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OTD: Yankees blast back against Red Sox

On this date in 1927, the Yankees demontrated their "Five O'Clock Lightning" by scoring seven runs in the eighth inning against the Red Sox, eventually winning 15-7. Follow the 1927 Yankees all season long in real time. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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Darvish K’s 7 in Rangers return

First start since having Tommy John surgery 14 months ago: 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 K's. Not bad, Yu Darvish.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard insisted the pitch was not on purpose. Terry Collins concerned about discipline from league. Collins said he told pitchers in LA earlier this month not to do anything that might draw retaliation and get Mets batters hurt. Collins didn't even mention it before this series and said umpires didn't even know about history until after this series began.

Syndergaard tossed for throwing behind Utley

With the memories of the past postseason perhaps still in the minds of the Mets, Noah Syndergaard throws a fastball behind Chase Utley, which gets the Mets pitcher tossed from the game.

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Butler crushes first home run of season

Billy Butler absolutely crushed this solo blast, his first home run of the season, to put the Athletics on the board first against the Tigers.

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Bogaerts extends hit streak with HR

The Red Sox SS crushed a home run to deep left field to extend his hit streak to 21 games. He has hit five homers in that span.

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Nothing like a slam in NYC. #PapaSlam

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Chase Utley wasn't surprised the Mets sought retribution this far into the season series, and he's not ruling out the same thing in the series finale Sunday.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Chase Utley said he understood if the Mets were throwing at him Saturday. He was more interested in talking about a 9-1 victory and how Kenta Maeda threw five scoreless innings after getting hit in the hand with a line drive.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Here's Noah Syndergaard's reaction after getting ejected for throwing a pitch behind Chase Utley.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish describes his emotions when he took the mound in the first inning.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Manager Jeff Banister talks about why he took Darvish out after five innings

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Rangers catcher Bobby Wilson on what made Yu Darvish so effective tonight against Pittsburgh.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Wainwright was delighted to talk about his hitting, which has been impressive this season. After his two-run double off Gio Gonzalez in the second inning Saturday, he leads all MLB pitchers -- even Madison Bumgarner -- with five extra-base hits this season. Wainwright also is the active leader among pitchers in hits (109) and doubles (29).

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The one that got away from Thor.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

How do you respond when a team throws a pitch behind your back? For Chase Utley it would be to hit two home runs, including a grand slam against the Mets. The Dodgers' infielder has five RBIs in seven innings to help his team to a 6-0 lead.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Barnette replaces Darvish, who's night is over after a stressful 5th inning. He allows one run on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. He threw 81 pitches, including 51 strikes.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda recovered impressively after taking a line drive off his right hand in the first inning. He gave up no runs on two hits to the Mets and was removed after five innings, having thrown 75 pitches.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pirates turn a single, a stolen base and a two-out, two-strike single by second baseman Cole Figueroa into a run against Darvish. He still collects two more strikeouts, giving him seven, and has thrown 81 pitches. If he has a quick sixth inning, the Rangers might try to coax another inning out of him. But he's starting his third time through the lineup, so odds are the sixth will be Darvish's last. The Rangers had reliever Tony Barnette warming up with two outs in the fifth.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda has been in complete control since getting hit on the right hand/wrist by a line drive in the first inning. The Mets are 0-for-10 since as Maeda has pitched four shutout innings.