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Mercer takes pitch to ribs, exits

Pirates SS Jordy Mercer left today's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning due to pain in his rib cage area after he was hit by a pitch from Matt Garza on a bunt attempt.

Jerry Blevins fractures left forearm

The injury occurred today when Blevins, a lefty RP for the Mets, was hit with a line drive in a relief appearance. Blevins had not allowed a hit, walk or run in 5 IP this season.

Greene's earned run streak snapped

Tigers SP Shane Greene went the first 22 2/3 innings of the season without giving up an earned run. Greene finally relented in the 6th inning of today's White Sox game, which Detroit leads 9-1. Follow live


Rangers: Wilson has a 'shot' at MLB

Said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram: "Russell [Wilson] has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he'd have a shot if he committed to baseball. ... Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports."

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Tensions high in Kansas City again

The bad blood that defined the first two games of the A's-Royals series has not subsided. Royals coaches Ned Yost and Dave Eiland were ejected after OF Lorenzo Cain was hit in the 1st inning. Follow live


Yasiel Puig out for Dodgers

Puig was not in the lineup Friday, then he was in it Saturday. Well, he's back out again with hamstring soreness for today's series finale vs. the Rockies.


Have some mercy, Yoenis!

Saying that Yoenis Cespedes likes hitting against Chicago's Jose Quintana would be an understatement. Cespedes has 2 HRs and 6 RBIs today, improving his career numbers against Quintana to 6-for-8 with 4 HRs. The Tigers lead 7-0 in the 5th. Follow live


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That was the most runs in an inning by the Mets since July 2, 2013 vs. Arizona -- a seven-run seventh.

Mets hand Harvey huge cushion

Matt Harvey does not need much run support, but New York has given it to him anyway. Ruben Tejada highlighted a 7-run fourth with a bases-clearing double and the Mets lead 7-1. Follow live


Richards returns from serious injury

Garrett Richards was one of the most feared young SPs in MLB last year -- that is, until his season ended in August with a ruptured patellar tendon. Richards makes his first start since the injury today vs. the Astros.

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Harvey on the mound for surging Mets

The Mets have a chance to be the first team to 10 wins today against the Marlins, and they have just the guy to get them there. Matt Harvey (2-0, 2.25 ERA) makes his third start since Tommy John surgery forced him to miss last season.

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