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LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on…

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers resume series after scrap, Scherzer gets Mets on Sunday night, Jays feeling very blue, Nova faces Yanks in Pittsburgh

Tigers CF Jones hit in face by pitch, taken to…

Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones was taken to a hospital after getting hit in the face by a pitch

Dan Straily says he was feeling 'locked in…

Miami Marlins starter Dan Straily says he was feeling really locked in Saturday night in racking up a career-high 14 strikeouts against the Padres.

Hosmer: 'As an offense, we obviously haven't been…

Eric Hosmer on the Royals' offensive struggles: "The only thing we can do is continue to play, and you hope to get out of it."

Ichiro Becomes Oldest Player in Ten Years to Hit…

At 43 years, 179 days old, Ichiro Suzuki became the oldest player to homer since Julio Franco (48 years old) in 2007.

Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over…

A day later, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and manager John Farrell were still sore about Manny Machado's spikes-up slide

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Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win…

Willson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds

Yost on Royals' offense: 'It's been a bit of a…

Ned Yost on the Kansas City Royals' offense: "Cain's swinging the bat really well, but everybody else, it's been a bit of a struggle here of late, and it's just tough to put runs on the board when that's happening."

Dee Gordon on wild 11th: I was getting waved home…

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon describes what was going through his mind on the wild play in the top of the 11th that led to two runs.

Don Mattingly on wild finish: Things changed…

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down the wild finish to the team's extra-innings win over the San Diego Padres.

Giancarlo Stanton on blasting two more homers…

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sits down with Jessica Blaylock to discuss his two-homer night Saturday and how Martin Prado gets his vote for MVP of the game.

Rays look for another series victory in finale vs…

The Tampa Bay Rays have Matt Andriese on the mound Sunday afternoon as they finish up their series against the visiting Houston Astros.

Tommy Hunter on calf tightness: Felt like I got…

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Tommy Hunter gives an update on the calf tightness that forced him out of Saturday's game.

Kevin Cash liked how Rays stuck with it Saturday

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash breaks down Saturday's victory, saying it was nice to see how the team stuck with it and bounced back to beat the Astros.

Shane Peterson discusses doing a little bit of…

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Shane Peterson chats with Alex Corddry about his approach at the plate and his stellar catch in left in the first inning Saturday night.

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Peter Bourjos says Rays were grinding out at-bats…

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Peter Bourjos talks with Alex Corddry about the team's win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

Mike Yeo: 'I'm still shaking' after Blues' Game 5…

Mike Yeo: "For us to be able to bounce back after losing the lead ... that shows me a lot about the character inside our locker room."

Jorge Bonifacio talks about his close friendship…

The newest member of the Royals, Jorge Bonifacio, had an extremely close friendship with late pitcher Yordano Ventura.

Parayko says last year's playoff run has given…

Colton Parayko says the experience the Blues gained in the playoffs last year has given them an edge this time around.

Full Count: Managers in their final guaranteed…

Ken Rosenthal discusses Managers in their final guaranteed years, Yankees buyers at the trade deadline, McCuthen almost playing in D.C and the Khris Davis trade.

Price: 'They just beat us in a slugfest'

It was a tough day for the pitching staff, but Bryan Price did like what he saw from some of the Cincinnati Reds at the plate.

Reed happy to get opportunity in Reds rotation

Cody Reed has been pitching well out of the bullpen and today he gets the start for the Cincinnati Reds.

Karns after Royals' loss to Rangers: 'I felt like…

Nathan Karns after the Royals' loss to the Rangers: "I felt like every hit I gave up was a homer, and it pretty much almost was."

Yost on Karns: 'I didn't think he was extremely…

Though the Royals fell 6-2 to the Rangers on Friday, Ned Yost was actually pretty happy with his team's offensive performance against Cole Hamels: "I thought our at-bats were much better tonight than they were last night."

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Adam Wainwright on his two-run homer: 'I crushed…

Adam Wainwright was hoping to stay in for the sixth inning of Friday's win over the Brewers, "but I can't fault (Mike Matheny) for it. I've gotta stop throwing 100 pitches in five innings."

Matheny on Wong: 'He's doing a really good job…

Mike Matheny says that Dexter Fowler, who left Friday night's Cardinals win over the Brewers with a heel injury, is fine: "The heel was keeping him from being able to run like he needed to."

Adam Conley has complete confidence in David…

Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley says the team has complete confidence in David Phelps and discusses what it was like to be on the mound and pitch to a team other than the Mets this season.