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Cole takes Syndergaard, Mets to school

Friday's Pirates-Braves game pitted two young power arms in Gerrit Cole and Noah Syndergaard. Cole and Pittsburgh won the matchup 4-1 as he nearly pitched a complete game (10 strikeouts), while the rookie Syndergaard allowed 4 runs. Box score

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A-Rod ties Ruth on RBI list

Alex Rodriguez's RBI single in the 7th tonight vs. the Rangers was the 1,992nd of his career, tying him with Babe Ruth for 4th place all-time. A-Rod passed Willie Mays on the all-time HR list earlier this season. Follow live

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Fielder hits 2nd HR of game

Prince Fielder added a solo shot in the 7th -- after a 3-run blast in the 3rd -- tonight vs. the Yankees to give him his 1st multi-HR game since April 5, 2013. It's just his 4th multi-HR game since moving to the AL. Follow live

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I-70 series all Kendrys Morales so far

Through 3 innings, the Royals' Morales has 2 HRs and 5 RBIs off Cardinals SP Lance Lynn, effectively stealing the show between the two Missouri teams. Follow live

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Angels tally 9-run inning in Boston

This one got ugly very fast as Los Angeles leads 11-3 in the 5th. Sox SP Rick Porcello allowed 7 runs. Coincidentally, the last time L.A. scored 9 runs in an inning (April 20, 2013), Porcello was also pitching. Follow live

Orioles rally to take lead

Miami's Henderson Alvarez walked two to open the top of the 6th, and Baltimore made him pay. Chris Davis scored on an error (committed by Alvarez) and Caleb Joseph plated 2 with a single to put the Orioles up 5-3. Follow live

Felix passes Hunter, ties Hershiser in K's

Mariners SP Felix Hernandez struck out his 2014th career batter tonight, tying Orel Hershiser for 70th-all time. His previous K put him ahead of Catfish Hunter. Hernandez, 29, is through 7 innings with Seattle leading Toronto 4-1. Follow live

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Ian Desmond gives Nats 1st lead

The SS drove in Max Scherzer -- who singled to lead off the bottom of the 6th -- on an RBI double to center to put Washington up 2-1 on Philadelphia. On the mound, Scherzer has 5 K's over 6 innings of 1-run ball. Follow live

Didi Gregorious drowns out the boos

Yankee Stadium let Gregorious -- Derek Jeter's replacement at SS -- hear it after making an error in the 3rd inning. He redeemed himself with a 3-run shot an inning later, but the Yankees still trail 7-4. Follow live

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Chase Utley doubled in the sixth. He is hitting .435 (10-for-23) with 5 doubles, 1 triple and three RBIs in his last seven games.

Nelson Cruz reclaims HR lead

For a brief period tonight, 22-year-old Bryce Harper was tied for the MLB lead in HRs. It didn't last long. Cruz's 6th-inning blast got him to 17 on the season and put the M's up 4-1 vs. the Blue Jays. Follow live

Chris Archer has 8 K's through 4

The young Rays SP has everything going tonight, except for two things: Tampa Bay trails the Athletics 1-0, and his pitch count is already at 78. Follow live

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Moss' HR puts Indians ahead

Brandon Moss' solo blast in the bottom of the 3rd -- his team-high 7th of the season -- has given the Indians a 3-2 lead on the Reds. Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis have also driven in runs for the Tribe. Follow live

Vogt's 10th homer breaks scoreless tie

Oakland C Stephen Vogt reached double-digit home runs for the first time in his MLB career with a 4th-inning blast tonight. He also gave the A's a 1-0 lead over the Rays. Follow live

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Mauer's steal of third pays off, as Plouffe brings him home with a sac fly. Smart baserunning by Mauer. Twins up 2-0 in the first.

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Mauer with the RBI double and the Twins lead 1-0, T1. Samardzija has gone to a full count vs. the first 3 Twins hitters.

Pujols homers, moves closer to Foxx

Albert Pujols hit HR No. 528 tonight, putting him only six away from tying Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time. The Angels lead Boston 2-1 in the 4th. Follow live

J.D. Martinez with another oppo shot

The Tigers OF smashed his MLB-leading 6th opposite field home run (he has 9 total) of the season for Detroit, who has a 3-2 lead over the Astros in the 4th. Follow live