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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

A gem from Justin Verlander propels Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Team has now won eight of nine. Back over .500 at 23-22. Closer Francisco Rodriguez closes out the game in the ninth to record his 400th career save. 6th MLB pitcher to reach this milestone.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Another double-digit strikeout performance for Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who ended the eighth with a strikeout of Odubel Herrera. Third time this season. 32nd of his career. Eight scoreless innings. Reached back to hit 97 mph to fan Herrera and was rewarded with a deserved ovation as he headed to the dugout.

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Murph continues to haunt his former club.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

43-pitch inning for Chris Sale in the third. Four. Three. Not a typo.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez left tonight's game with a contusion of the right big toe after being hit by a Jorge De La Rosa pitch. X-rays were negative.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Two-out walk to Jose Ramirez bites Chris Sale as the Indians go up 2-1 after Mike Napoli's triple; Ramirez worked Sale for 10 pitches, getting three balls on sliders. Great AB with big repercussions.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees fans understandably are starting to get restless with Mark Teixeira. Teixeira entered Tuesday with a .193 average, three homers and 12 RBIs. Teixeira is 0-for- 3 with three strikeouts. He has now struck out 47 times in 150 at-bats. Teixeira said the other day he is the type of guy who can carry a team. Right now, he is dragging the Yankees down. The fans are beginning to boo.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Nathan Eovaldi may have been in the middle of a shutout, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going to his Big 3 relievers every chance he gets. So with Eovaldi having thrown 100 pitches, Girardi has taken the ball from Eovaldi and handed it to Dellin Betances, who presumably will pass it to Andrew Miller and then Aroldis Chapman. The Yankees lead the Blue Jays, 2-0, with one out in the seventh.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Stephen Strasburg has 10 K's through six innings against the Mets. It's his fifth double-digit whiff game this season, and the 26th of his career.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Julio Teheran did the mathematically impossible tonight: 7 K's over 2 innings. The Elias Sports Bureau says he's the first to do it since Alex Cobb on 5/10/13

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Hard to say whether it's the warm weather or Matt Harvey that's making the ball travel further, but the Nats have three bombs in five innings, including a Daniel Murphy three-run shot that landed well into the second deck. Washington leads 5-1 after five.

Diaz's impressive backward catch

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Díaz makes a nice one-handed backwards catch to start the double play in the top of the second inning against the Cubs. (Live on ESPN, WatchESPN)

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Five scoreless innings for Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Has retired seven straight. At 70 pitches through five.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 and played seven innings at first base as his rehab assignment began Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton. Flores is eligible to return from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets open a series at Citi Field against the Dodgers. He should supplant Eric Campbell at first base at that point. Flores had landed on the DL with a mild left hamstring strain.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Ben Revere doubles to lead off the bottom of the fifth; Werth singles. And the Mets' bullpen goes to work with the score at 2-1.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Fun thing about Adam Eaton's fifth career lead off home run, I was talking to White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson about Eaton's power spike last season, and about how that's going to remain part of Eaton's game. Stay tuned.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. ranks 17th among regulars in "well-hit average" at .219 -- the percentage of balls defined as hit hard. Last year, his figure was .121, which ranked 219th of 311 players with at least 250 PAs.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Three innings into tonight's Boston-Colorado game, Jackie Bradley Jr. has a double and an infield hit. His 28-game hitting streak ties him with Wade Boggs for the fifth longest in franchise history. Bradley's next target: Johnny Damon, who hit safely in 29 straight games in 2005.