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5hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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5hJayson Stark

Average time of game shrinks again in May

The average time of a nine-inning game has been two minutes faster in May than in April, and now has shrunk by 10 minutes per game compared to last season.

Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney (2:32)
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19mDavid Schoenfield

Andrew Cashner has had terrible luck

There's bad luck and then there's the kind of luck Andrew Cashner of the San Diego Padres has faced.

Mets pitcher blasts mammoth homer (0:24)
5hAJ Mass

Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

AJ Mass updates the Top 250 rankings and explains how two-month splits can be used to determine the future value of players, using Dallas Keuchel as an example.

16hDavid Schoenfield

Tuesday's power rankings

Josh Donaldson became the first player to score five runs in a game in 2015 -- while hitting his sixth career walk-off.

Cruz lands HR in fish tank (0:15)
Harper, Bryant squaring off again (6:52)


Boston Red Sox @RedSox

#RedSox acquire OF Carlos Peguero from TEX in exchange for cash. To make room on 40-man, RHP Anthony Varvaro transferred to 60-day DL.

Giants sweep Brewers

Joe Panik hit a two-run homer, Ryan Vogelsong tossed six innings of one-run ball to win his third straight start and the Giants beat the Brewers 3-1 in Milwaukee.


Syndergaard does it all in Mets' 7-0 win

Noah Syndergaard tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and even hit his first career homer (430 feet) to lift the Mets to a series win and sweep of the Phillies at Citi Field. 1B Lucas Duda added two homers to give him 8 this season. Box score


McCann, A-Rod power Yanks past Royals

Brian McCann and Alex Rodriguez jacked HRs to deliver a Yanks sweep of the Royals in the Bronx. A-Rod broke Lou Gehrig's AL record for RBI and moved into sole possession of third place on MLB's all-time list. Box score


White Sox bounce back to top Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings, but the White Sox scored twice in the 10th to beat Toronto 5-3, avoiding a three-game sweep.


Twins take 3-game series against Red Sox

With a 6-4 win over the skidding Red Sox, the Twins remained hot, notching a fifth straight win behind homers from Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario. Box score


A's Kazmir out after 3 no-hit innings

A's starter Scott Kazmir exited today's game against the Tigers with shoulder tightness after three innings, the team announced. Dan Otero came in to pitch for the Athletics in the fourth. Follow live


Turning the ballpark to Jurassic Park

This Tyrannosaurus Rex "threw" out the first pitch before the Mets finished sweeping the Phillies at Citi Field. And by "threw," we mean dropped it from its mouth.


Five-run 7th propels Pirates to sweep

Gerrit Cole tossed 7 innings of 2-run ball, and the Pirates backed him with five runs in the 7th inning -- sparked by Josh Harrison's 2-RBI single. Miami dropped its third straight, while Pittsburgh notched its longest win streak since 2013 (6 games). Box score


Rockies ride HRs to series win

Nolan Arenado hit a 3-run shot in the first inning and Charlie Blackmon followed with a 2-run HR in the second as the Rockies took the three-game set against the Reds in Cincy. Box score