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Young starters dueling in Pittsburgh

The Pirates' Gerrit Cole has the upperhand thus far as his team leads the Mets and rookie Noah Syndergaard 2-1 in the 3rd. Gregory Polanco and Chris Stewart drove in Pittsburgh's runs. Follow live

Harper's incredible month continues

Bryce Harper has been hotter than hot lately. Since May 6, he has 11 home runs, 11 walks and just 5 strikeouts. He is also just the 6th Nationals/Expos player to hit 11 HRs in a single month.

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Ichiro moves past The Bambino

Ichiro Suzuki moved past Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list with his 2nd-inning single vs. the Orioles tonight. Suzuki's 2,874 hits put him alone in 42nd place. Next up? Mel Ott (2,876). Follow live

Harper homers again

Another game, another Bryce Harper HR. He took Sean O'Sullivan deep to left in the bottom of the 2nd for his 16th of the season, tied with Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead. It's his 11th HR since May 6. Follow live

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Porcello works around a Matt Joyce double for a scoreless 2nd. He's got 2Ks on 20 pitches through 2. X, Nap, and Holt due for #RedSox.

Speedy Gordon gives Marlins lead

Dee Gordon singled to lead off the bottom of the 1st, and stole 2nd and 3rd against Ubaldo Jimenez. Gordon then scored on Giancarlo Stanton's single to left, putting Miami ahead of the Orioloes 1-0 early. Follow live

Encarnacion starts things with a bash

The last time Felix Hernandez faced the Blue Jays, he allowed 8 runs in 4 2/3 innings. Chalk up 1 more already in the first, as Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo HR with 2 outs. Hernandez got out of the inning shortly thereafter, but the Blue Jays lead 1-0. Follow live

Strong start for Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard has looked good so far in his 3rd career start. The young Mets righty struck out the side in the bottom of 1st against the Pirates on 14 pitches. The Mets and Pirates are scoreless in the 2nd. Follow live

Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Garrett Richards' last outing at Fenway Park cut his season and Cy Young bid short. Fully recovered and again looking like one of the AL's best arms, Richards is pitching at Boston for the first time since tearing his left patellar tendon Aug. 20. Follow live

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Astros at Tigers, 7:08 p.m. ET

Houston leads its division this late in a season for the first time since May 22, 2004. The Astros are 3-11 at Comerica, but Houston P Collin McHugh (5-1, 4.09 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.39 ERA in his last eight road starts. Follow live

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Phillies at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

With Bryce Harper and the NL's best offense leading the charge, the Nationals look for their pitching staff to follow suit Friday night, opening a 3-game set with the Phillies. Max Scherzer gets the start for Washington. Follow live

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Max Scherzer is worth spending for tonight against the Phillies. Here’s more of Cynthia Frelund’s daily fantasy advice.

Hernandez originally against 'King' moniker

Said Felix Hernandez: "I wasn't doing anything worthy of being called the King." But after a Cy Young, five All-Star appearances and 131 career wins, Hernandez embraces the moniker. "Now," he says, "I don't mind if they call me King." A solid foundation

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King Felix eyes 7th win in 8 games

Felix Hernandez takes on the Blue Jays tonight, and though he revels in the King's Court at SafeCo, he feels at home on the road too: "Every time. I think to myself, 'You see all those people with their eyes on you? Now go do your job. Make it happen.'" Setting the tone

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Matt Holliday is all about that base

The Cardinals LF tries to make it 39 straight games reaching base to open the season vs. the Royals tonight. His current streak is the second-longest to start a season since 2000, trailing only Albert Pujols, who reached in his first 42 games for the Cardinals in 2008.

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Yankees SP Tanaka nearing return

If Masahiro Tanaka's Wednesday rehab start goes well, he could join the team as soon as the first week of June when New York plays Seattle. Tanaka (3.22 ERA in 4 starts) went on the DL on April 29 with a forearm strain.

Mag: The pitcher strikes back

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, MLB teams used to score runs. No more. Pitchers have risen to take over the game. And here's how

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