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Red Sox escape scare in ninth vs. Yankees

The Yankees had the bases loaded in the ninth, but Didi Gregorius' five-hit bid fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox as Jean Machi survived a 33-pitch save in Boston. David Ortiz put the Red Sox ahead for good with his 495th career HR. Box score


Braves lose sixth straight

Cole Gillespie's solo shot in the second was all the Marlins needed, but they made it a 4-0 win over the Braves in the series opener.


Tampa Bay Rays @RaysBaseball

Archer on KK's catch: "it was going to be out by 5 feet. It was the best I've seen, yes. I was glad to be the recipient of that catch."

Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout?

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier made a leaping grab at the wall, reminiscent of Angels CF Mike Trout's catch from the same area at Camden Yards in 2012.


Rays hand O's fifth straight loss

Chris Archer tossed six scoreless innings, CF Kevin Kiermaier made an incredible catch, and the Rays sent the Orioles to their 11th loss in 12 games with a 6-3 win.


Indians win sixth straight

Jerry Sands singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Indians beat the Blue Jays 4-2 in Toronto for their sixth straight win.


Ryan Goins all leather with this play

Jays 2B Ryan Goins got crafty under pressure to get the runner out with a scoop to first.


Zimmerman getting it done for Nationals

1B Ryan Zimmerman is 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs -- including his 13th HR of the season -- tonight as the Nats lead the Cardinals 5-3 in the seventh. The rest of the Nationals are 2-for-22 with 0 RBIs. Follow live

New York Mets @Mets

Collins believes the team was able to get 20 wins this month because of the energy that the acquisitions brought to the team.

Mets carry out victory over Phillies

The Mets grabbed their first 20-win calendar month in 15 years after beating the Phillies 3-2 at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon matched his season-high 9 K's tonight (the first was against the Orioles on May 5). Box score

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Cubs make a good little pickup in Austin Jackson, who has hit .314 since the All-Star break. He not only provides center field depth behind Dexter Fowler but could emerge as the starting right fielder with Jorge Soler now on the DL with an oblique strain. Considering Soler's .148 average against offspeed pitches, I'd give Jackson the shot in right, even though he's never played there in the majors.

Cubs score 4, chase RHP Michael Lorenzen

After going down 3-1 to Cincinnati in the top of the frame, Chicago scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to regain the lead at 5-3. Rookies Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant drove in all the runs. Follow live

Cardinals plate 3 in 4th to go ahead

RBI singles from Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Mark Reynolds put the Cards up 3-1 over the Nationals in the fourth. The Cards are looking to win their eighth game in nine tries. Follow live

Big Papi's homer the difference in Boston

David Ortiz smashed his 495th career HR over the Green Monster in the fourth to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead over the Yanks. However, he just got caught trying to take third on a wild pitch to end the sixth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Reds take lead over Cubs in 5th

After a Joey Votto intentional walk found the Reds with the bases loaded, Brandon Phillips hit a 2-run single to put the Reds up 3-1 over the Cubs in the fifth. Follow live

Indians back on top

An RBI double from Ryan Raburn tied the Blue Jays 2-2, and Jerry Sands singled to left to score Raburn and put the Tribe up 3-2. The two are in the top of the eighth. Follow live