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Can Richards help turn Angels around?

A 1-9 tumble and a six-game losing streak in their last 10 games have brought the Angels low. Can staff ace Garrett Richards get them back on track?

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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

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Rays edge White Sox in opener

Mikie Mahtook's RBI single in the ninth inning proved to be the difference in the Rays' 5-4 win over the White Sox in Chicago.

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Final: Mariners 8, Rockies 7

The Mariners walked away with the W, but not before an attempt by the Rockies to rally back by scoring three in the bottom of the ninth. Felix Hernandez struck out nine to help win the series opener. Box score

A for effort, Alexei

It would've been the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth -- but Sox SS Alexei Ramirez was thrown out at home by Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier to keep the game 5-4. The Rays would go on to win.

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Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

That a way, Adonis!!! Great win for the Braves tonite! Proud of u guys. Lots of heart involved in that win! Down 6-0, didn't quit.

Adonis Garcia, Braves walk off in 12th

The Braves 3B's two-run homer in the 12th propelled his team to a 9-8, come-from-behind win over the Giants.

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Harper grumpy after falling out of first

Nationals phenom Bryce Harper did not appear in much of a mood to discuss the standings after the Mets took over sole possession of first place in the NL East, saying, "I don't give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody."

Padres crush Brewers in series opener

The Padres rolled to a 13-5 win over the Brewers to capture their eighth win in 10 games.

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Angels get on the board in 5th

No team scored a run since Cleveland's three-run first inning, but RBI singles from RF Kole Calhoun and CF Mike Trout got the Angels a pair in the fifth as the Indians lead 3-2. Follow live

Padres victorious in opener

As for series openers, San Diego made sure to take a memorable stand early behind Yangervis Solarte's 2-for-4, 4-RBI showing as they cruised past the Brewers 13-5. The six runs in the 7th inning sealed the deal for the Padres. Box score

Adrian Beltre hits for 3rd cycle in win

The Rangers 3B became just the fourth player in MLB history to hit for the cycle three times in his career -- and he's now the owner of two of the last eight cycles. The Rangers beat the Astros 12-9 as six Rangers had a multihit game. Box score

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Rays prevail in Chicago

In a game that saw two ties and three lead changes, the Rays plated one run in the ninth on Mikie Mahtook's single to take a 5-4 win in the series opener. Alexei Ramirez tried to score the game-tying run from second on Adam LaRoche's single in the ninth, but Kevin Kiermaier threw him out. The Rays moved to two games back in the AL wild-card race. Box score

What do Pirates fans do on rain delays?

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style."

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Garcia hits walk-off homer in 12th

The Braves rallied from deficits of six runs and two runs to force extras and took the series opener against the visiting Giants on Adonis Garcia's first career walk-off homer -- a 2-run shot in the 12th. All three of Garcia's homers this season have given the Braves the lead. Box score

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.

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O's in front behind Jones, Davis

Adam Jones' 19th double this season pushed the Orioles' lead to 4-0 over the A's in the third, adding to Chris Davis' three-run homer in the first -- his 27th this season. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tonight was the 18th time this season a Mets starter went at least 7 IP without allowing a walk. Next highest is Blue Jays with 15.

Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

The Grady Sizemore of old has reurned. This time it's a long home run to RF. White Sox 4, Rays 4, T8.

Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

One team I would not wanna play the rest of the season.......the New York Mets!! They got some fellas that can flat out....BRING IT!!!

Nats suffer fourth straight loss

The Diamondbacks hit four HRs to back rookie Zack Godley's six scoreless innings and defeated the Nats 6-4 for their seventh win in nine games.

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