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Saxon: Kershaw double trouble in Dodgers' win

How often does Clayton Kershaw's bat upstage his left arm? It happened Monday, when the Dodgers ace collected three hits and an RBI in a win over Colorado.

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22hJim Bowden

Bowden: Previewing the next wave of call-ups

Jim Bowden looks at 11 prospects he thinks will be called up soon and could make an immediate impact at the big league level, including Carlos Correa.

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Monday's power rankings

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom leads our nightly power rankings list.

Impact of Galarraga's near-perfect game (0:58)

Web Gems: Monday, June 1

Does Marwin Gonzalez's ranging play up the middle top Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

Manfred talks rule changes, youth groups (0:53)
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Shandler: Who is delivering first-round value?

Some players drafted in the top 15 have lived up to their lofty pedigree through eight weeks, while others have been replaced. Ron Shandler examines what we should expect moving forward.

16hDavid Schoenfield

Joe Panik is better than I thought

By improving his contact rate and pulling more fly balls, Joe Panik has become a legitimate threat for the San Francisco Giants.

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15hDavid Schoenfield

Five key things to watch this week

After an abysmal April, the San Francisco Giants' offense sparkled in May. Can they keep that going against the Pittsburgh Pirates this week?

Historic Road Trip Takes Its Toll (3:22)
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Updated top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015

Dodgers pitching prospect Zach Lee vaults to the top of Tommy Rancel's fantasy baseball prospects rankings, while Diamondbacks prospect Peter O'Brien makes his debut at No. 3.


Gallo a 'big time, big impact' prospect

With Joey Gallo, Buster Olney said on SportsCenter, the Rangers are thinking: "'Let's call him up now. We give him a taste of the big leagues.' No pressure because so many other guys in that lineup are doing great."


OTD: Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp

On June 2, 1925, Wally Pipp had a headache and popped a couple of Aspirin, so Lou Gehrig stepped in at first -- and "The Iron Horse" would not miss a game for the next 2,128 games. Said Wally Pipp: "I took the two most expensive Aspirin in history."

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Rangers give Joey Gallo his shot

The team's top prospect entered the season, along with the Cubs' Kris Bryant, as the top power-hitting minor leaguer. At 6-5, both are the two tallest 3B in MLB. In the minors, Bryant had a 7.1 HR% and Gallo a 8.0 HR%.

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OTD: Babe Ruth announces retirement

On June 2, 1935, The Great Bambino retired from baseball at 40 years old. With 714 HRs, a career .342 BA and 94 wins to his name, he would go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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Mets' deGrom has string of good starts

Jacob deGrom had 8 K's and no walks in a win Monday vs. the Padres. It was his third straight start with at least 8 K's and no walks. According to Elias, he is the third pitcher since 1900 to have three consecutive appearances with that stat line (Cliff Lee, 2013; Ferguson Jenkins, 1976).

Lauren Haeger setting the bar

The Gators pitcher has 71 career home runs and 72 wins, something no player has ever done in NCAA baseball history. And according to Elias, only one player has ever done so in MLB: Babe Ruth.

Seriously, who eats Kit Kats like this?

After teammate Dee Gordon tweeted a photo of Giancarlo Stanton's unique Kit Kat-eating technique earlier Monday, reps from the candy company sent the slugger 432 Kit Kats and some handy instructions to use for practice.


BBTN's Monday Web Gem

Marwin Gonzalez had a throw to first that reminded the BBTN crew of a dancer, but is it enough to dethrone Alex Gordon's 31-time winner?


Mariners hitting coach: Cano is pressing

Robinson Cano, Seattle's $240 million man, is hitting .246 with only 2 HRs this season. Explains Howard Johnson: "He's a proud guy and when things got off a little slow for him, it's easy to press, even out here in Seattle. ... The main thing I know for sure he is going to be all right, he is going to snap out of it."

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

The original Mike Stanton turns 48 today. ... Kelvin Chapman is 59. ... Kurt Abbott is 46. ... Reid Cornelius is 45.