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Giants make statement with sweep of Dodgers

Is there such thing as a big series in baseball during May? If so, the Giants just delivered one doozy of a message to the Dodgers: Don't forget about us.

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Brewers' Smith ejected: Does the substance make a difference? (1:31)

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Thursday's power rankings

Madison Bumgarner shined as the San Francisco Giants beat Clayton Kershaw, while the Tampa Bay Rays took over first in the AL East.


Web Gems: Thursday, May 21

Does Chris Carter's sliding catch top Alex Gordon's leaping grab into the stands? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

Jacob deGrom strikes out 11 in win (0:59)
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8hWallace Matthews

Masahiro Tanaka throws three scoreless innings

By just about every standard applied to a major league pitcher making a minor league rehab start, Masahiro Tanaka had a successful outing Thursday.

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Tigers walk off against Astros (1:11)

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10hDavid Schoenfield

#TBT: When Babe Ruth hit right-handed

According to nationalpastime.com, Babe Ruth decided to bat right-handed in the ninth inning on May 21, 1930 -- a game in which he hit three homers.

Flores: Loria, Samson still running Marlins' show (1:10)
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Trade market not close to materializing

Buster Olney checks in on how MLB teams view the current trade market, identifies one aspect in which the Twins have improved and more.

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18hBen Lindbergh

Becoming the boomstick

How Nelson Cruz beat the aging curve to become one of the best hitters in baseball.

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20hEric Longenhagen

AL Central: Team targets for 2015 draft

A comprehensive look at every AL Central team's system strengths and weaknesses heading into the 2015 MLB draft, as well as needs and possible player targets on draft day (June 8).


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Feel bad for Will Smith: He's like the guy getting his license suspended for going 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. Not the only one who does it.

Hendricks dominates Padres

Kyle Hendricks threw a complete game shut out (giving up only five hits and striking out seven) and Kris Bryant extended his hit streak to 10. Box score


Salazar sizzles in Indians win

Danny Salazar threw six shut out innings and allowing just five hits against the White Sox. This is the Indians third straight win. Box score


Brewers' Smith: Substance not pine tar

Milwaukee P Will Smith, who was ejected for allegedly having pine tar on his arm, said it was a mixture of rosin and sunscreen that he forgot to remove before coming in.


Mujica fractures thumb, headed to DL

Edward Mujica, who took a hard-hit grounder off his pitching hand, needed stitches on his fractured right thumb. Oakland's reliever has a 3.32 ERA over 19 innings this season.

DeJesus, Colome guide Rays past A's

David DeJesus homered and drove in 2 runs, and Alex Colome and 4 relievers tossed a 6-hit shutout to send the A's to their 7th loss in 8 games. Tampa Bay moves to 1st in the AL East with the win. Box score


Smith ejected for pine tar in Brewers' loss

Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected in the 7th inning for using pine tar as the Braves routed Milwaukee 10-1.


Blue Jays fly by Angels

Edwin Encarnacion hit a 3-run homer and R.A. Dickey pitched his first 9-inning complete game since June 2013 in the Blue Jays' 8-4 win over the Angels.


Moreland leads Rangers past Red Sox

Mitch Moreland collected 3 hits and 2 RBIs in the Rangers' 3-1 win over the Red Sox.


Braves storm past Brewers with huge 7th

Christian Bethancourt hit a tie-breaking RBI single that kicked off a 7-run 7th inning as Atlanta moved to .500 with a 10-1 win. Box score


Mujica hit by comebacker, exits

A's reliever Edward Mujica left with his hand wrapped, lasting just 2/3 of an inning after a hard-hit grounder struck his pitching hand. The A's trail the Rays 3-0 in the 8th. Follow live

Dickey throws complete game for the win

R.A. Dickey went the distance against the Angels, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned while K'ing 7. Dickey moves to 2-5 on the season while the Blue Jays take the series split against the Angels. Box score


Bryant homers, extends hit streak

Kris Bryant pushed his hitting streak to 10 games and put the Cubs up 2-0 over the Padres with a 1st-inning home run. Bryant is batting .433 with 4 HR and 11 RBI during his 10-game stretch. Follow live