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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: The tarp was placed on the field at Petco Park after Thursday's series opener between the Mets and Padres. The forecast for Friday is for thunderstorms throughout the day, with the rain potentially affecting the game in the evening. There have only been three rainouts since Petco Park opened in 2004. The last came on May 14, 2014.


Altuve celebrates long HR with Skittles

Jose Altuve needed a snack after crushing a solo shot onto the train tracks at Minute Maid Park.


Chris Sale more confident than ever

Sale credits the White Sox defense for his confidence.


Jay robs base hit with great sliding grab

The Padres' Jon Jay covered a ton of ground to take away a hit at the warning track.


Ackley climbs wall, starts double play

With the game tied in the ninth, Dustin Ackley made a leaping grab at the wall and caught a runner off first to force extra innings.


Encarnacion drives in six runs for Jays

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run double and a three-run homer in the Blue Jays' 12-2 victory over the Rangers.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist drove in 4 runs on Thursday helping the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Nationals as he moved into second place on team in RBI.


Cubs win showdown with Nats

In the showdown of two first-place teams, Ben Zobrist drove in four runs and the Cubs beat the Nationals 5-2.


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UPDATE: Colin Rea's no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 7th by single from Yoenis C├ęspedes. Padres still seek 1st franchise no-hitter.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Dexter Fowler explains why he got kicked out of Thursday's game against Nationals after striking out looking for the second time. He didn't like the strike zone of ump Vic Carapazza who tossed him.


Get this cotton candy man a mitt

A vendor selling cotton candy at the Astros game made a nice little snag in the stands.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Robinson Cano continues to crush, especially with runners on base. He lines a three-run double off the base of Tal's Hill to give the Mariners a 6-3 lead in the ninth. That's 30 RBIs in 28 games.