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Marlins' next manager should be ... A-Rod?

Buster Olney explains: "Alex Rodriguez really knows baseball, he works like crazy, he loves working with young players, he certainly would have the credibility to walk into a clubhouse with the players -- and he's from Miami!"


A-Rod passes Ruth, Gehrig on RBI list

Alex Rodriguez's three-run home run in the third inning this afternoon vaulted him past Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig into sole possession of third place on MLB's official career RBI list with 1,995.

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Stark's first-quarter awards

MVPs? Easy. Rookies? Done. But Cy Youngs? It's basically a dead heat. In both leagues. So who did Jayson Stark choose? All awards

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Rangers' Colby Lewis rocked again

Lewis allowed 10 runs (9 ER) in 2 2/3 innings this afternoon against the Indians. In the last 2 years, there have been 3 times a pitcher allowed 10+ runs in less than 3 innings -- and Lewis has 2 of them.

Mike Trout: I'll never skip All-Star Game

The Angels star said if he was selected, he would always attend: "You play baseball to win a championship, but there are things that come along with that. For me, it's a special honor."

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Indians roughing up Rangers

Cleveland has surged out to a 10-0 lead over Texas, thanks to an 8-run third inning. The outburst was capped by a 3-run homer from Carlos Santana. Follow live

Early fireworks in Cincinnati

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the first and Charlie Blackmon had a two-run blast in the second for the Rockies. Todd Frazier has a solo shot for the Reds. Colorado leads 5-1 in the middle of the second. Follow live

Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney

Olney believes it's fiction that the Astros will make the playoffs, unless they upgrade their rotation. Clayton Kershaw winning another NL Cy Young though?


Jason Kipnis: Shaved heads a 'team thing'

Indians players and coaches shaved their heads in support of Mike Aviles' 4-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with leukemia. "It means a lot for me," said Aviles, who returned May 18 after a week and a half on the family emergency list. "It's kind of cool when you have your whole team on your side."

St. John's Basketball @stjohnsbball

"Good morning and welcome to Yankee Stadium!" Coach Mullin will throw out today's first pitch before the Yankees square off with the Royals #SJUBB

Olney: A-Rod should manage Marlins

Buster Olney: "[Marlins owner Jeffrey] Loria likes splashy solutions, like hiring the loud and profane Ozzie Guillen, like hiring a former Yankee in Girardi. There could be no option that would draw more attention than the hiring of Alex Rodriguez." A good fit (Insider)

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Asked if Harvey was most difficult to convince about merits of 6-man rotation, Dan Warthen said: "Even the sixth man was tough to convince."

Detroit Tigers @tigers

LHP Kyle Ryan will be recalled from Triple A Toledo prior to today's game. Today's starter will remain TBA.

Braves just what Kershaw needed

In his past 3 starts against them, Clayton Kershaw has struck out 29 batters without walking anyone and has an ERA of just 1.17. He's gone at least 7 innings and struck out at least 9 in all 3 of those starts.

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Avisail Garcia nursing sore right knee

The White Sox OF will likely miss the rest of the series against Toronto with the injury. Manager Robin Ventura hopes Garcia can stay off the DL: "As of right now, we're going to see if we can get him off the turf and give him a few days of not doing anything here and see how he looks when we got to Baltimore."

Dodgers trade Uribe to Braves

Juan Uribe was told he'd been traded to the Braves on Tuesday night. Upon hearing the news, Adrian Gonzalez told reporters, "I’m not going to be able to charge room service to his room anymore.” Pending MLB approval

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