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Royals on quite a roll

The Royals, baseball's hottest team, aim for their sixth straight win and a series sweep of the in-state rival Cardinals today in Kansas City.

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Baseball is dying ... again

A Wall Street Journal report shows that participation in youth baseball appears to be in heavy decline.


Anibal Sanchez's strange pitching line

It's rare you see a pitcher allow 7 runs but also strike out 11 in a game, but that's what Sanchez did today. Houston and Detroit are tied at 7 in the 6th, Follow live


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Francisco Liriano's 11 Ks against the Mets are a season high by an opposing pitcher against the ballclub.

Francisco Liriano is carving up the Mets

Through 5 innings, the lefty has 11 strikeouts, making him the 3rd straight Pirates starter with at least 10 K's. However, Liriano's pitch count is at 94 and the score is tied at 1. Follow live


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Josh Reddick hits the A's third home run of the game to increase the A's lead to 6-0 in the top of the seventh.

Bautista expected to miss some time

Jose Bautista received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder today and sat out the team's game vs. the Mariners. There's no timetable for Bautista's return. He's hitting .215 with 7 HRs for Toronto this season.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

This week’s Top 10: 1. Royals 2. Cardinals 3. Dodgers 4. Astros 5. Tigers 6. Giants 7. Nationals 8. Cubs 9. Twins 10. Rays. Fire away.

Giants dump Casey McGehee

The defending champs designated McGehee for assignment, a rather surprising move considering they signed McGehee this offseason to be their third baseman. It hasn't worked out as McGehee -- a 7-year vet -- was hitting .200.

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Matt Holliday a late scratch vs. Royals

The Cardinals outfielder will miss the I-70 series finale with a left-arm contusion. Bad news for St. Louis, which relies on Holliday's exquisite on-base skills (.434 OBP). Follow live

Indians catcher Gomes activated

Yan Gomes returns for today's game vs. the Reds. Gomes, who hit .278 with 21 HRs last season, missed more than a month with a sprained right knee.