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ICYMI: Watch this Alex Gordon catch

The Royals outfielder had a close encounter with White Sox fans in the 6th inning of Chicago's 5-3 win. We're not sure how he held on to this one.

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Hamilton trade: The fantasy impact
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Josh Hamilton is available in 96.4% of ESPN Fantasy leagues. Which Hamilton will you get: his 28.4 HRs per year with Texas (2008-12) or his 15.5 HRs per year with the Angels the last 2 seasons. Karabell explores (Insider)

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Kluber winless in April

Only three defending Cy Young-winning starting pitchers have gone winless through April. The reigning AL ace Corey Kluber needs a win tonight to avoid becoming the fourth.

Yankees-Mets feud... over Twitter
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The official Mets Twitter account tweeted this in the Subway Series finale Sunday: "NY (AL) grabs a run in the 5th. We trail 6-4." The Yankees' Twitter account was not pleased with being referred to as NY (AL) and responded: "Yankees. We are the YANKEES." But the Mets, see below, had the last barb.

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Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

We know the NFL's power vs MLB, but here's hoping final Yankees-Mets game Sept. 20 overshadows Giants' home opener vs Atlanta

OTD: Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king

On April 27, 1983, Nolan Ryan passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list with 3,509 strikeouts -- and Ryan was still 10 years from retirement. He would end his career with 5,714 K's, still good for most in MLB history.

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No strong DH opinion for Jake Arrieta
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Said the Cubs pitcher, who's 0-for-10 on the year: "It's part of the game, and we have to put work into it. I think a lot of people want to see the DH implemented around the league. I wouldn't care one way or another."

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Marlins owner endorses manager

After a 3-11 start, Mike Redmond faced rumors of being on the hot seat. However, after a five-game winning streak, owner Jeffrey Loria offered support of his manager: "He's the manager. Period. All teams go through bad moments. Ours came early." (via CBS Sports)

A-Rod needs one more to tie Mays
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Next up for the Yankees is the Rays, and Alex Rodriguez doesn't have too many at-bats against their projected starters. But he did homer off tonight's hurler Nathan Karns earlier this season, and he has 49 long balls against the Rays in his career.

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BBTN's Power Rankings

BBTN's Karl Ravech's and Aaron Boone's top 5 teams are all the same, they're just in different places on the list. Which two AL teams and three NL teams are sticking out the most so far this season?

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Wade Miley: 'I know I'm better than this'

The Red Sox LHP gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in just 2 1/3 innings yesterday in Baltimore, and the BoSox lost 18-7. Said Miley: "I didn't give us a chance at all. And it's so hard for an offense to keep going when a starter goes out in the third inning and gives up seven runs."

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Joe Maddon keeping faith in young talent

Addison Russell has 12 strikeouts in 22 at-bats, but the Cubs manager isn't fazed: "I think once Addison really gets his feet on the ground, heads up. ... The young players, they're a little more advanced than most."

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Frank Catalanotto turns 41 today. ... Brian Giles is 55. ... Eric Hillman is 49. ... Orber Moreno is 38.