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53mJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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31mJayson Stark

Average time of game shrinks again in May

The average time of a nine-inning game has been two minutes faster in May than in April, and now has shrunk by 10 minutes per game compared to last season.

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30mAJ Mass

Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

AJ Mass updates the Top 250 rankings and explains how two-month splits can be used to determine the future value of players, using Dallas Keuchel as an example.

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11hDavid Schoenfield

Tuesday's power rankings

Josh Donaldson became the first player to score five runs in a game in 2015 -- while hitting his sixth career walk-off.

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Harper, Bryant squaring off again (6:52)
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1dTommy Rancel

Updated top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015

Tigers prospect Buck Farmer jumps to the top of Tommy Rancel's fantasy baseball prospects rankings, while Giants prospect Adam Duvall also makes his debut.

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Rangers' Colby Lewis rocked again

Lewis allowed 10 runs (9 ER) in 2 2/3 innings this afternoon against the Indians. In the last 2 years, there have been 3 times a pitcher allowed 10+ runs in less than 3 innings -- and Lewis has 2 of them.

Mike Trout: I'll never skip All-Star Game

The Angels star said if he was selected, he would always attend: "You play baseball to win a championship, but there are things that come along with that. For me, it's a special honor."

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Indians roughing up Rangers

Cleveland has surged out to a 10-0 lead over Texas, thanks to an 8-run third inning. The outburst was capped by a 3-run homer from Carlos Santana. Follow live

Early fireworks in Cincinnati

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the first and Charlie Blackmon had a two-run blast in the second for the Rockies. Todd Frazier has a solo shot for the Reds. Colorado leads 5-1 in the middle of the second. Follow live

Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney

Olney believes it's fiction that the Astros will make the playoffs, unless they upgrade their rotation. Clayton Kershaw winning another NL Cy Young though?

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Jason Kipnis: Shaved heads a 'team thing'

Indians players and coaches shaved their heads in support of Mike Aviles' 4-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with leukemia. "It means a lot for me," said Aviles, who returned May 18 after a week and a half on the family emergency list. "It's kind of cool when you have your whole team on your side."

St. John's Basketball @stjohnsbball

"Good morning and welcome to Yankee Stadium!" Coach Mullin will throw out today's first pitch before the Yankees square off with the Royals #SJUBB

Olney: A-Rod should manage Marlins

Buster Olney: "[Marlins owner Jeffrey] Loria likes splashy solutions, like hiring the loud and profane Ozzie Guillen, like hiring a former Yankee in Girardi. There could be no option that would draw more attention than the hiring of Alex Rodriguez." A good fit (Insider)

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Asked if Harvey was most difficult to convince about merits of 6-man rotation, Dan Warthen said: "Even the sixth man was tough to convince."

Detroit Tigers @tigers

LHP Kyle Ryan will be recalled from Triple A Toledo prior to today's game. Today's starter will remain TBA.

Braves just what Kershaw needed

In his past 3 starts against them, Clayton Kershaw has struck out 29 batters without walking anyone and has an ERA of just 1.17. He's gone at least 7 innings and struck out at least 9 in all 3 of those starts.

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Avisail Garcia nursing sore right knee

The White Sox OF will likely miss the rest of the series against Toronto with the injury. Manager Robin Ventura hopes Garcia can stay off the DL: "As of right now, we're going to see if we can get him off the turf and give him a few days of not doing anything here and see how he looks when we got to Baltimore."

Dodgers trade Uribe to Braves

Juan Uribe was told he'd been traded to the Braves on Tuesday night. Upon hearing the news, Adrian Gonzalez told reporters, "I’m not going to be able to charge room service to his room anymore.” Pending MLB approval

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BBTN's Tuesday Web Gem

Another day, another player trying to dethrone Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands. Can Will Venable's catch, which robbed Mike Trout of a HR, unseat the 26-time Reigning Web Gems winner?

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