Upon further review ... Walker gets HR
At first glance, it looked like Neil Walker's hit was just a lead-off triple to the 4th inning. However, the umpires, under review, determined the ball cleared the fence and hit off a railing. Walker's 10th HR of the season gives the Pirates a 3-0 lead. Follow live
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Royals, Blue Jays get chippy
After a 1st-inning HBP of Josh Donaldson, Edinson Volquez went high-and-tight in Donaldson's 2nd at-bat and the two exchanged words. But that was it and Donaldson ended up walking. The game is 0-0 after 3. Follow live
Jose Fernandez keeps rolling
Since coming back from Tommy John surgery July 2, the Marlins righty is 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA in 5 starts. Through 2 innings today vs. the Padres, he has 4 K's, giving up 0 runs and 2 hits. Follow live
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Phillies surging, Braves sliding
The NL East matchup features teams headed in different directions. Philadelphia has won 12 of 14 since the All-Star break, while Atlanta's losing streak has reached 6 games. Follow live
Van man to make Tigers debut
Daniel Norris, the key piece for Detroit in the David Price trade, pitches today (1:35 p.m. ET) vs. the Orioles. The blue chip prospect with a $2 million signing bonus lived out of his VW van this offseason. Free spirit
Fernandez at home = trouble for Padres
Marlins SP Jose Fernandez tests his 15-0 career home record (23 starts) vs. San Diego. The RHP's insane home ERA is 1.19 ERA in 151.2 innings. The Padres, winners of 4 in a row, counter with James Shields. Follow live
Olney on Kershaw: 'Are you kidding me?'
With 37 straight scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw "is back to doing things we have never seen before," said Buster Olney.
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Sox place Porcello on DL with sore triceps; new reliever Cook activated. Tuesday's starter to be announced.
Fan can't get in or out of poncho
After this ordeal at Fenway Park, perhaps the gentleman will opt to bring a rain jacket to the park next time.
Grading all 30 GMs at the deadline
Alex Anthopoulos (Blue Jays) traded for SS Troy Tulowitzki, SP David Price and OF Ben Revere. So, he gets an A+. Dave Stewart (Diamondbacks) did nothing, and thus, his grade was less generous. Grades (Insider)
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Adnan Virk, ESPN @adnanESPN
Clayton Kershaw is the first pitcher since Luis Tiant in 1968 and 1972 to throw at least 35 straight scoreless innings in multiple seasons
How to bet Nationals-Mets
Andrew Lange says the undervaluing of Mets SP Noah Syndergaard "puts us in a position to make a play on the home side at anything below minus-130.” Betting guide (Insider)
Baseball movement not done yet
Yovani Gallardo. Ian Kennedy. And a certain Red Sox infielder. The Baseball Tonight crew discusses the top players who could be dealt before the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31.
Soler's sensational grab at the wall
The Brewers threatened to force extra innings, but Jorge Soler had other ideas.
Late night pays off for Rangers' C
After being claimed by Texas Friday, Bobby Wilson stayed up late watching video on the chance he caught Cole Hamels' first Texas start. Turns out, he did. Said Wilson: "One thing I won't allow myself to be is ill-prepared."
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Dae-Sung Koo turns 46 today.