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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 (8 ET on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

Bogaerts extends hitting streak to 22 games (0:20)
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Cueto has been a San Francisco treat

The red-hot Giants are in first place in the NL West, and Johnny Cueto deserves a lot of the credit. Here's how his 7-1 record and 2.38 ERA this season rank among the game's best pitchers.

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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.

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How to bet Sunday night's Dodgers-Mets game

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets.

On this date: Rickey Henderson sets stolen base record (1:02)
Darvish K's 7 in Rangers return (0:20)
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.


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Oakland A's take the series with a 4-2 win against the Tigers today. Pelfrey falls to 0-5, though the club's sixth-inning demise definitely not all on his shoulders. Ian Kinsler error and Cameron Maybin miscue on Butler's ball to CF supremely costly as well.

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.


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Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey's day ends with bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning. Pelfrey, encountering some difficulty in the third time through the A's order, gave up two hits and two walks, but second baseman Ian Kinsler's untimely error also extended the inning, allowed A's to score. 2-1

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Two straight 1-2-3 innings for pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who is still looking for his first win as a Detroit Tiger. Pelfrey has retired last seven batters straight. Now through five scoreless innings. A much smoother outing so far compared to what we've seen in previous starts.


Half-time at Yankee Stadium, where New York City FC lead Orlando City SC 1-0 thanks to a 42nd-minute opener from Frederic Brillant.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins expects that newly acquired first baseman James Loney will be activated Tuesday, when the Mets face their next right-handed starting pitcher (Mat Latos). Loney was acquired from the Padres on Saturday for cash.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

How did Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson watch his brother Klay's 40-point, 11 3-pointer performance for the Warriors on Saturday? It wasn't easy. The Dodgers were on the bus back to their NYC hotel so Thompson kept track via score apps on his phone before reliever Adam Liberatore found a live feed of the game.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores is active and in the lineup on Sunday night. Terry Collins said he has not yet told the demoted player about his fate, so the Mets are temporarily withholding that information.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Wright is not available on Sunday and it sounds like Monday because of his neck issue. He remains active though. Wright took an oral anti-inflammatory medication for his neck issue. That medication needs 48 hours to take effect and Wright must be idle during that time, according to Terry Collins.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard may be used out of the bullpen for an inning on Tuesday. He will make his next start on turn Friday in Miami.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after getting hit in his pitching hand by a line drive, the Dodgers' Kenta Maeda said the pain subsided faster than he thought it would. Maeda is headed out for a light throwing session and is confident he will be just fine to make his next scheduled start.