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Marchand: When in doubt, give the ball to Betances

Sure, the New York Yankees have plenty of firepower, ignited Tuesday by sluggers Brian McCann and Chris Young. But they also have one Dellin Betances.

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Molly Knight: In Pursuit Of The Dream

Being a woman in the locker room with an unconventional career path didn't stop Molly Knight from building trust with players and the women around them for "The Best Team Money Can Buy."

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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

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Carrasco goes nine ... again

Carlos Carrasco is the fifth pitcher this season to throw back-to-back starts of 9 innings (Mike Montgomery, Max Scherzer, David Price, Mark Buehrle). Carrasco struck out seven and gave up one walk and one hit. The Indians and Angels are still scoreless in the 11th. Follow live

Talk about teamwork

The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, Jung Ho Kang and Francisco Cervelli worked in excellent tandem to prevent the Cubs' Addison Russell from scoring a run.


A's blank Orioles 5-0

Marcus Semien hit a 3-run homer as part of a 4-run 6th, and Chris Bassitt struck out 7 over 7 scoreless innings for his first win of the season. Box score


Carrasco looking just fine through nine

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco notched his 7th strikeout to end the 9th inning and force extras in Anaheim in a scoreless tie. Teams have won 223 straight games in which their starting pitcher threw 9 or more scoreless innings. Follow live


Dozier's diving stop in style

Brian Dozier made a leaping grab to rob Jays C Russell Martin of a hit look too easy, earning a couple style points in the process.


Mariners run win streak to three

Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth straight game to up his total to 31 this season, and Robinson Cano drove in three runs to lead the Mariners to a 10-4 win over the Rockies Box score


Rangers sneak past Astros

The Rangers beat the Astros 4-3 for their second straight win against Houston.


A's strike first against Orioles

Billy Burns broke a scoreless tie in the 5th with an RBI single to score Eric Sogard. Oakland SP Chris Bassitt has kept Baltimore's bats in check, allowing 4 hits and striking out 6-through-6 scoreless innings. Follow live


Brewers break six-game skid

Elian Herrera's go-ahead single in the fourth inning scored Shane Peterson in Milwaukee's 4-1 win over San Diego.


Archer, Rays power past White SOx

Chris Archer struck out seven in the Rays' 11-3 win over the White Sox as eight Rays players recorded RBIs.


Tolleson takes control in Rangers win

Shawn Tolleson racked in three straight outs with a runner on third base to save the Rangers, who held on to a one-run lead throughout the final three innings, securing a 4-3 win over the Astros. Box score

Brewers snap skid vs. Padres

The Padres fell 4-1 to the Brewers to snap a six-game losing streak. Andrew Cashner finished with two ER over six for the night. Box score

Hamilton scales great heights for grab

Reds CF Billy Hamilton did his best wide receiver imitation, leaping way up in the air to rob Jason Heyward of a hit.


Mariners tack on 3 in 8th

After Nelson Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bags, Robinson Cano singled hard up the middle to score two and extend the M's lead over the Rockies to 9-4. Follow live

Goofy play leads to Franco grand slam

After Dodgers LHP Alex Wood appeared to forget how to throw a baseball -- it was called a balk -- he walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases. And then Maikel Franco's grand slam happened.


Nats end four-game slide

Wilson Ramos' 2-run single in the eighth broke a 3-3 tie, and Jonathan Papelbon stopped the Diamondbacks in the ninth to secure a 5-3 win.


Wilmer Flores, master of slides

We're not sure how the Mets 2B avoided this tag at the plate, but he made it look easy. So sneaky.


Rays punish White Sox

Tampa Bay led the entire game start-to-finish with an 11-3 win, the first three-game win streak since the All-Star break. Chicago's Chris Sale allowed 7 ERs in back-to-back starts for the first time in his career. Box score

Cruz still homer happy at Coors

Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth straight game, upping his season total to 31. He's had 10 HRs in the past 15 games. The Mariners lead the Rockies 6-4 in the seventh. Follow live