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Chris Sale just reached back and threw 96 mph on his 11th strikeout of the game. 2-0 White Sox, B8.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Chris Sale: 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 10 K so far for the White Sox today. Orioles hitters are 1 for 8 with 5 K against Sale's slider.

Schoenfield: Lester and worst hitters

Jon Lester is now 0-for-59, the worst streak to start a career. In honor of his futility, we compiled a list of the worst hitters at each position. Call 'em the Non-All-Stars, if you will. See the team

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Anniversary of 50 Cent's awful pitch

One year ago, 50 Cent threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. If you don't remember, it was just a bit outside.

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Quality over quantity

The Mets' move to a 6-man rotation may mean fewer starts for their young aces, but could still help fantasy owners, says Eric Karabell: "While the world could end up deprived of several Harvey, deGrom and Syndergaard outings during the course of the next four months, I say it’s potentially worthwhile if these guys pitch better." Mets' pitching plan (Insider)

Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

Nick Kingham Update: Nick underwent right UCL reconstruction surgery yesterday. The expected recovery time is approximately 12-18 months.

How St. Louis can replace Matt Adams

Buster Olney lays out trade options for the Cardinals following the news that Matt Adams will have surgery Friday and possibly miss the rest of the season. Nine options (Insider)

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Anniversary of 50 Cent's awful pitch

One year ago, 50 Cent threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. If you don't remember, it was just a bit outside.

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Matt Holliday sets NL mark

The Cards OF reached base safely for the 43rd straight game Wednesday -- the longest streak in the NL since 1914: "Yeah, that's cool. A lot of players have played in the National League. That's pretty good, I guess." Derek Jeter has the MLB record, with 53 in a row, set in 1999.

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BBTN's Wednesday Web Gem

Ian Kinsler had a sweet backhand flip to start a double play. But can it top Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands that's reigned the past 27 nights? You decide.

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