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Reds have Cole's number

Gerrit Cole gave up 8 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings of work tonight in Pittsburgh. The Pirates starter has allowed 6 earned runs to the Reds in 2 starts this season and just 3 earned runs total in his other 4 starts. Cincinnati leads 3-0 in the 6th. Follow live


Longoria ends HR drought

Rays 3B Evan Longoria's game-tying, solo shot in the fourth inning was his first home run since Opening Day. He had gone 26 straight games without one -- the longest streak of his career. We're knotted at 2 in Boston. Follow live

Mets' Granderson goes yard

New York's Curtis Granderson ripped a line drive over the right-field fence -- his 2nd homer of the year -- to put the Mets up 2-0. Granderson knocked in another run with a sac fly and New York leads 3-0 after 4 innings on ESPN.


Joey Votto tossed, bumps umpire

The Reds' 1B was ejected after striking out in the 3rd inning. Votto spiked his helmet and appeared to yell to Pirates P Gerrit Cole while walking down the first-base line. Umpire Chris Conroy tossed Votto, who then sprinted back and appeared to make contact with the ump.


Cubs at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET

Jon Lester takes the hill against the red-hot Cardinals tonight. Cubs starting pitchers have a 7.29 ERA during their 4-game losing streak .

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First big-league RBI and extra-base hit for Swihart, who duplicates Bogaerts's gapper to tie score at 1

Padres crush Giants to avoid sweep

Austin Hedges recorded his first career hit with an RBI single during a 5-run 3rd inning and added another RBI in the 8th as San Diego routed San Francisco 9-1.