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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The return of Jhonny Peralta from the disabled list is at least several days away, which will put off a difficult series of lineup and roster decisions for the Cardinals. Many people think Aledmys Diaz will move to third base when Peralta gets back and Matt Carpenter will move to the right side of the infield. But Kolten Wong is playing well and first baseman Matt Adams has been the Cardinals' hottest hitter. Adams belted his fifth home run in his last 19 games Wednesday and is batting .373 with 18 RBIs in that span.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Steven Matz discusses tossing eight scoreless innings in the Mets' 2-0 win against the Nats on Wednesday. Matz completed his outing by coaxing a groundout from pinch-hitter Bryce Harper after falling behind in the count, 2-0.


Celebrate like it's 1999

If this was a TD dance, this young fan would get flagged for excessive celebration. But it's not, it's the SEC baseball tournament, and he just caught a foul ball. So celebrate properly, young man.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say the Phillies have set up a private pre-draft workout Thursday with Delvin Perez, 17-yr-old shortstop from Puerto Rico. They have many names still in play for the first overall pick. One source says they're "struggling" with this huge decision.

Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez is expected to rejoin the Yankees tomorrow after a rehab game in Trenton today. A-Rod has been on the DL with a hamstring injury.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is out tonight with a neck injury, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. No word yet on how long he may be out. He is going to meet with the team doctor later today. Girardi described himself as "concerned." Dustin Ackley is starting at first.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

It had been 384 days since Jake Arrieta had a Game Score as low or lower than his 40 today.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With Bryce Harper getting the day off, the Nats lost their rubber match against the Mets, 2-0. The two division rivals have now split six games this season, with each team winning a series on the road. Washington now leads New York by a half-game in the NL East.

Regular-season records don’t guarantee rings

The Warriors wouldn't be the first team to win the regular season but miss out on a title.


MLB ? @mlb

🚨 491 feet 🚨 Nomar Mazara smashes the longest home run of 2016, per Statcast.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The struggling Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup tonight. Dustin Ackley is starting at first. No word yet if it is anything more than just a day off.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta has given up four earned runs for the first time since June 16 of last year, a span of 30 reg season starts. Cubs were up 6-1, now 6-4 over the Cardinals in the 4th.