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It's good to be the King

Rangers and Mariners fans have seen the careers of their respective Kings -- Henrik Lundqvist in New York and Felix Hernandez in Seattle -- follow a similar trajectory.

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Tex sends a message
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Mark Teixeira hit two home runs to power the Yankees to a 6-1 victory in Friday's "subway series" opener, also snapping the Mets' 11-game winning streak. He's the first player to hit two homers in a Mets-Yankees game (for either team) since Russell Martin on June 10, 2012.

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Anthony Rendon plays rehab game
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The Nationals 3B has been rehabbing a sprained MCL the past six weeks and started a minor league assignment Friday: "It's been rough staying out of it." Rendon will play 7 innings today and could rejoin the Nats within the week.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Unless the Angels are absolutely convinced Josh Hamilton cannot be an effective hitter, this deal makes very little sense for them.

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

"King Felix" has now thrown 10 individual shutouts for the #Mariners, moving him into second place in team history behind R Johnson's 19.

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

Justin Maxwell's HR was calculated at 447 feet, the second longest of his career; his career long was 471 feet, also at Coors Field.

Eduardo Perez @PerezEd

The #Astros are batting .320 in at-bats ending with a curveball on the outer-third of the plate, the highest average in MLB this season.

Final: Astros 5, Athletics 4 (11)

After going scoreless through 9 innings, the Astros and Athletics put up 9 runs in the 10th and 11th combined. Oakland had the winning run on base in the bottom of the 11th, but couldn't get it across, as the Astros held on for the win. Box score