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Could Mariners' struggles cost McClendon?

With the Mariners failing to live up to expectations so far, SweetSpot TV discusses whether manager Lloyd McClendon is on the hot seat in Seattle.

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Manfred: Shortening season a popular topic

Commissioner Rob Manfred says shortening the regular season is becoming a popular topic as players and owners prepare to negotiate a new labor deal.

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Szymborski: Time for the Rangers to reboot

The injury-plagued Texas Rangers are off to a poor start in a good AL West. Dan Szymborski says it's time for the Rangers to fold this hand, with an eye toward competing again in the near future.

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Peta: Early-season MLB myths, realities

ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta looks at the early-season showings of the Yankees, Mariners, Astros, Nationals and Indians, and predicts whether those performances will remain consistent over 162 games.

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Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his Top 250 rankings, says Stephen Vogt, Danny Salazar, Devon Travis, Alex Rodriguez and Jake Marisnick are among the biggest movers since the end of spring training.

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How Moustakas is finally beating the shift

Mike Moustakas, a notorious dead-pull hitter in the past, has adapted his game and is having success using the whole field this season.


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I don't know who Joc Pederson will be when he grows up, but he's a fascinating player. His last seven hits have been HRs. MLB record?

Longoria leads Rays in Boston

Evan Longoria hit two home runs in a game for the first time since Sept. 25, 2013, and the Rays topped the Red Sox 5-3.


Simmons, Freeman push Braves past Phils

Andrelton Simmons had 3 hits, including a HR, Freddie Freeman drove in 3 runs with 3 hits and the Braves beat the Phillies 7-5.


Diamondbacks sweep doubleheader

After two straight postponements, the D-backs sent the Rockies to their seventh straight loss as Arizona completed its first doubleheader road sweep since 2006.


Griffin stakes Clippers to lead

Another triple-double probably isn't in the works, but Blake Griffin has 26 points at halftime -- his most in a half this season -- and the Clippers lead 65-56 at the break. Follow live


Joe Maddon tossed in St. Louis

The Cubs manager argued balls and strikes in the 6th inning during an at-bat by Starlin Castro, who flied out to right. Riding a four-game skid, Chicago is holding a 6-4 lead in the 8th inning. Follow live


Sabathia extends worst start in career

CC Sabathia dropped to 0-5 in the Yanks' series loss against the Blue Jays. Sabathia, who hadn't started worse than 0-3 in his career before this season, earned his last win on April 24, 2014. Box score


Joey Votto tossed, bumps umpire

The Reds' 1B was ejected after striking out in the 3rd inning. Votto spiked his helmet and appeared to yell to Pirates P Gerrit Cole while walking down the first-base line. Ump Chris Conroy tossed Votto, who then sprinted back and appeared to make contact with the ump.


Mets use long ball in win against O's

Jacob deGrom recovered from a nightmare start to toss 7 innings of one-run ball and received support with HRs from Curtis Granderson and Dilson Herrera in the Mets' 5-1 win over the O's.


deGrom dominant under the 'Citi' lights

Jacob deGrom improved to 3-3 tonight with a 5-1 win against the Orioles. When pitching at Citi Field deGrom is 3-1 and has allowed only 4 earned runs in 25.2 innings pitched.

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Single knocks Sale from game after 109 pitches. Bases loaded, 1 out, 4-3 Tigers, T6. Petricka in.

Cards' Jordan Walden out 6-10 weeks

The Cardinals' setup man has a strained muscle in his right shoulder that won't require surgery but will need time to heal after he received a second opinion today.