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Strasburg throws for 1st time on DL

Stephen Strasburg, who left his start Friday with neck stiffness after 16 pitches, emerged from the session without discomfort, according to Nationals manager Matt Williams. Strasburg didn't last more than 5 innings in any of his last 5 starts.

D-backs fight back from 6-run deficit

Arizona starter Rubby De La Rosa was roughed up, allowing 7 runs in 5 innings to put his team in an early hole. But the D-backs fought all the way back to take the lead over the Braves with a 3-run 7th inning. Follow live

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jared Hughes gets through the Giants in the eighth with some breaking balls and some luck. 2-1, PIT.

#VoteDbacks @Dbacks

A.J. Pollock doubles, Goldy moves him over, and Yasmany Tomás drives him in. It's a one-run game in the 7th.

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Bryant on being a team player and moving to OF if needed: “If that time comes I’d love to see Javy rake at third base."

Tanaka shines in return, Yankees win

On the mound for the first time since heading to the DL on April 29, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 9 and allowed just 3 hits over 7 innings to guide New York to a 3-1 win over the Mariners and a series sweep. Box score

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Francisco Cervelli just took the sort of hit that catchers take more than anybody else. As Kuip and Krukow said: He just needs some time.

Cincinnati Reds @Reds

Reds place on the 15-day DL Marlon Byrd, select from Class AAA Louisville the contract of Ivan DeJesus Jr. (#3) and release Donald Lutz.

Final: Cardinals 7, Brewers 4

Matt Carpenter had 2 hits and 2 RBIs, and John Lackey went 7 innings, as St. Louis rode a 5-run first inning to improve the major's best home record to 22-7.

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Highlight: Laser show at Fenway

Dustin Pedroia had four singles to help the Red Sox defeat the Twins 6-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

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Freeman goes deep twice and counting

Freddie Freeman hit a 3-run homer in the second then followed up with a solo shot in the fourth, as the Braves lead the Diamondbacks 7-3 in the fifth. The Atlanta 1B has five homers over his past six games. Follow live

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Tanaka sharp in return to action

Pitching for the first time since going on the DL April 29, Masahiro Tanaka has struck out 8 and allowed just three hits over six innings, as the Yankees hold a 3-1 lead against the Mariners. Follow live

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Concussion tests on Gomez negative

Brewers 3B Hector Gomez crashed into the left-field stands chasing after a foul ball in the sixth inning of the loss to the Cardinals. He hit the short wall at full speed and fell head-first into the seats. After being looked at, he left the game under his own power.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Masahiro Tanaka having a very strong start: Six innings, one run, eight strikeouts. Everything is working for him.

Boston Red Sox @RedSox

Farrell on the win in Game 1: "When we put together a game like today, it starts to give you a vision of what this team can do." #RedSox

Where's the ducker?

Not everyone is reaching for this home run ball hit over the Green Monster Wednesday. Can you find the ducker?

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Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

INF Hector Gomez was removed from today's game for precautionary reasons. Examined by a physician. Results were negative for a concussion.

Final: Red Sox 6, Twins 3

In just his second career MLB start, Boston rookie Eduardo Rodriguez went 7 innings with 7 K's to get his second win. Dustin Pedroia went 4-for-5 with 2 R, 1 RBI to lead Boston's 13-hit effort. Box score

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