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4:40 PM ET, July 4, 2015


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Adam Rubin / ESPN:
Sandy Alderson: ‘Grossly unfair’ to put all blame on Terry Collins  —  12h - MLB DAVID WRIGHT TRAVIS D'ARNAUD DANIEL MURPHY JACOB DEGROM NEW YORK METS + more  —  Clayton Kershaw strikes out seven over seven innings, but Kevin Plawecki's sacrifice fly in the ninth lifts the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
Discussion: Fox Sports and MLB Trade Rumors
Associated Press:
Mets Begin Road Trip With 2-1 Win Over Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES — Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, rookie Noah Snydergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms, and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday night.
Discussion: True Blue LA and Amazin' Avenue
Syndergaard, Plawecki lead Mets past Dodgers in Los Angeles
Discussion: True Blue LA and Amazin' Avenue
Associated Press:
Strasburg Injured in Nats' 9-3 Win Over SF  —  WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.
Associated Press:
Robinson's Homer Lifts Nats Past Giants 2-1
Discussion: Federal Baseball and Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Gyorko's 9th-Inning RBI Gives Padres 2-1 Win Over Cardinals  —  ST. LOUIS — Jedd Gyorko homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball, DRaysBay and Yahoo Sports
Andrew Marchand / ESPN:
Alex Rodriguez gets baseball from his 3,000th hit after all  —  13h - MLB ALEX RODRIGUEZ NEW YORK YANKEES + more  —  Fan Zack Hample presents Alex Rodriguez with the ball from Rodriguez's 3,000th hit at a news conference Friday.  The Yankees will make a $150,000 donation to Pitch In For Baseball.
Associated Press:
Cabrera Likely to Go on DL After Tigers Top Jays 8-6  —  DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers.  —  Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning when he got hurt while breaking for second base on an attempted hit-and-run.
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Associated Press:
McCann, Teixeira Hit 3-Run Homers, Yanks Beat Rays in 12  —  NEW YORK — After getting a big double play to end the top of the 12th inning and keep their deficit to two runs, the New York Yankees sensed they still had a chance.  —  And why not?  They already rallied late once against their AL East rivals on Friday night.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and DRaysBay
Associated Press:
Danks, Abreu Lead White Sox Over Orioles 1-0  —  CHICAGO — John Danks pitched seven scoreless innings and Jose Abreu hit a home run, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 on Friday night.  —  The White Sox have won seven of their last 11 games after losing a season-high eight straight.
Associated Press:
Bourn Has 3 RBIs to Lead Indians to 5-2 Win Over Pirates  —  PITTSBURGH — Michael Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday night in a game that stretched past midnight.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Designate Neftali Feliz, Activate Matt Harrison  —  The Rangers have designated righty Neftali Feliz for assignment, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports on Twitter.  His roster spot will go to starter Matt Harrison, who will return to the big leagues after a long layoff for serious back surgery.
Discussion: HardballTalk and MLB Daily Dish
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Ben Zobrist is the mystery hitter Mets would ‘overpay’ to get  —  Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup.  When he said that, he had one player in mind — Ben Zobrist, The Post has learned.  —  Alderson had expressed his interest …
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