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Can't pitch, can't win

Why are the Twins and A's in last place? The two worst team ERAs in the AL might have something to do with it. Minnesota's Ervin Santana (1-3, 4.17) faces Oakland's Kendall Graveman (1-6, 5.36) on Memorial Day. (Live on ESPN/WatchESPN: Twins at A's)

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Matt's more like it!

So much for Matt Harvey's struggles. The Dark Knight tossed seven scoreless, two-hit innings at the White Sox on Memorial Day as the Mets shut out Chicago 1-0. With his best start this season, Harvey got the win -- and won back the Citi Field faithful.

The Dark Knight returns to form (0:26)
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MLB Power Rankings: Cubs cruising, but here come the Bucs

The Chicago Cubs are again our unanimous No. 1, but the rival Pittsburgh Pirates took a huge leap forward -- seven spots -- in our Week 8 poll. The Cubs' lead is still comfortable ... for now.

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MLB mock draft 2.0: Who is No. 1?

The MLB draft is less than two weeks away. Is Florida lefty A.J. Puk still expected to be No. 1? How high will Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel go? There's plenty of movement in the first round of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have a lot of indecision.

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Peripheral numbers offer optimism for Harvey

Tony Blengino, who scouted Matt Harvey when the Mets righty was just 15, takes a deep dive into his 2016 scouting data and peripheral numbers and has one conclusion: (almost) nothing to see here.

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Keith Law's 2016 MLB mock draft 2.0

There's plenty of movement in the first round (and beyond) of Keith Law's mock draft, as teams still have plenty of indecision about their picks.


Mallex Smith's triple plates three

The Braves LF hit a bases-clearing triple off Jeff Samardzija to give his team a 3-1 lead over the Giants in the second inning. Atlanta won the game 5-3.


The Dark Knight returns to form

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey struck out six while allowing only two hits and no runs in seven innings of work. New York beat the White Sox 1-0.


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Mets win a 1-0 Matt Harvey start for the first time since 2013 as they defeat the White Sox. Harvey: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 6 K

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Alex Rodriguez is out of the lineup against Blue Jays righty Marco Estrada. Carlos Beltran is starting at DH, while Aaron Hicks is in right. A-Rod is 1-for-16 since he returned from the DL. The one hit was a homer. He is hitting .170 in 88 at-bats this season. A-Rod started his first four games back after recovering from a hamstring injury.

OTD: Ruth tears the cover off the ball

On this date in 1927, during batting practice for the Yankees doubleheader vs. the Philadelphia A's, Babe Ruth smacked the cover off the ball, leaving it in tattered stitches. Follow the 1927 Yankees all season long in real time. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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MLB Week 8 Power Rankings

The Cubs were once again the unanimous choice for the top spot, but after that, opinions varied on which team deserved to be No. 2. Who is it?

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

White Sox like a marathoner who went out fast and hit a wall at Mile 10. Makes sense that GM Rick Hahn has been looking for roster upgrades.

Walker gets Mets on board with solo shot

Neil Walker broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run off White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. New York leads 1-0 heading into the 8th on ESPN.


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Infield defense has been a major shortcoming for the St. Louis Cardinals this season. Rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz pulled Matt Adams off the bag with a bad throw in the third inning against Milwaukee. It was the Cardinals' major-league high 45th error and Diaz's 12th, also the most in the majors. It forced Carlos Martinez to face Jonathan Lucroy with two runners on. He was able to pitch around it by striking Lucroy out with a curveball, but it cost him seven extra-high stress pitches.

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Neil Walker's HR was the first time José Quintana has given up a HR on his fastball this season.

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Dexter Fowler has a sore right heel so he's getting the day off, per Joe Maddon. Nothing serious.

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Mets dugout erupted when Harvey got out of that inning; he went into the dugout shouting, descended into a parade of high-fives. Still 0-0.