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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected, Mark Teixeira is out of the lineup with neck spasms. Teixeira did not start Wednesday night and has received a cortisone shot to try to deal with the issue. Backup catcher Austin Romine is playing first with lefty J.A. Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup on Thursday afternoon. A-Rod has been on the DL since May 4th with a strained hamstring. The Yankees have gone 14-7 without Rodriguez. They were 8-16 with him to begin the season. A-Rod is batting fifth in the order against lefty J.A. Happ.

Bradley's streak hasn't come cheap

Jackie Bradley Jr. is currently tied with Johnny Damon for the fourth-longest hitting streak in Red Sox franchise history, but his .415 average during this stretch is second only to Tris Speaker's .424, per Elias Sports Bureau.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

It's funny. Every time I mention Jake Arrieta's unbeaten streak, Mets fans remind me they beat him in Oct. Which is true. Irony alert: Jeurys Familia just broke the Mets record for most consecutive saves (32). Not counting the 3 he blew in the World Series, of course. These "active" streaks are getting confusing!

Hair's the question

Mets pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard join SportsCenter to settle the debate of who has the better hair.

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@dodgers to call up 19-year-old LHP Julio Urias, MLB Pipeline's No. 2 prospect, on Friday for his @mlb debut in NY vs. Mets.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Top Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will make his major league debut Friday in a start at New York against the Mets. The 19-year old left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA in 8 outings (7 starts) at AAA Oklahoma City. Friday's scheduled starter Alex Wood was scratched with triceps soreness.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

During the 1986 Red Sox reunion at Fenway Park, the intrepid Jonny Miller of WBZ asked Roger Clemens if he ever thinks about making the Hall of Fame. "I'm so past that, Jonny," Clemens replied good-naturedly. "But thanks for asking."