New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected, Mark Teixeira is out of the lineup with neck spasms. Teixeira did not start Wednesday night and has received a cortisone shot to try to deal with the issue. Backup catcher Austin Romine is playing first with lefty J.A. Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup on Thursday afternoon. A-Rod has been on the DL since May 4th with a strained hamstring. The Yankees have gone 14-7 without Rodriguez. They were 8-16 with him to begin the season. A-Rod is batting fifth in the order against lefty J.A. Happ.

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Will Arnett critiques Carmelo Anthony's acting in TMNT (2:35)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

It's funny. Every time I mention Jake Arrieta's unbeaten streak, Mets fans remind me they beat him in Oct. Which is true. Irony alert: Jeurys Familia just broke the Mets record for most consecutive saves (32). Not counting the 3 he blew in the World Series, of course. These "active" streaks are getting confusing!

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Hair's the question

Mets pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard join SportsCenter to settle the debate of who has the better hair.

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deGrom calls Colon's HR 'one of the greatest things I've seen' (0:46)
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deGrom on Harvey: 'I think he'll get things back on track' (0:58)
Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara outpaced the competition by 20 feet on Wednesday. His solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago traveled 453 feet, the longest homer by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Top Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will make his major league debut Friday in a start at New York against the Mets. The 19-year old left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA in 8 outings (7 starts) at AAA Oklahoma City. Friday's scheduled starter Alex Wood was scratched with triceps soreness.

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Who wins the hair battle between deGrom and Syndergaard? (0:51)
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Making a case for Matz as baseball's best rookie (0:50)
Stats & Info

Future looks bright for the Mets

With Steven Matz continuing to dominate opponents this season, the Mets now have four young pitchers in their rotation that rank among the best in the franchise's history.

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Meet the Trenton Thunder bat dog, Derby (0:39)
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Golic calls Harvey 'selfish' for snubbing media (1:40)
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Yankees have many holes to plug (3:04)

1927 Yankees diary

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