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Reds-Cubs postponed

The teams -- and fans -- endured a rain delay of more than 4 hours only to have the game called off. No makeup date has been announced yet.

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Mets rookie bashes 1st homer

Kevin Plawecki, playing for injured C Travis d'Arnaud, just slugged his first MLB HR off CC Sabathia to give the Mets a 5-1 lead over the Yankees in the 4th. Follow live

Royals-White Sox brawl causes DL trip
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Chicago RP Matt Albers was placed on the 15-day DL today for an injury suffered during the team's scuffle with Kansas City on Thursday. Albers suffered a compression fracture in a finger on his throwing hand.

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Altuve pestering A's

Astros 2B Jose Altuve singled in the 1st inning to extend his hitting streak against Oakland to 28 games. His follow up? A 3-run shot in the 2nd to give Houston a 4-0 lead.

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Rajai Davis had 3 steals today, his 9th career 3-steal game. Since Davis entered the league in 2006, no player has more such games.

Verlander travelling with the Tigers
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Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said today that Justin Verlander (15-day DL, triceps strain) would accompany the team on their 10-game road trip beginning Monday in Minnesota. "He'll go because he may be able to throw at some point on the trip," Ausmus said. There's still no timetable for his return, though.

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Tigers end slide with 4-1 win
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Detroit entered today losers of 4 straight, but a 2-for-4, 3 runs and 3 steals performance by Rajai Davis and 3 RBIs from Victor Martinez helped the Tigers beat the Indians.

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Bryce Harper voted as the most overrated player in the majors this spring. Which doesn't square with fact he leads MLB in intentional walks.

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Indians OF Michael Brantley has 4 hits today, his ninth career 4-hit game. Each of his last three 4-hit games have come against the Tigers.

Canada in the lineup
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The Blue Jays have three Canadian position players in their starting lineup for today's game vs. the Rays -- the first time that's happened in MLB history (via Elias).

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Indians want no part of Miguel Cabrera
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Cabrera became the first Tiger since 1914 to draw 4 walks in one game, with 3 coming intentionally (via Baseball Reference). Detroit leads 4-1 in the 7th. Follow live

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4/25 at BAL: Betts CF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Napoli 1B, Sandoval 3B, Craig RF, Bogaerts SS, Hanigan C, Masterson RHP.

MLB comes down hard on fiery Ventura
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Yordano Ventura (7 games) was handed the largest punishment for his role in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox. In 4 starts, Ventura has been involved in 3 bench-clearing brawls and twice been ejected.

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Victor Martínez has 3 RBI so far today for the Tigers. He had just 5 RBI this season entering today and no more than 1 in any single game