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Twins have disco parties after home wins

A new tradition in the Twins locker room started by Torii Hunter includes fog and light machines, loud music and dancing. Pitcher Mike Pelfrey said, "It's pretty entertaining. You can imagine us being frustrated when we lose at home and don't get to see that. (via St Paul Pioneer Press)

Bryant: Harper confident but backs it up

Kris Bryant played with and against Bryce Harper as a youth player in Las Vegas. "He knew he was good. And that's a good trait to have in this game. You've got to go out there extremely confident. And he was confident. I think that helped him get to where he is today."

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jason Kipnis, human barometer: He had a .551 OPS in April, when CLE was 7-14; In May, Indians 13-9, and Kipnis has an OPS of 1.260.

Yankees retire Bernie Williams' No. 51

The Yanks unveiled his plaque that will reside in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium before their series finale against the Rangers. Said Williams: "This is unbelievable. ... I am overwhelmed."


Yankees Video: Brian McCann 2-run single in 1st, team blanked rest of way in loss to Rangers, completing 3-game sweep


Rangers Highlight: Adam Rosales 2-run HR, Prince Fielder 3 H and 2 RBI, complete 3-game sweep of Yankees with 5-2 win


Slumping Yankees lose again

After New York retired the number of former center fielder Bernie Williams, the Yankees fell to the Rangers 5-2, their 10th loss in 11 games.


Rangers, Yankees going in opposite directions

Texas has won five in a row. New York has lost 10 of 11. What are the Yankees doing wrong and the Rangers doing right? The Sunday Night Baseball crew breaks it down.


Kieran Darcy @KieranDarcy

Girardi sounds a little concerned about McCann, who came out early. Started out feeling like cramp in foot, but then calf acted up. #yankees

Final: Rangers 5, Yankees 2

Prince Fielder (3-for-5) drove in two runs, and Yovani Gallardo kept the Yankees' bats quiet over 6 IP as Texas swept the three-game set in the Bronx. New York has lost 10 of 11. Box score