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Rays prevail in Chicago

In a game that saw two ties and three lead changes, the Rays plated one run in the ninth on Mikie Mahtook's single to take a 5-4 win in the series opener. Alexei Ramirez tried to score the game-tying run from second on Adam LaRoche's single in the ninth, but Kevin Kiermaier threw him out. The Rays moved to two games back in the AL wild-card race. Box score

What do Pirates fans do on rain delays?

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style."

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Garcia hits walk-off homer in 12th

The Braves rallied from deficits of six runs and two runs to force extras and took the series opener against the visiting Giants on Adonis Garcia's first career walk-off homer -- a 2-run shot in the 12th. All three of Garcia's homers this season have given the Braves the lead. Box score

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.

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O's in front behind Jones, Davis

Adam Jones' 19th double this season pushed the Orioles' lead to 4-0 over the A's in the third, adding to Chris Davis' three-run homer in the first -- his 27th this season. Follow live

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Tonight was the 18th time this season a Mets starter went at least 7 IP without allowing a walk. Next highest is Blue Jays with 15.

Doug Padilla @ESPNChiSox

The Grady Sizemore of old has reurned. This time it's a long home run to RF. White Sox 4, Rays 4, T8.

Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

One team I would not wanna play the rest of the season.......the New York Mets!! They got some fellas that can flat out....BRING IT!!!

Nats suffer fourth straight loss

The Diamondbacks hit four HRs to back rookie Zack Godley's six scoreless innings and defeated the Nats 6-4 for their seventh win in nine games.

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C├ęspedes, Mets crush Marlins

Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on three doubles, and the Mets captured their fourth straight win in a 12-1 victory over the Marlins to take sole possession of first place in the NL East.

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Padres soaring in the seventh

The Brewers hit a HR in the sixth while still trailing, but the Padres answered at the top of the seventh with back-to-back runs for a 13-3 lead. San Diego has scored in every inning except the sixth, making the 13 runs the most its scored since recording 14 on May 1 against the Rockies. Follow live

3 for you, Beltre? You go, Beltre!

Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre joins Bob Meusel, Babe Herman and Long John Reilly as the only players with 3 cycles in MLB history (via Elias). Beltre has 3 RBIs as the Rangers lead the Astros 12-7 heading into the seventh. Follow live

Pirates answer back in bottom of 3rd

Bucs RF Gregory Polanco doubled to deep right to score 1B Michael Morse as the Pirates tied it at 1 vs. the Cubs. They missed a chance to plate any more as Andrew McCutchen grounded out with men on second and third to end the inning. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle

The Rangers 3B homered to left in the 5th, completing the third cycle of his career and 9th in Rangers history. The Rangers have four of the last eight cycles in MLB as they lead the Astros 12-7 in the sixth. Follow live

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Final: Mets 12, Marlins 1

Yoenis Cespedes tallied 3 doubles and 4 RBIs and Bartolo Colon tossed 8 innings of 1-run ball as New York took over sole possession of first place in the NL East with its 4th consecutive win. Box score

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White Sox tie game with one swing

Jose Abreu smacked a two-run shot in the sixth, and the White Sox and Rays are tied at 2 in Chicago. But the Rays are threatening to score with a man on third and no outs in the seventh. Follow live

After long rain delay, Cubs strike first

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's RBI single in the top of the third scored 2B Addison Russell as Chicago takes the 1-0 lead in Pittsburgh. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

Braves battle back, force extras

A.J. Pierzynski crushed a homer to right field with two outs to erase a two-run deficit and pull the Braves even with the visiting Giants at 7-7. Follow live