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Sale, White Sox beat Orioles

Chris Sale got it started with 7 2/3 innings of four-hit ball, striking out 12, an outing the bullpen almost ruined by allowing a two-run home run to Chris Davis in the 9th. Chicago hung on to beat Baltimore 3-2. Box score

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Chris Davis homers in ninth

The Orioles star took Zach Duke deep in the ninth with a 2-run blast that cut the White Sox's lead to 3-2. That's Davis' third homer in the last two games. Follow live

Montreal mayor: We want MLB games

Denis Coderre met with Rob Manfred today to ask the baseball commissioner to consider playing 3 or 4 regular-season games in Montreal next season. Montreal, home to the Expos from 1969-2004, drew more than 96,000 fans to a pair of exhibition games in early April.

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Sale strikes out 12

Chris Sale K'd an even dozen before being take out with two outs in the eighth. Sale gave up 4 hits and no runs and the White Sox have a 2-0 lead over the Orioles. Follow live

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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.

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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)

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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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