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Schoenfield: Gomez deal makes Astros favorites in AL West

Beware the Astros. Before sweeping the Angels, the AL West leaders acquired Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers in a deal that will bring even more swagger to Houston.

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Wilmer Flores moving on from trade drama

Wilmer Flores spoke to reporters following the New York Mets' loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, reflecting on the events of the night before.

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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Starlin Castro back in the trade mix?

Just when Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro thought he was safe comes word the team is "aggressively" shopping the three-time All-Star.

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Olney on Mets' collapsed Car-Go deal

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney shares his takes on the fallout of a collapsed deal to acquire Carlos Gomez by the Mets. Plus, the Rangers' acquisition of Cole Hamels and the Nationals' acquisition of Jonathan Papelbon.

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Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.

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Astros pushing hard to improve bullpen have talked to Rays re Boxberger & McGee, Reds re Chapman @ Padres re Benoit & Kimbrel #Padres ⚾️

Andrus took this throw for a spin

With all his momentum going toward the outfield, Rangers SS Elvis Andrus made a nice 360-degree throw to first base for the out.

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Mike Leake heading from Reds to Giants

Cincinnati will receive two minor-league pitchers in return. Since 2013, Leake ranks 18th in MLB in ERA among pitchers with at least 500 IP, recording a mark of 3.54 over that span.

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Carrasco goes the distance in win

The Indians and Athletics started with a bang and ended with a whimper. All 4 runs in Cleveland's 3-1 win came in the first inning, as Carlos Carrasco retired the last 24 batters he faced on the way to a 2-hit, 1-run complete game.

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Castro makes throw from on bended knee

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had to leave his feet to make this stop. But that wasn't an issue.

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Ruben Tejada gets his Derek Jeter on

The Mets SS made a nice backhanded scoop and followed it with a beautiful jump-throw to second to get the force out on Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko.

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Dozier takes a dive to get the out

Twins 2B Brian Doizer made a great grab and throw to first base for the out in the top of the second inning against the Mariners.

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Sabathia sent to hospital after loss

Yankees SP C.C. Sabathia suffered from dehydration after New York's 7-6 loss to the Rangers, according to manager Joe Girardi. Girardi told reporters that the dehydration came on after the game and did not affect Sabathia during the contest.