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Follow live: Dickey, Blue Jays rolling against the Royals

Toronto and R.A. Dickey are trying to win three of four from Kansas City. A two-run homer by Chris Colabello has put the Blue Jays in front in the series finale.

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Yankees pitching remains a huge gamble

In the words of George Steinbrenner III, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman better be right about gambling on young pitchers.

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Bombers break game open

Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner each hit 2-run singles as a part of a five-run fourth inning to give the Yankees a 6-0 lead against the White Sox. Jeff Samardzija has allowed all six runs on seven hits. Follow live

Reaching for the top

The Rays need to start doing work to catch the Yankees in the AL East. Mounting a comeback today vs. the Red Sox would be a start. Tampa Bay trails 3-2 in the 6th. Follow live

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Saturday marked the first time a reigning league MVP pitched to another. See what happened when Mike Trout stepped into the batter's box against Clayton Kershaw in Sunday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Russell's HR in the 2nd traveled 423 ft. Longest of his 7 this season.

Atlanta Braves @Braves

Jace Peterson delivers a 3-run shot to the right field bleachers and the #Braves take a 4-1 lead here in the top of the 5th.

Have a day Jose Fernandez

The Marlins righty, in just his 6th start since Tommy John surgery, has a season-high 112 pitches through 6 scoreless innings. He has 10 K's, and 2 walks and 4 hits allowed. With a 2-0 lead, he is in line for his 16th straight home win. Follow live

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Tigers pile it on Ubaldo Jimenez

Jimenez's rough afternoon began with a J.D. Martinez 3-run shot in the 1st. Detroit just added 3 more in the 5th to push its lead to 6-1 and cut Jimenez's start short. Follow live

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Braves' Simmons to have MRI on thumb

Defensive wizard Andrelton Simmons will have an MRI to determine the extent of damage to his injured right thumb. However, the Atlanta SS did learn it was not fractured Saturday night.

Russell rips homer to center

Brewers starter Kyle Lohse surrendered his 25th homer of the season to Addison Russell, who hit his seven this year. The Cubs lead the Brewers 2-0 in the second at Miller Park. Follow live

Davis moves into 1st with homer

Chris Davis launched his 18th HR at Camden Yards, the most home HRs in MLB this season. It was his 26th overall, the same amount he had in 2014. However, the Tigers still lead the O's 3-1 in the 5th. Follow live

Blue Jays open scoring against Royals

With a Jays lineup full of sluggers, it was Chris Colabello whose HR gave Toronto a 2-0 lead. It was just Colabello's 10th HR of the season but the Blue Jays' 7th HR of the 4-game series. Follow live

The Detroit recipe: Power + pitching

J.D. Martinez clocked HR No. 29 in the 1st, a 3-run shot, and SP Daniel Norris' first three innings as a Tiger have been all zeros. Detroit leads 3-0. Follow live

Upon further review ... Walker gets HR

At first glance, it looked like Neil Walker's hit was just a lead-off triple to the 4th inning. However, the umpires, under review, determined the ball cleared the fence and hit off a railing. Walker's 10th HR of the season gives the Pirates a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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98 degrees with a 21 mph wind at first pitch. And at second pitch, Ellsbury hits a HR. Yankees 1, White Sox 0.

Royals, Blue Jays get chippy

After a 1st-inning HBP of Josh Donaldson, Edinson Volquez went high-and-tight in Donaldson's 2nd at-bat and the two exchanged words. But that was it and Donaldson ended up walking. The game is 0-0 after 3. Follow live

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Jose Fernandez keeps rolling

Since coming back from Tommy John surgery July 2, the Marlins righty is 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA in 5 starts. Through 2 innings today vs. the Padres, he has 4 K's, giving up 0 runs and 2 hits. Follow live

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Phillies surging, Braves sliding

The NL East matchup features teams headed in different directions. Philadelphia has won 12 of 14 since the All-Star break, while Atlanta's losing streak has reached 6 games. Follow live

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Van man to make Tigers debut

Daniel Norris, the key piece for Detroit in the David Price trade, pitches today (1:35 p.m. ET) vs. the Orioles. The blue chip prospect with a $2 million signing bonus lived out of his VW van this offseason. Free spirit

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Fernandez at home = trouble for Padres

Marlins SP Jose Fernandez tests his 15-0 career home record (23 starts) vs. San Diego. The RHP's insane home ERA is 1.19 ERA in 151.2 innings. The Padres, winners of 4 in a row, counter with James Shields. Follow live

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Olney on Kershaw: 'Are you kidding me?'

With 37 straight scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw "is back to doing things we have never seen before," said Buster Olney.

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