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The fireworks continue in Toronto

The Blue Jays continue to lay the lumber as Jose Bautista hit the Jays' third home run of the game to give his club a 5-1 lead after five innings. Bautista is hitting .244 this season. Follow live

Lesson one: Keep helmet on head

Henry Owens doesn't bat much, he's a rookie pitcher for the Red Sox, but playing at Citi Field meant the 23-year-old had to grab a bat and it looks like his helmet choice wasn't ideal. He stuck out looking and the Mets have a 1-0 lead in the 4th. Follow live


Tigers get out of jam, but surrender a run

The Blue Jays had the bases full with no outs, but only managed to get one more run before the Tigers ended the inning. After four innings, Toronto leads 4-1. Follow live

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Martin Prado: 2-2 with a HR vs Max Scherzer tonight His .533 career BA vs Scherzer is 2nd highest of any player (Shin-Soo Choo, .571)

Blue Jays pull ahead with two dingers

Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki and 3B Josh Donaldson both went yard to left field to give their club a 3-1 lead against the Tigers after three innings. Follow live

Dodgers put Puig (hamstring) on DL

The last time Yasiel Puig went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, he missed 5 1/2 weeks. If that happens this time, he would return for the start of the playoffs.

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Encarnacion extends his hit streak to a career high 23 straight games...5th longest in club history...longest by any player in ML this year.

Toronto ties it up immediately

While the Tigers jumped out to an early lead thanks to an Ian Kinsler HR, the Blue Jays answered right away with Edwin Encarnacion driving in Jose Bautista. Follow live

Tigers jump out early with Kinsler HR

Well, it didn't take long for the Tigers to get the bats going against R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays. Second baseman Ian Kinsler went yard on the first pitch he saw. Detroit leads 1-0. Follow live


#MadMax is getting ready. #Gametime is next.

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Brian McCann greets his hometown Atlanta fans for his first return to Turner Field after 9 seasons with the Braves.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With injuries to Denard Span and Michael A. Taylor, Bryce Harper makes just his 2nd start of the season in centerfield on Friday against the Marlins. He's not the only one in a new spot. Regular LF Jayson Werth moves to RF, middle infielder Danny Espinosa makes his 1st career start in LF, and recent callup Trea Turner is at 2B, where he makes his 1st big league start.

Cubs meet another California ace

Chicago is the first team to face the reigning World Series MVP (Madison Bumgarner) and league MVP (Clayton Kershaw) in back-to-back games since 1969. (via Elias)

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Mariners demote Zunino, call up Hicks

The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Zunino's struggles

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Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

Too often are fans at baseball games hit by a foul ball or broken bat. But increasing safety measures is more complicated than simply extending the nets, writes Jayson Stark. An engineering challenge

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Dombrowski doesn't expect Buchholz will pitch again this season. Even ruled out instructional league

Carlos Correa out of lineup again

The Astros rookie shortstop will miss his second consecutive game with a sore left hamstring. Correa is hitting .278 with 15 homers this season.


Nice catch, kid

A young Rangers fan can't help but jump around in celebration after snagging a foul ball.