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A's, Royals tangle again

A night after Brett Lawrie's hard slide into second base, the Royals' Yordano Ventura plunked Lawrie with a 99 mph fastball in the left elbow and got ejected.

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Mets LHP Torres 1st to get exterior-padded cap

Mets LHP Alex Torres, the only major leaguer to wear the first MLB-approved padded pitcher's cap last year, became the first to receive the new approved version with the padding on the outside.

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Blue Jays walk off, top Braves

Kelly Johnson hits a home run to tie the score in the top of the ninth, but Josh Donaldson retaliates with a long ball of his own in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Blue Jays over the Braves 6-5.

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Sport Science: Tripling Your Betts

Several individual plays were considered for Play of the Week, but instead the Sport Science team recognized a series of plays by Boston's Mookie Betts and called it our Performance of the Week.

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A-Rod confident and dangerous (1:15)

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Mets appear to never have produced a four-game sweep against the Marlins. Miami last did it to the Mets in 2010.

Astros break scoreless tie
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George Springer's first home run of the season -- just the second hit all night off C.J. Wilson -- puts Houston on top 1-0 in the 6th inning. Follow live

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Marte's big day

Pirates' outfielder Starling Marte is doing a bit of everything. He's 2-for-3 with a home run, a stolen base and 5 RBIs. Pittsburgh leads Milwaukee 6-1 heading to the 6th. Follow live

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Yankees on the board

Brian McCann's 2-out triple -- which missed being a home run by inches -- breaks a scoreless tie and gives New York a 2-0 lead. It's just the 4th triple of McCann's career. Follow live

Pitchers duel in Tampa

Rays' starter Jake Odorizzi has allowed just 3 hits through 5 innings. Masahiro Tanaka has outdone him, giving up a single hit, as the game remains scoreless heading to the 6th. Follow live

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Yordano Ventura ejected after hitting Brett Lawrie in the fourth. Yohan Pino on to pitch in the fourth. 5-0 Oakland.

A's find offense in 5th
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After a scoreless first 3 innings in Kansas City, Oakland has opened up the offense in the 4th. The A's have 5 runs in the frame, the latest 3 coming on a Josh Reddick home run, his 1st of the year. Follow live

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A new ace in Tampa?

Jake Odorizzi came into tonight with a miniscule 0.61 ERA. He hasn't allowed a run yet and has struck out 5 Yankees in 3 innings of work. Follow live

Davis powers Baltimore to win
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O's slugger Chris Davis hit his second homer of the season, helping Baltimore pick up a win in Boston.

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Lohse getting hit hard again

Brewers' Opening Day starter Kyle Lohse came into tonight with a 0-2 record and an 11.17 ERA. Neither looks to be improving so far, as he gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning in Pittsburgh. Follow live

Final: Orioles 4, Red Sox 1
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Four Orioles pitchers combined to scatter 7 hits to give Baltimore its 3rd win in the last 4 games. Boston falls at home for just the 2nd time this season. Box score

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