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Pedro Gomez MLB 

Suns arena the moment DeAndre Ayton was selected.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

File under UNLIKELY: Orioles outfielder Colby Rasmus, in his first at-bat after missing 10 weeks, went deep off Nats ace Max Scherzer. It's the first homer for Rasmus in over a year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

As if the Angels needed another pitching injury — Tyler Skaggs, who has allowed one earned run in 20 innings this month, has been scratched from his scheduled start with tightness in his right hamstring. John Lamb will start in his place.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout's 1,000th game will come as a DH. He has a strained right index finger, the Angels say, and he will he re-evaluated "in a few days" to see if he can play the field.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper is hitting leadoff for the first time in six weeks. Nats manager Davey Martinez says he made the switch to help his slumping slugger get back to taking his walks. Harper batted leadoff early May, drawing two walks. Since being moved out of the top spot, he has 45 strikeouts (most in NL) against 13 walks, and is hitting just .190.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees picked up their 50th win of the season Thursday, beating the Mariners, 4-3. The win earned the Yankees their seventh series sweep (they had 10 last year). Aaron Judge and Miguel Andújar were the heroes, hitting a pair of first-inning two-run homers that gave the Yankees all the scoring they needed.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

With Miguel Andújar's first-inning homer Thursday, the Yankees now have seven players each with 10 or more homers. Per Elias, it's the first time they've had that many players in double figures before July 1 since 2009. The Yankees won the World Series that year.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees today placed righty reliever A.J. Cole on the 10-day DL retroactive to Wednesday with a left neck strain. To take his place, the Yankees have returned Luis Cessa (oblique) from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the DL.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About 14 hours after Giancarlo Stanton walked them off to a win over the Mariners, here's the Yankees' lineup in the finale with Seattle. Clint Frazier starts it off: Frazier CF Judge RF Stanton LF Gregorius SS Torres 2B Andújar DH Bird 1B Romine C Walker 3B Severino SP