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Katie Strang 

Heading into his second start, Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer said he planned on utilizing his changeup more, especially against lefties, and the club's top-ranked prospect did that in the second at-bat. Went to it an an 0-2 count against Jason Kipnis and the Indians second baseman hit a line drive to right. That began a string of five hits and a walk that left the Tigers down 4-0 at the bottom of the first inning. Fulmer retired the side with two strikeouts against Lonnie Chisenhall and Chris Gimenez, but still, an ominous start to the game for the 23-year-old flamethrower.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Benching Chase Headley? Yankees fans might think it is a good idea, but manager Joe Girardi does not. "It is way too early for that," Girardi said. Headly has not had an extra base hit all season and is hitting .153 in 72 at-bats. He is in the second season of a four-year, $52 million contract. Headley is not in the lineup on Thursday night here in Baltimore, however Girardi said he plans to put him back out there at Yankee Stadium on Friday against the Red Sox. Girardi described not playing Headly as a simple day off. Ronald Torreyes, hitting .375 in 24 at-bats, is at third.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

First line from former Cubs manager Dusty Baker: "This is different than the old interview room."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Orioles closer Zach Britton could return soon. "He had a good day today," said skipper Buck Showalter. "He's close to being available." Britton sprained his ankle trying to field a ball on Saturday and hasn't pitched since. In his absence. Baltimore has only had one save opportunity, which Darren O'Day successfully converted.

Stephen Piscotty gets on his horse

Check out this incredible play by Stephen Piscotty, who sprints and lays out to catch a foul ball.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

We are admittedly reading into things a little bit, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi nor Alex Rodriguez again had an update on how long he would be out. Girardi said the team wants its doctor to review the MRI of A-Rod's hamstring. A Baltimore radiologist has given the Yankees an opinion. Maybe it means little and the Yankees are just being cautious, but if the MRI caused no reason to worry, would the Yankees need to wait another day?

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Mr. Red is ready for Star Wars weekend in Cincinnati. He may need the Force with his bullpen to catch the Cubs though.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs recent call up Ryan Kalish gets a surprise start on Thursday night against the Nationals. Out of baseball last year he was ready to play independent ball but the Cubs called and here he is.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs RF Jason Heyward is hopeful he can start tomorrow as he rehabs a sore wrist. He addressed reporters while a Mariachi band started playing in the clubhouse in honor of Cinco de mayo.