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Padres' Colin Rea no-hitting Mets

Colin Rea is holding the Mets hitless in Petco Park, and he's got a lead to work with. Can he take it all the way?

Cotton candy guy makes great grab at Astros game (0:22)
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Ian Kinsler, sleeper Hall of Fame candidate

He might never have been "the guy" at second base in his time, but Ian Kinsler has put up numbers that rival some Hall of Famers.

Arrieta's stats are ludicrous, and Dallas Braden can't even handle it (2:51)
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Tigers again are no match for Indians

After suffering their second three-game sweep at the hands of the Indians, the Tigers can do little more than shrug it off and move on.

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Houston's short-term gain and long-term pain

The moves to win in 2015 instead of continuing their methodic, rebuilding process have hurt the Astros in 2016 and may have set them back for years to come.

Lincecum on the move? (2:12)
Braden: Too much money involved to deter PED usage (1:49)
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Diary of Myles Thomas: 'Out of the Coal Mine'

Our 1927 Yankees protagonist, mediocre pitcher that he is, gets the call from the bullpen for his first action of the season. He describes the feeling: "As I wait to face my first batter of the year, it feels like I've climbed out of a mine shaft that opens directly onto the Griffith Stadium pitcher's mound."

MLB Highlights (1:37)
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Yankees are too reliant on Alex Rodriguez

The Yankees' problem is not that Alex Rodriguez is hurt. It is that their success depends too heavily on a 40-year-old with two hip surgeries.

Halos in playoffs? Hal-NO (2:33)
MLB-best Cubs and Nationals set to face off (1:59)
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Tim Kurkjian short stories: Torii Hunter's shoes

Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter was so insistent that his shoes remain spotless that if they got dirty during a game, he'd head back into the clubhouse to clean them.

Decline in velocity for King Felix (1:19)
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Correa over Harper, Trout, and Machado (1:37)


Get this cotton candy man a mitt

A vendor selling cotton candy at the Astros game made a nice little snag in the stands.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Robinson Cano continues to crush, especially with runners on base. He lines a three-run double off the base of Tal's Hill to give the Mariners a 6-3 lead in the ninth. That's 30 RBIs in 28 games.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees had 7 shutout losses all of last season. Tonight's loss to the Orioles was their 3rd shutout of the season (in 26 games).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

If you're willing to lose games with Johnny Barbato, maybe you deserve last place. The Yankees used Dellin Betances for one inning and just 10 pitches and he came out in a tie game. Barbato came in, allowed two hits, and THEN Andrew Miller was summoned. He gave up the game-losing sac fly. 9-17.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he used Johnny Barbato instead of closer Andrew Miller to begin the 10th against the Orioles because the Yankees didn't have the lead. If he had used Miller to start the 10th, Girardi reasoned, he would still have to use Barbato. In the 10th. Barbato allowed the first two runners to reach. By the time Miller got in the game, it was too late, as Pedro Alvarez's sac fly won it.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Marlins picked up their 10th win in 11 games with a 4-0 victory over Arizona and a sweep of the teams' three-game series Thursday. Don Mattingly deserves a lot of credit for holding things together when the mood could have gone south after Dee Gordon's recent PED suspension. The Fish have really responded in a positive way.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Before today's game, Orioles skipper Buck Showalter said that Zach Britton - who sprained his ankle over the weekend and was on crutches Sunday - was "close to being available." And by that, he must have meant "ready to strike out the side," because that's what the O's closer did in the top of the 10th inning against the Yankees. The Orioles won it in the bottom of the 10th, making a winner out of Britton and pulling the O's even with Boston atop the AL East.

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It took 10 innings, but someone finally scores! Orioles walk-off on a Pedro Álvarez sac fly to top Yankees, 1-0.

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Walk off! Orioles beat Yankees 1-0 in 10 innings on sac fly. • K. Gausman (BAL): 8 IP, 3 H, 4 K • M. Tanaka (NYY): 8 IP, 5 H, 7 K

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After throwing 6 shutout innings on Thursday night against the Nationals starter Kyle Hendricks lowered the ERA of the Cubs starting staff to 2.12. That's tops in the majors breaking a tie with Washington. Both came in at 2.19 but Joe Ross gave up 2 runs while Hendricks kept them off the board.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

No sugar-coating the six straight losses to the Cleveland Indians this season. According to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, they were the better team: "They outplayed us, simple as that. They out-pitched us, they out-hit us, they out-defended us. Period. They were the better baseball team out there. They've been the better baseball team all six games we've played against [them]."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on the Cleveland Indians' pair of sweeps against Detroit this season: "Quite frankly... They kicked our asses these first six games of the season."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

For the cigar buffs out there, those were 50 Dominican cigars that David Ortiz received from the White Sox in the Ron Kittle-crafted humidor before tonight's game at U.S. Cellular Field.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Dustin Ackley with a game-saving catch against the wall in right field. If he doesn't catch it and it bounces away, game over.