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Owner: Red Sox 'painful to watch'

John Henry offered support for manager John Farrell and GM Ben Cherington today, and said the postseason is still possible despite a 22-29 start. " ... this is a strong team. They've just played not up to their capabilities."

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Jorge Soler to have an MRI tomorrow. Seperately Mike Baxter was sent down and Matt Szczur was recalled and is avail tonight.

DFS: Discounts to offset Scherzer

If you're paying up for Nationals ace Max Scherzer in daily fantasy today, Cynthia Frelund suggests looking at St. Louis 2B Kolten Wong and 1B Mark Reynolds for your lineup. "Great value from [Reynolds] tonight."


Final: Rockies 6, Dodgers 3

Los Angeles made it interesting in the 9th, but closer John Axford slammed the door on the NL West leaders. Jorge De La Rosa K'd 6 over 6 innings of 3-run ball and Colorado pounded out 12 hits in the home win. Box score

Last-minute DFS lineup advice

There are plenty of reasons to like Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon in daily leagues today (Coors Field, chief among them). But don't forget Royals 1B Eric Hosmer. Today's X-factors (Insider)

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Rockies lead Dodgers entering 9th

Ben Paulsen's solo home run in the 7th extended Colorado's lead to 6-3 over Los Angeles. Paulsen is one of five Rockies with two hits today, which also includes Michael McKenry (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs). Follow live

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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Back to the Future Nostalgia in miami

In "Back to the Future II," the Cubs swept Miami in the 2015 World Series. With Chicago in town, the Marlins are looking to #RewriteTheFuture, complete with shirts declaring themselves '15 AL champions. No hoverboards, though

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Impressive first MLB at-bat by LAD reliever Ian Thomas: Flipped bat away after what he THOUGHT was a walk…Then actually drew the walk.

Highlights: Zimmermann blanks Jays, 2-0

Bryce Harper's RBI single was basically all Jordan Zimmermann needed to win because his eight scoreless innings dominated Toronto in the first game of a doubleheader.


McKenry a Coors Field specialist

Colorado's Michael McKenry hit a HR to deep left-center field to give the Rockies a 3-2 lead vs. the Dodgers in the bottom of the 4th inning. He entered today with a .667 slugging percentage at Coors Field (.259 in all other stadiums) Follow live

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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