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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The sacrifice fly from Nick Castellanos that scored veteran Victor Martinez was the first run of support the Tigers have scored with starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey on the mound this season. Not suggesting that Pelfrey's has not struggled independently from that -- he has -- but at least has something to work with early today in his fifth start of the season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Hunter Pence hits a two-run homer out to right field, the first in 2016 off Noah Syndergaard, to give the Giants a 3-0 lead, but it was Bruce Bochy's decision the batter before that set it up. With one out and a full count, he ran the very slow Buster Posey, and thus avoided an inning-ending double play when Brandon Belt hit a hard one-hopper to second base. Syndergaard's inability to hold runners hurts him there. Bochy 3, Mets 0.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The signs at some ballparks used to read "NO PEPPER," or "NO PEPPER GAMES." The Dodgers don't believe in that for Joc Pederson, who often plays pepper with coaches. The drill is done to help his bat control and hand-eye coordination.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jhonny Peralta took groundballs Sunday for the first time since he tore a ligament in his left thumb during spring training. Peralta remains weeks away from returning, but he also can read the writing on the wall. The Cardinals likely will try to find a way to get both both shortstops, Peralta and Aledmys Diaz, in the lineup at the same time. Diaz leads the major leagues with a .423 batting average. Manager Mike Matheny said Diaz is a good enough athlete to play multiple positions. He played an entire season at third base in Cuba and he started learning second base this spring. "How he's hitting right now now, he needs to be on the team," Peralta said. "Whether it's at shortstop or somewhere else, he needs to be on our team."

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Carlos Martinez is "good to go" for today's start against the Washington Nationals. There was some question about whether he would make the start, not because of the lawsuit filed against him in Miami, but because he -- like a lot of the Cardinals lately -- has been dealing with flu-like symptoms.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A perfect Sunday morning here in L.A. where the Dodgers will try to avoid a not-so-perfect winless seven-game homestand.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The Tigers have yet to make a decision on whether rookie Michael Fulmer, who made his MLB debut on Friday night, will make next start on Thursday in Cleveland. Decision likely to come down tomorrow during the team's off-day. Will probably come down to him or fellow pitching prospect Matt Boyd. Indians lineup will likely be a determining factor

Wright hilariously messes with camera

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright wasn't on the mound Saturday, so his way of staying entertained was to make faces at the TV camera.

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Brandon Phillips goes behind the back

And then dabbed after the nifty toss.

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Kipnis steals the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis takes a pregame joyride on the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV. The Phanatic reacts playfully when his ride is returned.

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Steinbrenner's reaction to Yankees' woes?

If George Steinbrenner were still alive, how would he handle New York's current struggles? Buster Olney offers up his thoughts.

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