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Rays tie Yanks in the 9th

A shocker at Yankee Stadium as Steven Souza Jr. is the first player to homer off Dellin Betances in more than 40 innings this season. The game is tied at 2. Follow live

Samardzija has no-hit bid through 5

Jeff Samardzija is cruising against the Orioles with 1 walk, 6 stikeouts and no hits. The White Sox have a 1-0 lead. Follow live

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Rays hope to rally with Pineda out

Michael Pineda seemed to be pumped to wear his special cap to commemorate Independence Day. His slider velocity averaged 86.4 mph today -- his season average was 84.4. He's out of the game after 10 strikeouts in 7 scoreless innings. Follow live

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White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija has not given up a hit through four innings. White Sox 1, Orioles 0.

Padres jump ahead of Cards, 1-0

Yangervis Solarte hit a HR -- his fifth straight game with an extra-base hit. Carlos Martinez had given up just two home runs in his previous eight starts. Follow live

Red Sox leading Astros 3-0 in 5th

In his first game since May 23, Boston's Shane Victorino has a hit and scored a run. The Red Sox are threatening to score more against Collin McHugh in the 5th inning. Follow live

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Melky Cabrera with ANOTHER hit. His second single of the day. OBP was .272 on June 19. It's now at .301. Making progress.

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Jeff Samardzija with his fourth consecutive strikeout and hasn't allowed a hit through three innings. One walk. White Sox 1, O's 0, B3.

Pineda painting a masterpiece

Michael Pineda has 10 strikeouts through 6 innings today. This is his second double-digit strikeout game this season. Rays hitters have missed over 40% of their swings so far today. Yankees lead 2-0 in the 6th. Follow live

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Beware: Panda Falling

Boston's Pablo Sandoval fell in the Astros dugout to catch ball in the fourth inning today. Clay Buchholz appreciates the effort, as he's allowed just one hit in four innings. Red Sox lead 2-0. Follow live

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Alexei Ramirez with the stolen base off Tillman. Was halfway to second before the ball was even pitched.

Strasburg injury overshadows 9-3 win

Tanner Roark came in relief of an injured Stephen Strasburg to give more than four innings of solid relief in the Nationals win. Bryce Harper homered and was on base four times. Jordan Zimmermann pitches for the sweep Sunday. Box score

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Melky Cabrera keeps on hitting. His first-inning single makes him 28-for-83 (.337) over his last 23 games.

Price gets key out to keep Jays scoreless

David Price got Toronto's Danny Valencia to ground into a double play, which is notable because he came into the at bat slugging .882 and hitting .706 (12-for-17) against Price in their previous 21 plate appearances. The Tigers lead the Jays 4-0 in the 4th inning. Follow live

Lou Gehrig: Fact vs. Fiction

The speech that Gary Cooper gave as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" is actually different than the one that The Iron Horse gave at Yankee Stadium 76 years ago today. Compare the two

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July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig's speech

On this date 76 years ago, the Yankees held Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. It's when he gave his famous unscripted speech, saying, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite suffering from ALS.

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Yankees give Pineda an early lead

Michael Pineda has 5 strikeouts in the first 3 innings as the Yankees lead 2-0. He's needed 45 pitches to get through three innings, so he's on pace to need some help from his bullpen to finish this game. Follow live

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