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LEADING OFF: Indians' Miller out, Cubs' Bryant…

LEADING OFF: Indians reliever Miller out with hamstring injury, Cub star Bryant could return, Rays reliever Venters back in majors

Former substitute teacher bests Kershaw, Marlins…

Trevor Richards outpitched Clayton Kershaw just months removed from working as a substitute elementary school teacher, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of a wild outing from the Dodgers' ace to beat Los Angeles 8-6

Chris Archer looks to lift Rays to 2-game sweep…

The Tampa Bay Rays have Chris Archer on the mound Thursday night as they face the Orioles and try to run their win streak to six straight.

Tyronn Lue relives final moments of Cavs' Game-5…

Lue describes LeBron's block and buzzer-beater.

Didi goes deep again, Austin powers Yankees past Twins 7-4

Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs to his major league-leading total, sending the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in a hazy fog for their fifth consecutive victory

Altherr goes deep to back Arrieta, Phils beat…

Aaron Altherr hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Jake Arrieta outpitched Zack Greinke and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3

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Acuna singles, scores in MLB debut, Braves beat…

Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4

Don Mattingly talks about the Marlins' first…

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down the big win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

J.T. Realmuto talks about his hitting hot streak

Miami Marlins catcher talks about his hitting hot streak in Los Angeles.

Osuna HR, Pirates beat Tigers 8-3 for doubleheader split

Jose Osuna, called up from the minor to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run homer to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-3 victory and a split with the Detroit Tigers

At 20, Acuna joins Braves as youngest player in…

The Atlanta Braves have called up 20-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. He's the youngest player in the major leagues

LEADING OFF: Acuna called up, Beltre strain, Cobb…

LEADING OFF: Acuna called up, Beltre strain, Cobb sees ex-Tampa Bay teammates, Kershaw off to 1-3 start, more rainouts

AJ Pierzynski: Angels taking two games in Houston…

AJ Pierzynski joins Dontrelle Willis and Kevin Burkhardt to discuss the Angels winning two out of three games in Houston.

Jonny Venters on returning to MLB: 'It was an…

Tampa Bay Rays left hander Jonny Venters reacts to being back on a major league mound after a 5-year absence.

Ozuna breaks out of slump, Cardinals roll past Mets

Marcell Ozuna hit a tiebreaking two-run single and Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 9-1

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Schwarber hits 2 HRs as Cubs beat Indians in…

Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago's four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series

A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth's 60th home run…

As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927

Kevin Cash breaks down Wednesday's win over the…

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash breaks down Wednesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Joey Wendle discusses his big night at the plate

Tampa Bay Rays 2nd baseman Joey Wendle reacts to the win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Chacin helps Brewers top Royals 6-2 for eighth straight win

Jhoulys Chacin efficiently mowed through the Kansas City lineup, Milwaukee manufactured four runs in the fourth inning and the Brewers went on to beat the Royals 6-2 for their eighth consecutive victory

LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces champs; Cubs-Indians…

LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces defending champs; Cubs-Indians in 2016 Series rematch; Porcello, Berrios try to keep it rolling on mound

Buehler! Top prospect shines in Dodgers' 2-1 win…

Cody Bellinger drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, prized prospect Walker Buehler tossed five scoreless innings in his first major league start and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 2-1

Jake Faria on his start against the Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays starter Jake Faria reacts to his outing against the Baltimore Orioles.

Dontrelle Willis breaks down why he thinks…

Dontrelle Willis joins AJ Pierzynski and Kevin Burkhardt to discuss whether or not Arizona has been the best team in the National League so far.

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Rays rough up former teammate Cobb in 8-4 win over Orioles

Joey Wendle had three hits and two RBIs, Adeiny Hechavarria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat former teammate Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 8-4

White Sox RHP Farquhar 'progressing well' after…

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar 'progressing well' after surgery to address aneurysm

APNewsBreak: Only Red Sox, Nats on track to pay…

APNewsBreak: Boston and Washington are the only teams on track to pay baseball's luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball