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Best month ever? Kershaw looks to seal May for the ages

Clayton Kershaw is set to close out what could be one of the most dominating months in baseball history by a starting pitcher as he faces Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Sunday Night Baseball.

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Five reasons the Mets-Dodgers 'feud' is over

While fans packing Citi Field for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball undoubtedly will give Chase Utley an earful, it's extremely likely the episode is history.

Bogaerts extends hitting streak to 22 games (0:20)
On this date: Rickey Henderson sets stolen base record (1:02)
Harper slams batting helmet after flyout (0:13)
Jeffery's 'not-so-good' rendition of baseball classic (0:45)
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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.

Umpire leaves game after drilled in mask by foul ball (0:22)
Kurkjian: Syndergaard is going to keep getting better (0:51)
Kurkjian on Urias: 'This kid is going to be a star' (1:11)
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Tigers' Fulmer should stay put after gem

Michael Fulmer followed up an 11-strikeout effort by tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Friday's win over the Athletics, which should earn the rookie a rotation spot.

Bautista tries his hand at PA announcing during suspension (0:13)
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Uni Watch: MLB's sock evolution

Friday Flashback: How did we go from the beginning of baseball to an official sock provider? Uni Watch offers a selective timeline of baseball's hosiery history.

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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.

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SS in 1st women's pro baseball league dies

Lucille Richards, a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that was immortalized in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own," has died at 90.

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Top trade candidates and best team fits

Jim Bowden lays out his first full listing of the top trade candidates for the 2016 season, addressing such big names as Jose Bautista and Aroldis Chapman.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The slide rule is a gray area, but the main way to call it in my mind: Use common sense. So good decision there by the umpires. Corey Seager's was clean and not close to dirty, and the Mets had no chance of turning the double play. That's the way it should be called.

Story smacks 14th homer of the season

Trevor Story takes this Johnny Cueto pitch deep to right for his 14th home run of the season.


Kim's blast lifts O's over Indians

Orioles OF Hyun Soo Kim cranked a home run to deep right field to give Baltimore the lead over the Indians in the seventh inning. They tacked on one more run and won the game 6-4.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw worked his way around a leadoff double in the first inning. Mets probably still satisfied with making Kershaw throw 19 pitches in the opening frame.

Joey Bats destroys David Price's pitch

Jose Bautista takes this David Price pitch and launches it way out, with the foul pole the only thing keeping it from going into orbit.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Just started on Sunday Night Baseball, Bartolo of the Mets pitching against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. ESPN.

WATCH: Dodgers (26-24) at Mets (28-20)

Bartolo Colon takes the mound for the home team in the rubber match against Clayton Kershaw, who is looking to become the first pitcher with 4 shutouts in a month since Orel Hershiser did in 1988. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Wilmer Flores discusses his rehab process for a left hamstring strain as well as his expected platoon at first base with newly acquired James Loney. Flores, activated Sunday, is starting at third base on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball because of David Wright's neck injury.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Dodgers are 9-1 in games started by Clayton Kershaw, 17-23 in all other games. The early leader in the MVP race.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler upset about sixth-inning error that, along with Cameron Maybin miscue in CF, proved costly in Tigers' 4-2 win. Kinsler particularly disappointed about not getting the win for pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who "battled his butt off" and pitched well on Sunday: "To not come up with that play hurts a little bit."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Opp. against Kershaw after he gets ahead in count 0-1 this season:.113 average, 1 extra-base hit (Bumgarner HR) in 151 ABs, 2 walks, 65 Ks