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Matt Moore throws for Rays
Moore took a huge step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery today as he threw a live BP session before Tampa Bay's game. Moore, a promising LHP, debuted in 2011 and injured his left elbow at the beginning of last season.
Cardinals' Jordan Walden to DL
The setup man is headed to the 15-day DL with an inflamed right biceps. Walden is 0-1 with an 0.87 ERA through 12 games this season. He has 12 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.
Hamilton to play in extended spring game
Josh Hamilton faced live pitching Saturday for the first time this season. The outfielder is scheduled to play an extended spring game Monday against the Royals. Pitcher Matt Harrison threw to Hamilton and said the former MVP "looked good."
Lorenzo Cain drops appeal
The Royals OF dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension -- for throwing a punch in the brawl with the White Sox -- after being told he had "zero" chance of winning. He will miss today's and Tuesday's games.
OTD: Joe DiMaggio makes MLB debut
On May 3, 1936, Joltin' Joe made his MLB debut with the Yankees against the St. Louis Browns, going 3-for-6 with two singles and a triple. That Yankees team, which also starred Lou Gehrig, went on the win the World Series.
How to bet Sunday Night Baseball
Boston is looking to salvage a game in the finale of this series against New York (AL). Let ESPN's Vegas experts provide you betting guidance on this timeless rivalry. (HINT: Take a long look at the underdog.) Experts' take (Insider)
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Astros: If they win today, they'd be 4th team with a 10-game win streak in first 25 games after 90-loss season (last done: 1986 Indians)
Desmond Jennings placed on DL
Left knee soreness forced the speedy Rays OF to the 15-day DL today. Jennings was hitting just .222 in 72 plate appearances this season.
Slim Kelly brings heat for Sox
You might not have known it, but tonight's Red Sox starter Joe Kelly's average fastball velocity (96.5 mph) is tops in MLB, despite Kelly dropping from 198 to 178 pounds in a year. He also has a hidden talent. Buster Olney explores (Insider)
Protecting the pitchers
MLB had a scare this week when D-backs phenom Archie Bradley was struck in the face by a liner. He was the latest reminder of the danger pitchers face every time they take the mound. Is enough being done to protect them?
Cards setup man has sore shoulder
Jordan Walden started warming up Saturday but had to cool it after his shoulder started "barking." Said Walden: "I tried to give it a go and it just didn't feel right." The Cards' bullpen has been stellar so far this season with a 1.39 ERA.
BBTN's Web Gem from Saturday
Tal's Hill in Minute Maid Park was no problem for Astros CF Jake Marisnick as he made a diving catch uphill -- but will it beat Royals LF Alex Gordon's sprawling catch into the stands of The Cell?
Jayson Stark @jaysonst
Very strange but very true: No game had ended with a runner getting hit by a batted ball since 2010. Then it happened TWICE yesterday.