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Cardinals off to fast start

St. Louis erupted for 5 runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and have a 5-0 lead in the third inning. Follow live

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Ranking all the No. 1 picks

Matt Bush, Tim Belcher and Brien Taylor share a common bond with Chipper Jones, A-Rod and Ken Griffey Jr.: They were all No. 1 picks. Who was the best? David Schoenfield ranks them all. No. 1 through 44

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Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

Since the 2014 All-Star break, Miguel Gonzalez has posted a 2.80 ERA (132.0IP, 41ER) which ranks ninth among AL starters (min. 20 starts).

Cardinals off to fast start

The St. Louis offense was busy right away, scoring five runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

Cardinals off to very fast start

The St. Louis offense got rolling right away, scoring five runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

If you're just tuning in., we advise you to find a TV set. Eduardo Rodriguez is dealing. 6 K's in first 3 IP, gave up a solo HR to Dozier

Lackey thrives in day starts

John Lackey is 2-0 with a 0.87 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in three day starts this season. He tries to ride that momentum in a start vs. the team with the worst record in baseball: Milwaukee. Follow live

Ryan Braun out of lineup today vs. Cards

The Brewers OF is receiving a cryotherapy shot in his right thumb in Los Angeles. Manager Craig Counsell considers the procedure "a minor thing" and the team views it as a maintenance issue. Braun will return to the lineup Sunday at the latest.

Is Archer the best pitcher in the AL?

Tim Kurkjian thinks Chris Archer is a strong contender for the Cy Young Award. evoking memories of a young Dwight Gooden.

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Indians' Moss' 100th HR Ball held Ransom

Cleveland OF Brandon Moss cranked his 100th career home run on Tuesday night. But to add that memento to his collection, he'll have to meet his teammate's exorbitant demands for high-end technology. The "ransom note"

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McClendon goes for broke after ejection

It's not walking off the field with first base, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon got a standing O for his theatrics during his ejection Tuesday night.

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Tanaka tries to come back ... again

Everyone around baseball, ESPN's Andrew Marchand writes, knows Masahiro Tanaka is headed for Tommy John surgery. Public opinion has already made the diagnosis. Yet, the RHP returns again from the DL. Starts today

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Orioles trade OF to Red Sox

Baltimore traded Alejandro De Aza to Boston for cash considerations, according to multiple media reports. De Aza had been designated for assignment by the Orioles last week. He batted .214 with 3 HRs and 7 RBIs in 30 games with Baltimore this season.

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Hitters can't touch Chris Archer

Archer is just the second player since 1900 to post consecutive games with 12 K's while not issuing a walk. The other? Dwight Gooden. Incredibly enough, both their teams went just 1-1 in those games.

Dodgers rally past Rockies

Alex Guerrero lifted a 1-2, 2-out pitch for a grand slam in the 9th inning to complete the Dodgers' come-from-behind win vs. the Rockies at Coors.

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