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Mets make their move

Rookie Michael Conforto ripped his first big-league blast in Miami to help overpower the Marlins as the Mets took sole possession of first place in the NL East.

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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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Mets fans deserve standing ovation

It was largely the passion of Mets fans -- their declared frustration, their anger -- that drove their team's front office to make changes in Queens.

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What's gone wrong with the Angels? (2:23)
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Waiver trade deadline candidates (2:31)
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Harper grumpy after falling out of first

Nationals phenom Bryce Harper did not appear in much of a mood to discuss the standings after the Mets took over sole possession of first place in the NL East, saying, "I don't give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody."

Chipper Jones @RealCJ10

One team I would not wanna play the rest of the season.......the New York Mets!! They got some fellas that can flat out....BRING IT!!!

Inciarte fires rocket to second for out

Diamondbacks RF Ender Inciarte caught Yunel Escobar like a deer in headlights between first and second base and got him out with a barehanded grab and throw. Escobar didn't stand a chance.

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Rougned Odor hustles and shovels

The Rangers 2B fielded and scooped a ground ball with his glove for the out on an A-plus play. Who needs a second hand these days, anyway?

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Adrian Beltre stars in Rangers' win

The third baseman needed just five innings to hit for the cycle, the third of his career, as the Rangers rolled to a 12-9 win over the Astros.

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What do Pirates fans do in rain delays?

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style." And after two rain delays, the Pirates-Cubs game was postponed with the later date not yet determined.

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Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.

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Angels' 3-run sixth inning seals win

Conor Gillaspie hit a 2-run HR in the 6th, and Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with an RBI in L.A.'s come-from-behind, 5-4 win over the Indians to end their six-game losing streak. Box score

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