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Cespy caps a franchise-best 12-run inning with a #PapaSlam.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

A tale of two defenses: In the the bottom of the fifth, the White Sox committed two errors that led to three Orioles runs. Then in the top of the sixth, with the bases loaded and one out, the O's - whose nine errors are 2nd fewest in the AL - turned an inning-ending double play when Adam Jones snagged a Melky Cabrera liner, then gunned down Jimmy Rollins trying to tag up to preserve Baltimore's 3-2 lead.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

And as I write that: Yoenis Cespedes clubs a grand slam, giving the Mets 12 runs in the inning -- their biggest in franchise history. Mike Broadway has nothing for the Giants in relief of Jake Peavy but he's going to have to take one for the team.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dear broker: How much for Michael Conforto stock? Because I'm buying. He just laced his second hit of the inning. All business up there. And he leads the majors in "hard-hit average." He's looking like a 2016 All-Star.

Stephania Bell @Stephania_ESPN

Worth noting, not every ortho surgeon tackles tough multi-ligament cases. Dan Cooper recently operated on Kyle Schwarber at Cubs request.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Peavy had a terrible spring but everyone chalked it up to the fact that he usually has a bad spring. But his struggles have continued: He's gone tonight after giving up six runs in the third without getting an out. For the season, opponents are hitting .382 against him.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Carlos Rodon was cruising along without a shutout before the O's scored three in the fifth, but it wasn't all Rodon's fault: There was a walk, an error by Brett Lawrie, an infield single and Jimmy Rollins threw away a double play ball when his cleat stuck in the dirt. All runs were earned but Rodon's defense let him down.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are off to a good start but just got swept by Phillies, scoring three runs in three games. Bryce Harper isn't getting much support outside of Daniel Murphy, with Anthony Rendon (who has no HRs and one RBI), Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth all sporting OBPs under .300. They're in St. Louis tonight, the start of a 10-game road trip that also includes the Royals and Cubs. We'll know a lot about them in 10 days.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez' second inning HR -- his 4th of the season and 691st of his career -- was also hit No. 3,082, moving him ahead of Cap Anson into 20th place on baseball's all-time list

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You think the back of her shirt just says “Baby”?

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers had a brief closed-door meeting to address the team's recent struggles, but the meeting seemed more energetic than negative. When the clubhouse reopened, there was more energy, and the team projected an optimistic air than a somber one.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that in the wake of Dee Gordon's positive test for performance-enhancing substances the team asked questions but found there is no avenue for protesting the results of a four-game series against the Marlins. Gordon, who had appealed a positive test, had a major impact in the Marlins' sweep at Dodger Stadium this week.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who spoke out on Twitter earlier today in the wake of Dee Gordon's 80-game suspension for PED's, said he believes there is a general consensus among players that there should be more frequent testing and harsher penalties. "We want a clean game," he said. Also feels if a player has tested positive, they should not be allowed on the field potentially impacting the outcome of games.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Cubs' run differential at +79 after 22 games. Only six teams had a run differential that high (or beyond) for the entire 2015 season.