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Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Mariners, who beat KC 1-0 last night on just one hit (a Seth Smith homer) are up 4-0 after two first inning hits -- another Smith solo shot and a three-run blast by Kyle Seager.

Kipnis steals the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis takes a pregame joyride on the Phillie Phanatic's ATV. The Phanatic reacts playfully when his ride is returned.


Walk-off at the Trop

Curt Casali's RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Rays a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.


John Buccigross @Buccigross

Most HR in Age-40 Season 1987 Darrell Evans 34 2013 Raul Ibanez 29 1960 Ted Williams 29 David Ortiz hit his 5th tonight vs NYY

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Jacob deGrom discusses Saturday's outing. He allowed three runs -- none earned -- on two hits and four walks in six innings. DeGrom lamented the walks as well as not picking up teammate Wilmer Flores after a throwing error at third base in the third inning.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Michael Conforto discusses why he has been immune to the pressure of batting third at his age as well as his two-run double on Saturday that helped fuel a 6-5 win. Conforto also contributed a solo homer.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Yasiel Puig, who is just 7-for-51 (.137) over his last 14 games, was not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres. Enrique Hernandez was in right field for the first time this season. "I texted (Puig) last night and just said I thought he needed a day just to clear his mind," manager Dave Roberts said.

Catcher fooled by pitch, batter not

Twins catcher John Ryan Murphy appeared to be expecting a different pitch from starter Tyler Duffy. Justin Upton wasn't fooled at all, though.


Katie Strang 

There was never any doubt in Justin Upton's mind that ball was gone. Tigers OF absolutely crushed a three-run shot to the second deck in left field in the first inning in what seems to be another good sign for the Tigers that his bat is coming around. What's been clicking for him over the past three games? Upton said he's seeing the ball longer than he was before, letting it get to the zone and making the decisions from there. "That always helps," he said.

Katie Strang 

Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who boasts a 5-0 record and a 0.55 ERA in the month of April, was outstanding again today, though the Tigers have more or less come to expect that by now: "We have yet to be disappointed when he has taken the mound," manager Brad Ausmus said. Zimmermann has shown a real sense of confidence in his slider, even when he makes a mistake with it, as he did on the Byung Ho Park HR, and that has served him well. The 29-year-old WI native is relishing this stretch to start the 2016 season with his new team: "It's been a fun run and I'm pitching probably as best I've pitched ever in my career."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will scramble their starting rotation a bit next week. Scott Kazmir and Alex Wood will pitch at Tampa. Kenta Maeda was moved to next weekend's series at Toronto to face the right-handed heavy Jays lineup. The Dodgers are taking advantage of two off days next week to find matchups they prefer.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees got some "tough love" from manager Joe Girardi after Friday night's 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. According to a source, Girardi addressed his team in a voice loud enough to be heard outside the steel door of the Fenway Park visitors clubhouse. Girardi's agitation with his team, which has lost 3 in a row, 7 of their last 10 and sits in last place in the AL East with an 8-13 record, was confirmed by a player and a coach, neither of whom would speak on the record. Asked for specifics, one of the clubhouse sources shrugged and said, "We've been losing." Girardi refused to confirm he had spoken angrily to his team but when asked if he uses the tough love approach said, "I've given them plenty of that."

Katie Strang 

You know you're having a good start to the season when this sort of dominance feels almost commonplace. That's what's happening for Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann right now. Improved to 5-0 with another brilliant outing today. ERA an incredible 0.55. Wow