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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

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.

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
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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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Richards returns from serious injury
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Garrett Richards was one of the most feared young SPs in MLB last year -- that is, until his season ended in August with a ruptured patellar tendon. Richards makes his first start since the injury today vs. the Astros.

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Harvey on the mound for surging Mets
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The Mets have a chance to be the first team to 10 wins today against the Marlins, and they have just the guy to get them there. Matt Harvey (2-0, 2.25 ERA) makes his third start since Tommy John surgery forced him to miss last season.

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Mets pitcher debuts protective cap
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Last night, Alex Torres became the first MLB pitcher to wear a new MLB-approved padded hat in a game. Torres, who plans on wearing it all season, used a different version of the cap when he pitched with the Padres last season.

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Pedroia sits after tough day yesterday. Two K's, slow roller with two outs and RISP. With Holt hot, good day to give Pedroia a breather

Nationals finally get span back
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CF Denard Span (core injury) will make his much-anticipated return to the Washington lineup today against the Phillies. Span, who sat out the first 12 games of the season, hit .302 last year. Nats leadoff hitters are hitting .212 with a .273 OBP so far this season.

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