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OTD: Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king

On April 27, 1983, Nolan Ryan passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list with 3,509 strikeouts -- and Ryan was still 10 years from retirement. He would end his career with 5,714 K's, still good for most in MLB history.

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A-Rod needs one more to tie Mays

Next up for the Yankees is the Rays, and Alex Rodriguez doesn't have too many at-bats against their projected starters. But he did homer off tonight's hurler Nathan Karns earlier this season, and he has 49 long balls against the Rays in his career.


BBTN's Power Rankings

BBTN's Karl Ravech's and Aaron Boone's top 5 teams are all the same, they're just in different places on the list. Which two AL teams and three NL teams are sticking out the most so far this season?


Wade Miley: 'I know I'm better than this'

The Red Sox LHP gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in just 2 1/3 innings yesterday in Baltimore, and the BoSox lost 18-7. Said Miley: "I didn't give us a chance at all. And it's so hard for an offense to keep going when a starter goes out in the third inning and gives up seven runs."


ICYMI: Watch this Alex Gordon catch

The Royals outfielder had a close encounter with White Sox fans in the 6th inning of Chicago's 5-3 win. We're not sure how he held on to this one.


Joe Maddon keeping faith in young talent

Addison Russell has 12 strikeouts in 22 at-bats, but the Cubs manager isn't fazed: "I think once Addison really gets his feet on the ground, heads up. ... The young players, they're a little more advanced than most."

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Frank Catalanotto turns 41 today. ... Brian Giles is 55. ... Eric Hillman is 49. ... Orber Moreno is 38.

What HR No. 660 would mean to A-Rod

"Well, it's going to mean a lot. I don't like to talk about it because I haven't done it. But I know that Willie Mays was my father's favorite player. [Mays] was one of my heroes."


A-Rod, Yankees win Subway Series

The Yanks won 2 of 3 against the MLB-best Mets (14-5), who committed four costly errors to drop their 2nd game in the past 14. Alex Rodriguez moved one homer away from tying Willie Mays after hitting his 659th career HR in the 6-4 win.