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Sutcliffe: Slider hurt Fernandez's elbow

The Rays' Chris Archer and Marlins' Jose Fernandez both have monster sliders. However, in analyzing both, ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe said Fernandez's grip is the reason he missed the last year with elbow problems.

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Justin Smoak: 2 HR of 430+ feet today 3rd player to do so in a game this season (Bryce Harper - May 6, Miguel Cabrera - April 29)

OTD: Andy Hawkins tosses no-no, loses

On July 1, 1990, the Yankees RHP gave up 0 hits to the White Sox -- and lost 4-0. An error, 2 walks and 2 more errors led to 4 Chicago runs in the 8th. Said Hawkins: "You dream of one, but you never think it's going to be a loss."

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Hamilton finishes off Twins

Billy Hamilton's diving catch in center secured Aroldis Chapman's 16th save and a 2-1 Reds win over the Twins. Johnny Cueto earned his 5th win, striking out 8 over 8 innings. Box score

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Hamilton finishes off Twins

Billy Hamilton's diving catch in center secured Aroldis Chapman's 16th save and a 2-1 Reds win over the Twins. Johnny Cueto earned his 5th win, striking out 8 over 8 innings. Box score

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Reds have slim lead over Twins

Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto came back out for the 8th inning as the Reds lead the Twins 2-1. Cueto has thrown 91 pitches and has 7 strikeouts. Follow live

Rick Porcello pulled after two innings

Toronto hung 7 runs on Porcello, who was replaced by Robbie Ross Jr. The Blue Jays scored as many runs in 2 innings off Porcello as they did in the past four games combined. But Boston's fortunes didn't improve with Ross -- Justin Smoak welcomed him with his 2nd HR of the game to make it 8-0. Follow live

Cha-Ching, Mets fans: It's Bonilla Day!

The 52-year-old Bobby Bonilla will collect $1,193,248.20 from the Mets, like he will every July 1 until 2035. The Mets will be paying Bonilla, who last played in 2001, more this season than Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom combined.

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Is Yankees' $400M paying off?

After the 2013 season, the Yanks spent $438M on four players, but "'money doesn't always equate to performance,' [Yankees GM Brian] Cashman acknowledged. 'In fact, most of the time it will never equate.'" Earning their keep?

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It's a great day to be Bobby Bonilla

July 1 is the day Bobby Bo gets his nearly $1.2M deferred salary payment, which is more than 17 current Mets. Said ESPN's Eric Wedge: "It's a great security blanket for him. And, obviously, it's paid off in grand fashion."

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