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On this day in 1998: Kerry Wood 🔥x20.

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Altuve makes good on home run promise

The Astros' Jose Altuve promised a young fan with terminal cancer he would hit a home run Thursday against the Mariners -- and he delivered.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Carlyle, who was released by the Mets during spring training, has been hired by the Braves as a coaching assistant. His responsibilities will include "managing instant replay protocol during all games" as well as scouting assistance.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon believes he loses little when he gives Addison Russell the day off in favor of Javier Baez who starts at short for the Cubs on Friday.

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Pedro Gomez MLB 

Wide receiver, or rather starting @cubs pitcher, Jason Hammel doing a pregame workout at Wrigley on Friday AM.

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Say hey, kid - it's your birthday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is back in the starting lineup for the Cubs on Friday as is Javier Baez who starts at SS. Heyward was nursing a sore wrist, Addison Russell gets a day off. Tommy La Stella is also in there after a 3-hit night on Thursday as the Cubs face Max Scherzer with John Lackey on the mound for the home team.

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Angels' Garrett Richards tore ligament in pitching elbow, expected to have Tommy John surgery. (via Yahoo! Sports)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Angels should give serious consideration in signing free agent Tim Lincecum in light of their most recent injury to Garrett Richards

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Garrett Richards has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow and is out for the year with Tommy John surgery necessary. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was first to report.

Russillo @ryenarussillo

Long Island woman w/ huge rock and J Crew cable knit sweater has so much anguish on her face as a Yankees fan. Poor thing.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Sadly, yesterday was the 14th straight Cinco de Mayo without anyone going 5 for 5. Last was Omar Vizquel in 2002. Yes I need to get out more

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Last night marked the 20th time in 24 seasons the #Rockies have scored 17+ runs in a game - but only the 2nd time away from Denver. (The other: 9/25/11 in Houston). Yes, this is a commentary on the benefits of mile-highness.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

It looks good for the Yankees and Red Sox to play tonight in the Bronx, according to AccuWeather. While a half-inch will fall today, the weather service predicts it should be manageable by first pitch a little after 7 p.m. The players may endure some drizzle, something they are becoming increasingly used to this season. It will be raw as temperatures will be in the 40s.