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Kurkjian doesn't see Angels winning protest

Tim Kurkjian would be stunned if Angels manager Mike Scioscia wins his protest of Wednesday's game against the Royals.


Longoria on pace for new homer high

Evan Longoria hit his 23rd home run of the season on Wednesday -- his most through 100 team games in his career and tied for the fourth-most through 100 team games in Rays history, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Morrison leaves it all ... in the stands?

Rays first baseman Logan Morrison puts his body on the line by making an incredible catch while falling into the stands.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins is not confident Jose Reyes will be able to return to the lineup on Friday, which had been the hope. Reyes suffered a strained intercostal muscle on his left side on Tuesday. "He was pretty sore last night when he left here," Collins said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the day off for Yoenis Cespedes is more than a prudent day off. The balky right quadriceps muscle has flared up. "My leg's pretty sore tonight," Cespedes told Collins late Wednesday. Collins said it's possible Cespedes' absence could last beyond one day.

Sano strikes out, snaps his bat in half

After striking out in the eighth inning in the Twins' loss to the Braves, Miguel Sano channels his inner Bo Jackson and snaps his bat over his knee.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Peter Bourjos probably bound for the DL, so I'd be surprised if the Phillies trade anyone but Jeremy Hellickson. Don't seem that motivated to move Jeanmar Gomez

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Idea for one of Chris Sale's teammates: Hang a throwback jersey in his locker today, as he prepares to pitch. He'd laugh the loudest.

ESPN @espn

Aroldis Chapman threw 13 fastballs in his @Cubs debut last night. 101 101 102 101 102 101 103 101 101 100 100 102 103 In summary: 

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Bryce Harper is mired in an 0-for-17 slump, dropping his batting average to .237 this season

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Bryce Harper has a .208 BA in hitter's counts (2nd-worst in MLB. He's 1 for his last 25 against fastballs. 578 BA on line drives-.793 in '15

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Evan Longoria: 23rd HR; his most through 100 team games in career...Jay Bruce (CIN): HR in 5 straight games (ties franchise record)

Chapman dazzles in his debut with Cubs

Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning as the Cubs rolled to an 8-1 win over the White Sox.