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Melky Cabrera with ANOTHER hit. His second single of the day. OBP was .272 on June 19. It's now at .301. Making progress.

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Jeff Samardzija with his fourth consecutive strikeout and hasn't allowed a hit through three innings. One walk. White Sox 1, O's 0, B3.

Pineda painting a masterpiece

Michael Pineda has 10 strikeouts through 6 innings today. This is his second double-digit strikeout game this season. Rays hitters have missed over 40% of their swings so far today. Yankees lead 2-0 in the 6th. Follow live

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Beware: Panda Falling

Boston's Pablo Sandoval fell in the Astros dugout to catch ball in the fourth inning today. Clay Buchholz appreciates the effort, as he's allowed just one hit in four innings. Red Sox lead 2-0. Follow live

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Alexei Ramirez with the stolen base off Tillman. Was halfway to second before the ball was even pitched.

Strasburg injury overshadows 9-3 win

Tanner Roark came in relief of an injured Stephen Strasburg to give more than four innings of solid relief in the Nationals win. Bryce Harper homered and was on base four times. Jordan Zimmermann pitches for the sweep Sunday. Box score

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Melky Cabrera keeps on hitting. His first-inning single makes him 28-for-83 (.337) over his last 23 games.

Price gets key out to keep Jays scoreless

David Price got Toronto's Danny Valencia to ground into a double play, which is notable because he came into the at bat slugging .882 and hitting .706 (12-for-17) against Price in their previous 21 plate appearances. The Tigers lead the Jays 4-0 in the 4th inning. Follow live

Lou Gehrig: Fact vs. Fiction

The speech that Gary Cooper gave as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" is actually different than the one that The Iron Horse gave at Yankee Stadium 76 years ago today. Compare the two

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July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig's speech

On this date 76 years ago, the Yankees held Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. It's when he gave his famous unscripted speech, saying, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite suffering from ALS.

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Yankees give Pineda an early lead

Michael Pineda has 5 strikeouts in the first 3 innings as the Yankees lead 2-0. He's needed 45 pitches to get through three innings, so he's on pace to need some help from his bullpen to finish this game. Follow live

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This bat proves it has star power

Bryce Harper and his American-flag style bat is 2-for-3 with a home run, double and 2 RBIs. Madison Bumgarner also avoided the power of the bat by walking the Nationals star in the fifth. Nats are up 7-1. Follow live

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Out of their league

Almost exactly halfway through the season. the National League has pretty much gone to script, as all three preseason favorites lead their divisions. In the AL, no current division leader was projected to finish better than 3rd before the season started.

Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

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Founding Fathers face the race

The Nationals are ahead of the Giants. It's Independence Day. It's a perfect time to bring back our favorite moments of Washington's presidents races over the years.

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Rare mistake by MadBum

The HR that Madison Bumgarner allowed to Bryce Harper in the 1st inning today was the first he allowed to a left-handed batter in his past 47 starts. He had faced 241 left-handed batters and thrown 923 pitches to lefties without allowing a HR before Harper took him deep.

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