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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Four straight Yankee hits and Jeff Samardzija's day is over after 5 2/3 innings. Didi Gregorius' rope double to deep center adds another run for a 5-0 New York lead.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

For the third straight day against the Mets, Ichiro Suzuki had a late-game pinch-hitting opportunity. This time, Ichiro struck out against Hansel Robles. He is 0-for-3 in the series and remains at 2,996 career MLB hits. He is bidding to become the 30th major leaguer to reach the 3,000-hit plateau.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Starlin Castro, RBI single to left. Yankees 4, Giants 0 in the sixth.

Griffey's Hall of Fame career timeline

Look back at some of Ken Griffey Jr.'s most memorable moments over the course of his MLB career. Legacy of "The Kid"

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Bizarre start for Cubs starter Jon Lester. He's allowed five stolen bases in two innings to match a career high. In the second, he needed five outs after two runners reached on errant strikeout pitches. And yet, Brewers lead is just 2-0.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Ramiro Pena dives to his left and starts a highlight-worthy 4-6-3 double play off Jacoby Ellsbury's scorching grounder, but Aaron Hicks scores to make it 3-0 Yankees in the sixth.

ESPN @espn

That time Jason Varitek introduced A-Rod to his mitt, and the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry got physical — again: es.pn/2a6zlxZ

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Not a single player drafted after Piazza in the 1988 MLB draft played in even one MLB game. Insane that Piazza is a Hall of Famer.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Eovaldi is through six shutout innings. Normally Joe Girardi could turn to Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but he prefers not to use them. We'll see how the Yankees piece together these last nine outs with a 2-0 lead over the Giants.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

In regards to Adam Warren, who the Cubs optioned to Iowa to clear the way for Joe Nathan, Joe Maddon says the plan is for Warren to start at Triple-A. If the Cubs need a sixth starter, which Maddon says still could happen, Warren would likely be the guy.

Baseball Tonight @BBTN

"The only way I thought I would be here with you is if I bought a ticket." - Mike Piazza to Ken Griffey Jr.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Prospects if Aroldis Chapman ends up in Washington could include Ps Erick Fedde and Koda Glover, per Keith Law.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn would not reveal much about the private discussion between him and Chris Sale but did confirm that Sale did NOT request a trade: "At no point did he express the desire not to be a Chicago White Sock."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The throwback Chicago White Sox uniforms in question, though yesterday's were blue with white collars.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Most Times Using the DL This Season (Days lost): 1. Dodgers (23 players, 1,206 days). 2. Oakland (21, 1,059) 3. Rockies (20, 752).