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Ventura drills Lawrie, gets ejected in loss

A night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie riled the Royals with a hard slide, Yordano Ventura plunked Lawrie with a 99 mph fastball in the left elbow and got tossed from Kansas City's 5-0 loss.

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Defending champs snap eight-game slide (0:28)

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Sport Science: Tripling Your Betts

Several individual plays were considered for Play of the Week, but instead the Sport Science team recognized a series of plays by Boston's Mookie Betts and called it our Performance of the Week.

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Elias: Most Ks in 1st 5 career games vs. Marlins: R. Johnson 49 Nomo 47 Schilling 44 Wood 44 Peavy 43 JACOB DeGROM 42 Billingsley 42

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Elias: Jacob deGrom's 2.48 ERA thru 25 starts is third-lowest in #Mets history, trailing only Jerry Koosman (2.21) and Matt Harvey (2.37).

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Elias: Jacob deGrom's 2.48 ERA thru 25 starts is third-lowest in #Mets history, trailling only Jerry Koosman (2.21) and Matt Harvey (2.37).

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jordan Zimmermann off to a slow start in his walk year. For inspiration, how about 2008 Sabathia? 13.50 ERA after four starts. Got 7/$161m

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So far, Shin-Shoo Choo, hitting .138 with 1 HR/2BB in 9 games, has been among the worst free agent signings of recent yrs. 7 years, $130m

Fan catches ball, chugs beer
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Catching a baseball in your beer cup. That's pretty impressive. Proceeding to chug that same beer with the ball still in the cup? That's something else entirely.

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King Felix reigns over Texas
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Felix Hernandez was at his best Saturday night, giving up just 2 hits and striking out 12 batters in the Mariners' win over the Rangers. Box score

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Final: Dodgers 6, Rockies 3
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Howie Kendrick doubled twice to help Zach Greinke collect the win on a 6.2-inning, 5-hit, 3-run effort. Box score

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Giants win on ring night
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Maybe a reminder that they're the defending champs is all the Giants needed to get back on track. They received their 2014 World Series rings, then went out and beat the Diamondbacks for their 4th win of the year. Box score

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