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Final: Rays 6, Angels 1

Logan Forsythe hit a 2-run shot in the first and that was all the cushion Chris Archer needed, going 8 innings and giving up 6 hits and 1 earned while tying the Rays' franchise record for K's with James Shields (15 strikeouts). Box score

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Pollock puts one in the pool

The Braves were hesitant to pitch to Paul Goldschmidt, and you can't blame them. But an intentional walk put Goldy on for A.J. Pollock, and he turned on one and sent it over the wall to give the Diamondbacks a 7-6 lead. Follow live

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Top hitting prospects keep pace

Since the beginning of 2014, Joey Gallo has played 161 games and has collected 52 homers. In that same span, Kris Bryant has played 187 games and has 53 HR (via ESPN Stats & Info).

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Gallo: 'Pretty nervous' for debut

"I could barely eat. I had to pretty much force food down my throat," Joey Gallo said after he finished his MLB debut 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs and a HR. "I'm just real excited that I got the first game out of the way. And I did pretty good in it."

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Weird bit of pitching synergy

On Monday, Padres SP Andrew Cashner became the first pitcher in the modern era to allow 10+ hits and issue 10+ K's without lasting 5 innings. Amazingly, Mets SP Noah Syndergaard matched Cashner on Tuesday, as New York trails the Padres 7-2 (via Elias). Follow live

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Chris Archer, who might be the best pitcher in the AL right now, is team-controlled through 2021 for $42 million.

Rays riding their ace

Chris Archer is through the heart of the Angels' lineup in the 8th, giving up 5 hits and 1 run on 105 pitches (80 strikes). He also has 15 strikeouts. The Rays lead 5-1 entering the 9th. Follow live

Pederson impressive early in his career

John Kruk: "You wonder how much better he would be this year, if that's possible, if he got to play some last year with that crowded Dodgers outfield because this young man is a difference-maker."

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McCutchen picks up where Gallo left off

Texas' Joey Gallo was unable to hit for the cycle in his MLB debut -- a shame -- but Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen's dreams are still alive. He's a HR short after an RBI double gave the Pirates a 7-4 lead over the Giants in the top of the 6th. Follow live

Pederson blasts 480-ft HR in Dodgers win

Joc Pederson now has 4 homers of 450 feet this season, second only to GIancarlo Stanton (5). His last 3 HRs have traveled 1,397 feet. That's over a 1/4 mile!

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A 2-out, 2-strike grand slam in the 9th to give @Dodgers 9-8 win over Rockies? We see you, Alex Guerrero. 480-foot HR? We see you too, Joc.

Guerrero 'grand' in Dodgers rally

Dodgers LF Alex Guerrero launched a 1-2, 2-out pitch in the 9th inning for a game-winning grand slam to quiet Coors Field and the Rockies. Colorado CF Charlie Blackmon nearly came away with the game-saving catch, but L.A. completed the rally to take a 2-1 series lead. Box score

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