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Royals on quite a roll

The Royals, baseball's hottest team, aim for their sixth straight win and a series sweep of the in-state rival Cardinals today in Kansas City.

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Olney: MLB has flawed policy (1:40)


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Strasburg's struggles (1:29)

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Saturday's power rankings

Anthony Rizzo's power display for the Cubs against the Diamondbacks headlines Saturday's rundown of top performers on big-league diamonds.

Astros turn their first triple play since 2004 (0:17)

Web Gems: Saturday, May 23

Does Joey Votto's underhanded throw to start a DP have a shot at unseating the reigning Web Gem: Alex Gordon's diving catch in the stands?

Reds manager Price ejected before the game started (0:09)
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Baseball is dying ... again

A Wall Street Journal report shows that participation in youth baseball appears to be in heavy decline.


Indians catcher Gomes activated

Yan Gomes returns for today's game vs. the Reds. Gomes, who hit .278 with 21 HRs last season, missed more than a month with a sprained right knee.

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Terry Collins says that when Dillon Gee inserted, it will be a straight 6-man rotation, at least for the short term.

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Mets now say Dillon Gee will throw one more rehab start and then insert him in the rotation the first week of June. Rehab with Binghamton.

Olney: foreign substance rules flawed

"This is an absurd situation because these two pitchers were ejected for doing something that everybody in baseball knows that pitchers have been doing for years."


Baltimore pitcher gets an early exit

Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz was tossed for the use of a foreign substance in the 12th inning, and the Marlins responded with a walk-off 1-0 win in the 13th.


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Bartolo Colon turns 42 today. ... Jae Weong Seo is 38. ... Jerry Dipoto is 47. ... Justin Hampson is 35.

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Both American women playing the first day @ French Open lose: Lauren Davis to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Louisa Chirico to Ekaterina Makarova.

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There are 23 U.S. players at the French Open but only 3 playing the opening day today. There are more Croatians (4) playing today.

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Simona Halep returns to Court Philippe Chatrier after losing there in 2014 French Open final and beats Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-4.