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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hopeful he can swing a bat on Thursday. On Wednesday, Gardner took a fastball off his right elbow. Even with a pad on the elbow, Gardner needed an X-ray on the elbow. It was negative. Gardner sounded more optimistic that he could be in the lineup sooner that manager Joe Girardi seemed to think.

Stanton smashes 427-foot HR to center

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton crushed his ninth home run of the season to help Miami to a 4-3 win over Arizona.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner had an X-ray on his elbow. Although it was negative, Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't sure he will be able to use Gardner the next couple of days. Gardner was hit on the elbow by a fastball.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite tallying seven hits and four walks, the Orioles got shut out by the Yankees 7-0. The loss, in which Baltimore grounded into three inning-ending double plays and stranded eight runners, drops the Birds into a first-place tie with Boston.

You win some, you lose some

In Nick Ahmed's case, you snag the ball going up the middle, but you lose the sunflower seeds in your pocket.


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Jays walk off for second straight night

Russell Martin's RBI single in the ninth gave the Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Rangers. Justin Smoak was the hero Tuesday night.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' CC Sabathia's troubles with alcohol came fully to light on the last weekend of 2015 season here in Baltimore. So it might feel a little extra special for Sabathia that his best performance of the 2016 has occurred at Camden Yards. Sabthia pitched seven scoreless innings and left with a 7-0 lead in the eighth on Wednesday. Sabathia's ERA dropped from 5.06 to 3.81. He has begun looking more comfortable as he has reconciled with his reduced velocity and more reliance on his change-up.

Big Papi hits go-ahead homer for Red Sox

Red Sox DH David Ortiz took White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon deep to right field for a go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth. It's Ortiz's sixth home run of the season. (Live on ESPN)


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Blue Jays with the walk-off win over the Rangers for the second night in a row, Russell Martin's base hit to deep right field plating the winning run. Justin Smoak, last night's hero, drew a key walk off Tony Barnette. The Texas bullpen, a supposed strength, is now 3-9 with a 4.98 ERA.

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Blue Jays walk off again! Russell Martin hits a bases loaded single to give Toronto their 2nd consecutive walk-off victory.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

David Ortiz just missed going yard on Tuesday, so his no-doubter for 397 feet in the 4th didn't just avenge an out, it gives the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.

Yankees put A-Rod on 15-day DL

Alex Rodriguez was placed on the DL with a strained right hamstring he suffered while running to first base Tuesday. He's hitting .194 with five HRs and 12 RBIs this season.

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Katie Strang 

Catcher James McCann on Tigers being shut out by Corey Kluber: "We had two opportunities to score and he shut us down." Asked about Indians beating up on Tigers this season, McCann responded: "They've obviously had our number the first five games. We'll see how the next 13 go."

Katie Strang 

Asked about Justin Upton's second-inning baserunning gaffe and the team's struggles as a whole in that area this season, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus responded: "This game is played by humans, not by robots." Ausmus said that third-base coach Dave Clark talked to Upton after the play. "Humans make mistakes and that was a mistake."

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

On a cold night, Travis Shaw getting hit by a 93 MPH Carlos Rodon fastball on an unprotected right arm does more than sting, it's cause for concern for a Red Sox roster down to two bench players with Hanley Ramirez scratched for "flu-like symptoms."

Katie Strang 

One key moment from tonight's 4-0 shutout loss to the Cleveland Indians was a fourth-inning baserunning miscue by Tigers OF Justin Upton, who failed to go home from third with James McCann grounding into double play. Upton admitted his mistake after the game and said it cost the club a run. "I just got caught being too can't be too cautious in that situation."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

CC Sabathia has pitched excellent tonight. With the last place Yankees trying to break their six-game losing streak, Sabathia has thrown six scoreless innings as the Yankees lead 3-0 in the seventh against the Orioles.