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Royals' Morales slides into highlights

The throw home beat him by a country mile. But Kendrys Morales showed off some impressive baserunning skills with a slide straight out of a dance routine, part of a 3-run Royals first inning. Follow live

Doug Glanville's winners and losers

Landing Yoenis Cespedes changed everything for the Mets: "I had them in the loser column ... and now I'm going to put them in the winner because they needed a bat." As for the other N.Y. team? "The Yankees I'm throwing on the loser column just from almost inaction."

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Tigers tally run before first out

Well, that didn't take long. Detroit racked up three straight hits to start its game against the Orioles, and Ian Kinsler scored Rajai Davis before the Tigers grounded into a double play for the first two outs of the night. Follow live

NL East showdown begins

The Nationals start a three-game series in New York tonight, looking to extend their three-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. New York stole the show at the trade deadline by getting OF Yoenis Cespedes.

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Johnny Cueto makes Royals debut

Cueto draws a tough assignment vs. a stacked Blue Jays lineup tonight. Kansas City traded for Cueto on Sunday, while Toronto made a deadline splash by adding SS Troy Tulowitzki and SP David Price. Follow live

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Mets need to win tonight with Matt Harvey on mound. Don't need to be four games back before Yoenis Cespedes arrives.

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Maddon says good chance Dan Haren will make his debut in Pitt, Prob Wed. Haven't announced a starter for this Sun yet.

Ben Revere @BenRevere9

Can't wait to play for the Toronto blue jays the rest of the season, it's gonna be a lot of fun. God Bless to all!

Ben Revere @BenRevere9

Just wanna take the time and say thank you to the Phillies organization for having me for the past couple of seasons. Had a blast playing

Clayton Kershaw scratched, Greinke in

Zack Greinke will start tonight vs. the Angels after Kershaw was scratched a second time this week with a sore right hip. Kershaw is now scheduled to pitch Saturday.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

Zack Greinke will start tonight's game. Clayton Kershaw, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will start tomorrow's game.

Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Kershaw was testing his sore hip in the bullpen. Now he's stretching on the field. How he feels determines if he'll go tonight, presumably

Pleased to meet you

Carlos Gomez, acquired by the Astros on Thursday, gets acquainted with his new teammates before tonight's game against the Diamondbacks. He will play center and bat second in his Houston debut.

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Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes

New York solves its left field issue by trading for the Cuban outfielder. Cespedes, a solid defender, has a .829 OPS this season, compared to Mets left fielders' .710 OPS (18th in MLB). The trade came minutes before the deadline.

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Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade

"Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled correctly, but the clever pun made up for it.

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MLB trade deadline winners and losers

With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield details who did best and worst. The Royals (added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist) emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers

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