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Gattis powers Astros to 10th win in a row

Evan Gattis hit two home runs, including the tiebreaking blast in the bottom of the eighth, as the Astros beat the Mariners to win their 10th straight game.

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38mBuster Olney

Olney: Retaliatory beanball tradition must end

Buster Olney offers his first-hand take on the beanballs the Yankees and Red Sox exchanged Sunday night, voices his displeasure on the matter and more.

Baseball Tonight Video

Nationals blank Mets (0:51)

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8hChristina Kahrl

Sunday power rankings

Who did the most on Sunday? Well, it might always depend who you ask, but Evan Gattis and the red-hot Astros tonight's list.

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30mEric Karabell

Gauging Jake Marisnick's value

Eric Karabell reflects on a big baseball weekend, and gauges Jake Marisnick's breakout.

MLB Video

Howell makes great tag (0:37)

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13hDoug 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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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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23hDan 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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ChiSox players back Robin Ventura

After an 8-14 start, players are taking the blame instead of placing it on their manager. Said 1B Jose Abreu through an interpreter: "It's our fault because we are the ones who are playing. We are the people who are on the field."

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Buster Olney: End retaliatory beanball

"However MLB got to this place, no matter the tradition, it's stupid that pitchers are throwing fastballs at prone targets and dramatically increasing the risk of injury." Unwrite this unwritten rule

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BBTN's Power Rankings

The Astros are tied with the Cardinals for the most wins in baseball and have the best 25-game start in franchise history. With that impressive start, Houston has pushed its way into the Power Rankings, knocking out the Mets.

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From one Chicago team to another

Each Cubs player wore a personalized Blackhawks jersey on the flight to St. Louis Sunday night in support of the city's team taking on the Wild in Game 2. It must've been good luck -- the 'Hawks won 4-1 and took a 2-0 series lead.

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ICYMI: Brewers (7-18) fire Roenicke

Brewers GM Doug Melvin said of the team's decision to fire manager Ron Roenicke after Sunday's win: "Over roughly the last 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It's all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn't see the progress and improvement we had hoped for." Story

Houston's complete 180

Not only do the Astros have the best 25-game start in franchise history, they have the fourth-best start in MLB history after losing at least 90 games the previous season.

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Clayton Kershaw seeking 100th career win tonight. 2.51 ERA. Last starter with that low an ERA and reached 100 wins-Tom Seaver in 1972

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HOU leads AL West by 7 games. Last team in any division with a lead that big on May 3 was the 116-win '01 Mariners, who had a 9-game lead.

Red Sox Video: Mike Napoli 3-run HR, Red Sox swept at home by Yanks in series of 3 games or more 1st time since 2006

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Yankees start hot, outlast Red Sox

Andrew Miller loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and the winning run came to the plate, but the Yankees held on to defeat the Red Sox 8-5 and sweep the series. It's New York's first 3-game sweep at Fenway since 2006.

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