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Can Yanks keep pace in AL East race?

Touted rookie Luis Severino shut out the Braves through six innings as the Yankees try to keep up with the Blue Jays in the AL East.

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Utley, Dodgers seek to expand their lead

Can Chase Utley and the Dodgers expand their lead in the NL West race going up against a tough Cubs club? Tune in to ESPN Radio and find out.

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White Sox mum on a Carlos Rodon innings limit

The White Sox want lefty Carlos Rodon to get more experience this season, but not at the expense of putting a lot of mileage on his arm.

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Kershaw's gem speaks louder than words

The Dodgers have won four straight since ace Clayton Kershaw -- who fanned 14 in a victory over the Cubs on Friday -- told the media it was panic time for the underperforming NL West leaders.

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'School' is in session for Cubs hitters

The Cubs took their lumps in facing Clayton Kershaw, but hope the experience will pay dividends if they make the postseason.

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Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

MLB is investigating how it might safeguard fans from flying balls and bats, but the solution is more difficult than just extending a net in every ballpark.

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Red-hot Moustakas leads Royals past Rays

Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, including the go-ahead double in the fifth, in Kansas City's 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.


Fan falls from upper deck at Turner Field

A fan fell from the upper deck to an area behind home plate during tonight's Yankees-Braves game. EMTs spent 5-10 minutes working on him before taking him out on a back board. ESPN's Wallace Matthews tweets: "A witness said the fan was leaning over the rail screaming at A-Rod when he suddenly tumbled over the rail."

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Mike Fiers' no-hit streak ends at 12 IP tonight. Per Elias Sports, the last #Astros pitcher with a hitless streak of 12+ innings was Mike Scott (16 IP in 1986). ??????

Beltre goes deep in Arlington

Adrian Beltre's 3rd-inning, two-run homer was the 408th of his career, breaking a tie with Miguel Cabrera and Duke Snider for sole possession of 51st on baseball's all-time list. Texas leads Baltimore 3-0 in the 4th inning. Follow live


Yankees enjoy scoring early

Jacoby Ellsbury scored on a wild pitch in the first inning, the only run in New York's game against Atlanta. The Yankees have scored 108 runs in the first inning, the most by any team in any other inning this year (Rockies have 101 in the 4th inning). The Yankees had just 72 in the first all last season. Luis Severino has held the Braves scoreless through 6 innings. Follow live

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Mariners with 4 (or more) straight 20-HR seasons Edgar Martinez 7 Jay Buhner 7 A-Rod 5 Griffey Jr. 5 (& 4) Seager 4 Bret Boone 4 Ibanez 4

Astros give Fiers breathing room

Luis Valbuena knocked in two runs with a double to right and came around to score on Jake Marisnick's single to put Houston up 4-0 over Minnesota in the 4th inning. Astros starter Mike Fiers is following up his no-hitter with a strong effort so far, with 3 innings of no-hit ball. Follow live

Painful victory for Cardinals

Lance Lynn tossed seven scoreless innings but left in the eighth with a mild ankle sprain as the Cardinals beat the Giants 6-0.


Pirates take early lead on Ramirez's HR

Aramis Ramirez clubbed a 3-run HR in the first inning, his first longball in a Pirates uniform at PNC Park since 2003, as Pittsburgh leads the Rockies 3-1 in the third. Follow live

Mets close to acquiring Addison Reed

The Mets will send two minor leaguers to the Diamondbacks for the veteran reliever, pending exchange of medical information, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin and multiple reports. Reed, 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 appearances this season, would help bolster the bullpen.

deGrom's 10 K's not enough to beat Red Sox

Jacob de Grom struck out 10, but Pablo Sandoval had a key RBI double and Mookie Betts homered in the Red Sox's 3-1 win over the Mets.


Kelly isn't comfortable in the batter's box

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly throws a high leg kick on the first pitch of his at-bat, then bails out completely on the second pitch ... which is called a strike.


Boston takes another from the Mets

New York entered its series with Boston on a seven-game winning streak, but the Mets have dropped two straight vs. the Red Sox after today's 3-1 loss. Mookie Betts slugged a solo shot for the Red Sox. Box score


Cardinals winning, but they lose Lynn

The good news: St. Louis leads the Giants 4-0 in the 9th inning. The bad news: Lance Lynn, one of the Cards' top starters, left his start with an apparent ankle injury suffered while attempting to field a grounder. Follow live