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OTD: Armando Galarraga's imperfect game

Five years ago today, the Tigers RHP had a perfect game through 8 2/3. But Indians SS Jason Donald was called safe by umpire Jim Joyce on a grounder to first, a call that became controversial on replays. Said Joyce after the game: "I just cost that kid a perfect game."

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Rodgers still best available draft pick

In Keith Law's final ranking before this year's Rule 4 draft -- which is filled with middle infielders -- he still places Florida high school SS Brendan Rodgers at the top of the list. Top 100 (Insider)

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Final: Nationals blank Blue Jays 2-0

Jordan Zimmermann struck out four and walked one through eight shutout innings on the way to the W and Toronto's first shutout of the season. Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Box score


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Detroit has reinstated RHP Alfredo Simon from the bereavement list to start tonight's game against Oakland.

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The #Tigers today have purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson and also recalled the contract of OF Daniel Fields from Triple A Toledo.

Gallo a 'big time, big impact' prospect

With Joey Gallo, Buster Olney said on SportsCenter, the Rangers are thinking: "'Let's call him up now. We give him a taste of the big leagues.' No pressure because so many other guys in that lineup are doing great."


OTD: Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp

On June 2, 1925, Wally Pipp had a headache and popped a couple of Aspirin, so Lou Gehrig stepped in at first -- and "The Iron Horse" would not miss a game for the next 2,128 games. Said Wally Pipp: "I took the two most expensive Aspirin in history."

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Rangers give Joey Gallo his shot

The team's top prospect entered the season, along with the Cubs' Kris Bryant, as the top power-hitting minor leaguer. At 6-5, both are the two tallest 3B in MLB. In the minors, Bryant had a 7.1 HR% and Gallo a 8.0 HR%.

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