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Hamilton delivers early in return to Arlington

Josh Hamilton laced a first-pitch double in his first at-bat in his return to Arlington. But Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez has been the big story so far.

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Mayor wants regular-season games in Montreal

The mayor of Montreal has asked the commissioner of Major League Baseball to consider playing three or four regular-season games in the city next year.

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7hEno Sarris

Sarris: The story behind Shane Greene's breakout

Eno Sarris details the obstacles Detroit Tigers pitcher Shane Greene, a 15th-round pick, has had to overcome to get where he is today, then talks with the pitcher about his repertoire.

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11hJesse Rogers

Zimmermann the Cub would be a nice fit

Jordan Zimmermann is part of a deep impending free-agent class of hurlers which the Chicago Cubs are undoubtedly keeping an eye on.

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Home run hits of the day

Stats on some of the noteworthy home runs hit Wednesday, including a mammoth shot by a first-year pitcher.

12hDavid Schoenfield

Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney (2:32)
Cruz lands HR in fish tank (0:15)


Angels build on lead after 2

Matt Joyce sent a Buck Farmer pitch deep to right on a solo trip as the Angels extended their lead over the Tigers to 3-0 through 2 innings. It was Joyce's 3rd HR of the season. Follow live

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A's were 0-for-25 with runners in scoring position before that Burns hit. It didn't score a run, but... baby steps.

Delightful debut for Eduardo Rodriguez

The 22-year-old Red Sox pitcher went 7.2 innings and gave up only three hits and two walks in his first big league start. Rodriguez leaves two Rangers on base but could get the win. The Red Sox lead 5-0. Follow live


Red Sox on the board

Mookie Betts drove in the first run with a single that brought Blake Swihart around to score. The Rangers got the next batter, Pablo Sandoval, to ground into an inning-ending double play. Boston is up 1-0 in the fifth. Follow live

Bogaerts exits early

Xander Bogaerts has left the Red Sox game. He was hit by a pitch on the hand in the second inning, but stayed in until the fourth. It's unclear if that's the reason he left, but he was clearly in pain after being hit. Score is tied at 0 in the fifth. Follow live

Heathcott scratched from Yanks' lineup

Rookie centerfielder Slade Heathcott was a late scratch from tonight's lineup due to a sore right quad. Heathcott is hitting .353 with a home run and three RBIs in the six games since being called up from Triple-A.

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