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Yost, Eiland tossed in latest Royals-A's incident

Royals manager Ned Yost was ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Greg Gibson.

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Sport Science: Tripling Your Betts

Several individual plays were considered for Play of the Week, but instead the Sport Science team recognized a series of plays by Boston's Mookie Betts and called it our Performance of the Week.

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Strasburg baffles Phillies

Highlight: Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg bounced back after 2 poor outings to shut down Philadelphia in a 4-1 win today.

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Cespedes drives in 6 runs
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Highlight: Yoenis Cespedes contributed to a 9-1 Tigers win with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs. Detroit is now 10-2.

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A-Rod pacing Yankees
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Alex Rodriguez is showing no rust from his 211-game suspension. He contributed to the Yanks' 5-3 win today with a double, and a pair of walks and runs scored.

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Royals-Athletics again tussling

This beef started Friday on a hard slide by A's 3B Brett Lawrie. Benches cleared on Saturday, then again in the 8th today after the Royals threw at Lawrie. K.C. coaches Ned Yost, Dave Eiland and Don Wakamatsu, and OF Jarrod Dyson and RP Kelvin Herrera were ejected today.

Blue Jays drop Braves series

Toronto fell below .500 as Atlanta took today's game 5-2 and the series 2-1. Jonny Gomes was the thorn in the Jays' side, driving in 4 runs for the Braves. Box score

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d'Arnaud, Blevins suffer fractures

Catcher Travis d'Arnaud (.317 average) fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch and Mets RP Jerry Blevins (5 IP, 0.00 ERA) fractured his left forearm in the team's win today.

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Tigers, Mets first to 10 wins

Detroit and New York both won today and became the only teams with double-digit victories. The Tigers had more to smile about, as their victory did not come with injuries -- unlike the Mets'.

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Strasburg brilliant in Nationals win

Washington SP Stephen Strasburg (7.1 IP, 1 R) mowed down the Phillies in a 4-1 Nats victory. Strasburg had allowed 11 runs in his previous 2 starts.

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Mets win clouded by injuries
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Matt Harvey went 6 strong in the 7-6 win over the Marlins, but RP Jerry Blevins (left forearm) and C Travis d'Arnaud (right hand) went down with fractures. New York became the first NL team with 10 wins.

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Mercer takes pitch to ribs, exits
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Pirates SS Jordy Mercer left today's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning due to pain in his rib cage area after he was hit by a pitch from Matt Garza on a bunt attempt.

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Jerry Blevins fractures left forearm

The injury occurred today when Blevins, a lefty RP for the Mets, was hit with a line drive in a relief appearance. Blevins had not allowed a hit, walk or run in 5 IP this season.

Greene's earned run streak snapped
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Tigers SP Shane Greene went the first 22 2/3 innings of the season without giving up an earned run. Greene finally relented in the 6th inning of today's White Sox game, which Detroit leads 9-1. Follow live

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Rangers: Wilson has a 'shot' at MLB

Said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram: "Russell [Wilson] has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he'd have a shot if he committed to baseball. ... Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports."

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Tensions high in Kansas City again

The bad blood that defined the first two games of the A's-Royals series has not subsided. Royals coaches Ned Yost and Dave Eiland were ejected after OF Lorenzo Cain was hit in the 1st inning. Follow live

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Yasiel Puig out for Dodgers
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Puig was not in the lineup Friday, then he was in it Saturday. Well, he's back out again with hamstring soreness for today's series finale vs. the Rockies.

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Have some mercy, Yoenis!
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Saying that Yoenis Cespedes likes hitting against Chicago's Jose Quintana would be an understatement. Cespedes has 2 HRs and 6 RBIs today, improving his career numbers against Quintana to 6-for-8 with 4 HRs. The Tigers lead 7-0 in the 5th. Follow live

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That was the most runs in an inning by the Mets since July 2, 2013 vs. Arizona -- a seven-run seventh.

Mets hand Harvey huge cushion

Matt Harvey does not need much run support, but New York has given it to him anyway. Ruben Tejada highlighted a 7-run fourth with a bases-clearing double and the Mets lead 7-1. Follow live

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