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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins discusses his plan for Jose Reyes -- which includes leading off and some center field.


Red Sox big rally on the road ends trend

The Red Sox rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to complete an 8–7 comeback victory over the Rangers. According to Elias, Boston, which trailed 6–0 at the end of the third inning, had lost its last 120 road games in which it trailed by six or more runs. The Red Sox' last comeback win of that kind on the road was on June 7, 2003.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto reacts to his demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas.


Springer rocked the record books

According to Elias, George Springer became the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to hit a Grand Slam and a triple in the 1st inning of a game as the Astros defeated the Royals 13-4.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes for assignment, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Numbers that don't make sense: Marlins are 39-35 and in the playoff race -- and 5-12 vs. the Braves, Phillies and Twins.

Gausman dazzles Rays with 7 Ks

Orioles SP Kevin Gausman got his first win of the season as the Rays dropped their 9th straight.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says he prefers Brandon Nimmo in left field and Yoenis Cespedes in center as opposed to alternate alignment. Nimmo will start Sunday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have called up infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Pitcher Nick Tepesch has been designated for assignment after making a lone start with the club Friday night at Pittsburgh.

Castro's game-winner doesn't leave infield

Twins SS Eduardo Escobar couldn't handle Starlin Castro's line drive which helped push the Yankees above .500 for the season.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Since May 2010, Clayton Kershaw is 74–1 when the Dodgers score four or more runs in one of his starts.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets GM Sandy Alderson on José Reyes rejoining the team after his suspension under MLB's domestic abuse policy: "I did meet with José personally. We talked for about an hour; the domestic abuse issue was the focal point of that conversation. I came away feeling that he had taken responsibility for this mistake on his part. That he was remorseful. He has paid a penalty for this, both financially and in terms of his career. He is committed to ongoing counseling and support of organizations working against domestic abuse. In addition to this personal meeting we had a lot of internal conversations. Jeff Wilpon was directly involved in this every step of the way. We are aware of the possible controversy this would generate. At the same time, José was a member of the Mets organization for 12 years. He was signed at 16-years-of-age and was a solid citizen during all that time. Not just as an organization, but as a place where José grew up, almost as a surrogate family, we felt he deserved a second chance, and that second chance was most appropriate with us, a place where he spent a lot of his formative years."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Sandy Alderson explaining Michael Conforto demotion: "I think in talking with the coaching staff and the manager, we just felt that, look, this is counterproductive and what we need to do is get him to Las Vegas, get his swing back, and then hopefully get him back here within a relatively short period of time."

White Sox triple up

Brett Lawrie, Dioner Navarro and J.B. Shuck hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning. The only other team to do that this season was the Giants on Opening Day. Chicago still trails the Blue Jays. Follow live

Tim Kurkjian: The Indians are for real

Cleveland's seven-game winning streak has been buoyed by an invigorated offense.