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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Moss's solo home run in the fourth inning Thursday night very nearly cleared the right-field stands and left Busch Stadium. According to the Cardinals, the blast went 477 feet and was the longest in the 10-year-old stadium's history, surpassing a Matt Holliday home run by seven feet. Statcast was a bit more conservative, calling it 454 feet, but it was impressive nonetheless, a soaring drive that left Moss' bat traveling 112 mph.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Cardinals trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning and in danger of dropping their seventh straight home game, manager Mike Matheny erupted at home plate umpire Mike Everitt and got himself ejected for the first time this season. The odd part was that Everitt had nothing to do with the previous call, which was overturned after review by a replay crew in New York.If the Cardinals lose, they will be eight games under .500 at home and 10 games over .500 on the road.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

A World Series matchup which, while off in the distance, is possible: Manager of '04 Red Sox (Tito) vs. GM (Theo). Battle for legacy.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Carlos Carrasco with six straight strikeouts, 14 in all. Ridiculous splitter/changeup. One out in the eighth.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's only the fourth inning, and already Danny Espinosa has two curtain calls. Which is the same number of home runs he has tonight. After hitting a salami right-handed in the third, the Washington shortstop laced a three-run opposite-field shot as a lefty in the fourth to give Washington a 13-1 lead. His 7 RBI's ties a Nars record.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lead the Mets 3-0 behind Kris Bryant's 22nd HR which ties him for the league lead. It's his 11th in June, the most in a month for a Cub since June of 2007 when Alfonso Soriano hit 11. He's also the first Cub since Derrek Lee in 2005 to hit 22 before July 1. (ESPN Stats and Info) John Lackey has pitched five scoreless innings so far and Javy Baez has a HR as well.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

After sweeping the Mets, the Nationals are showing no let-down against the lowly Reds. Danny Espinosa just got a curtain-call after hitting a third-inning grand slam that put the Nats up 8-1. It's the second salami of Espinosa's career, and the first since 9/6/10, when he hit one in his very first game at Nats Park.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Indians: have won 12 straight games (1 shy of franchise record - 1942, 1951) Up 1-0 in 3rd vs Blue Jays

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Coming into today, slumping Nats first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was 6 for his last 38 with no home runs. Make that 7-for-39 with one homer. Zimmerman just demolished a Brandon Finnegan sinker and parked it well beyond the wall in dead center. Nats lead the Reds 4-1 after one.

Dodgers get Norris to fill in for Kershaw

Doug Padilla breaks down the Dodgers' acquisition of Bud Norris, who will replace the injured Clayton Kershaw in L.A.'s rotation.

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