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Astros answer new-look Angels in AL West tilt

Preston Tucker's solo homer in the sixth inning puts Lance McCullers and the Astros in the driver's seat in this battle for first in the AL West.

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Kershaw gets night off vs. Athletics

With hip soreness flaring up, Clayton Kershaw's start will wait until Friday. Reinforcements are reportedly on the way via trade, but can Los Angeles snap a 3-game losing streak? Follow live

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Tillman stymies Braves in 2-0 win

Chris Tillman fell an out short of the complete game but allowed just 4 hits to guide the Orioles to their 5th straight victory. J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop each hit their 7th home runs of the year for Baltimore's offense. Box score

Welcome to Toronto, Tulowitzki

In his second at-bat as a member of the Blue Jays, Troy Tulowitzki picked up his first hit with his new team, blasting a two-run home run in the bottom of the third against the Phillies.


Harper powers Nats past Marlins

Bryce Harper slammed a three-run homer and a solo shot to lift the visiting Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Marlins. Harper now leads the NL in HRs with 29 after his eighth career multi-homer game. Box score

Astros get on the board in the 5th

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena led off the bottom of the 5th with a double to deep left and would score on a Colby Rasmus sac fly, and Jose Altuve's RBI, infield single added a second run to go up 2-1 over the Angels. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Tulo debuts, Jays cruise

Troy Tulowitzki's first hit as a Blue Jay was a two-run homer, and he added two doubles to finish 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs. R.A. Dickey allowed two runs over 8 IP to improve to 5-10. Box score


Flores takes field with tears in his eyes

After a standing ovation from Mets fans in the 7th and going back into the dugout, Wilmer Flores emerged for the 8th red-eyed and clearly emotional. The 23-year-old has played his entire career with New York. Follow live


Mets fans give Flores a big ovation

Despite the reported trade to the Brewers, Wilmer Flores still remains in the game for New York. Fans in the stands seem aware of the impending trade, too, as they showered Flores with applause as he came to the plate in the bottom of the 7th. Follow live

Mets' problems are in the outfield

Lucas Duda is representing New York's infield well. But coming into tonight, the outfield has been bottom-10 across the board.

Duda goes deep again, but Pads dominate

Lucas Duda ended Tyson Ross' 100-inning homerless streak in the 2nd with the tallest HR of the season at Citi Field, and he's responsible for both Mets runs after a second solo HR in the 6th. But New York trails 7-2. Follow live

Chris Tillman rolling past Braves

The Orioles' starter has allowed just 3 singles through 7 innings of work and has a 2-run cushion thanks to solo homers from Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy. Tillman has given up 1 earned run over his past 3 starts (22 innings). Follow live


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People think Gomez is a bad guy. He's not. He just makes some poor decisions sometimes in the heat of competition.

Harper homers ... again

Bryce Harper wasn't done after his sixth-inning, three-run homer. The Nationals RF crushed a solo shot to right field in the eighth to record his eighth career multi-HR game and NL-leading 29th homer. The Nats lead 6-2. Follow live


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Multiple reports indicate Mets have traded Zack Wheeler/Wilmer Flores for Carlos Gomez Gomez WAR by Season 2013 8.5 2014 4.8 2015 1.5

Flores still in the field for the Mets

He's reportedly on the way to Milwaukee, but the New York SS just watched a single lined over his head as the Padres lead 7-1 in the top of the 6th. The deal can't be made official until physicals are completed for the players involved. Follow live

Mets get Carlos Gomez from Brewers

The Brewers OF is headed to New York in exchange for RHP Zack Wheeler and SS Wilmer Flores, according to multiple reports. Gomez is hitting .262 with 43 RBIs this season.

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Kershaw scratched with hip soreness

Mark Saxon on the Dodgers' worries as Clayton Kershaw's Wednesday start was postponed until Friday: "He has dealt with this before, and in a way, that's a good thing, because we've seen that he can pitch through this type of an injury."


Conor Gillaspie puts Angels up

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie smacked an RBI triple in the top of the second, scoring Erick Aybar, to give L.A. a 1-0 lead over the Astros -- a lead that still stands in the third.