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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Update from Danny Knobler as Gary Sanchez goes yard again: Now Gary Sanchez doesn't need to share his history with anyone else. The Yankees catcher homered again Saturday, and became the first major-league player ever with 11 home runs in the first 23 games of his career. Trevor Story (earlier this season) and George Scott (in 1966) each had 10. Sanchez's latest home run came in the fourth inning, on a 94 mph fastball from Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. It was the first of his 11 homers to come on a fastball harder than 91 mph, and it brought on the first curtain call of his Yankee career. The Yankee Stadium fans, who chanted his full name after his home run Friday night, called out just his first name Saturday, eventually bringing him to the top step of the dugout. Sanchez also threw out another runner trying to steal, his sixth in nine attempts.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke will have surgery on his injured wrist Thursday, effectively ending his 2016 season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will face live hitters Tuesday in a simulated game setting as he tries to return from a lower back injury that has kept him out since June 26.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Trayce Thompson still unsure if he will return to the Dodgers this season but remains optimistic. Said he feels good but a bone scan Monday or Tuesday will reveal how the two stress fractures in his back have healed.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler on-site at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees are pushing left-hander CC Sabathia up to pitch Sunday against the Orioles, and shifting right-hander Michael Pineda back to Monday's game in Kansas City. The Orioles have hit 41 points better against right-handers than lefties (.271-.230), while the Royals have hit 18 points better against lefties (.276-.258).

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ICYMI: Aly Raisman threw the first pitch at Fenway, but first had David Ortiz hold her Olympic medals. WATCH:

Raisman has Ortiz hold her medals

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park, but before she did so she needed someone to hold onto the three medals she won in Rio. Here, take these, David Ortiz.


Bartolo Colon does it all for Mets

Not only did Bartolo Colon pick up his 12th win of the season, he also recorded the second multi-hit game of his career -- and scored both times he got on base.


Nats fan introduces belly of distraction

Well, here's one way to try to throw opposing pitchers off.