innings in the Mets' win over the Yankees Saturday.

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Zack Greinke: No longer 'stressed out'

Zack Greinke continued his hot April on the mound, as the Dodgers' right-hander was composed in mowing down the San Diego Padres.

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Finally, Bernie Williams is part of the club

The Yankees began to make amends for a decade-long oversight by kicking off a celebration of Bernie Williams and his time with the club.


A-Rod moves closer to the money

A-Rod moved one home run away from tying Willie Mays with his 659th career blast and fifth this season. If he ties Mays, that forces the Yankees to pay him a $6M bonus (which the Yankees will likely fight).

Grand in the Bronx

Curtis Granderson's lead-off homer in the first inning was his first HR this season. He has 3 HR in 5 games at Yankee Stadium in the last 2 seasons

Pirates sweep Diamondbacks

Francisco Liriano fanned seven in 6 2/3 innings in a combined three-hitter, Pedro Alvarez drove in 2 runs and the Pirates dominated the D-backs in an 8-0 win.


Astros hold off A's for the sweep

Evan Gattis recorded a game-winning RBI double in the 9th inning to extend the Astros' win streak to 3 with a 7-6 victory over the A's.


Sunday Night Baseball: Subway Series

The Mets' Jon Niese needs to have a good first inning in the rubber game against the Yankees, says BBTN's Doug Glanville: "If he can ... get off to a good start, he's pitched really well once he gets his rhythm." Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Final: Rangers 5, Angels 4

Leonys Martin picked a great time for his 1st HR of the season. The light-hitting center fielder led off the top of the 11th with a solo homer to help lead the Rangers to the extra-innings win. Box score

Well played, Mauer

Joe Mauer hit a 2-run triple in the top of the 11th to give the Twins a 4-2 lead over the Mariners. It's just Mauer's 3rd triple over the past 3 seasons. Follow live

Final: Pirates 8, Diamondbacks 0

Francisco Liriano was a bit wild, walking 6 batters in 6.1 innings. He also had 7 K's and didn't allow a run, helping Pittsburgh win its 5th straight game. Box score


Final: Astros 7, Athletics 6

The unbelievable Astros have won 3 straight, 8 of their last 10 and are still atop the AL West after coming from behind to beat the A's in Oakland. Box score


Gattis loves seeing bases loaded

For the 2nd time today, Evan Gattis has hit a bases-loaded double. This one in the top of the 9th inning has given the Astros a 7-6 lead over the Athletics. Gattis, who came in with 1 RBI in 15 games this season, has 4 RBI's today. Follow live


Mark Mulder @markmulder20

With that said. Waino will be pitching by next spring. The fielding, covering first and running will slow the process of pitching in games.

Mark Mulder @markmulder20

You can't rehab harder to get back sooner with an Achilles. It takes time to heal and there is nothing you can do to speed it up.

Gordon flies into stands for catch

Royals OF Alex Gordon had a close encounter with White Sox fans in the 6th inning of Chicago's 5-3 win. We're not sure how he held onto this one.