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Gary Sanchez continues red-hot start

The Yankees' rookie catcher hit his ninth homer in just his 19th game in the first inning of the team's 5-0 win over the Mariners.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jonathon Niese will undergo arthroscopic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Thursday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee. Dr. Struan Coleman will perform the procedure.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

At Nats Park, DC native Katie Ledecky hands her hardware to Bryce Harper, then throws out the first pitch.

Santana's gaffe lets two runs score

Carlos Santana can't seem to get a good read on Danny Valencia's second inning pop-up, leading to two runs in the A's 5-1 win over the Indians.


Zobrist kick-starts Cubs with two-run triple

Ben Zobrist's two-run triple got the Chicago Cubs started early against the San Diego Padres and they never looked back in a 6-3 win.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time today, the Mariners have shown rookie sensation Gary Sanchez the ultimate respect. In the ninth, Seattle chose to intentionally walk Sanchez to load the bases with no outs and the Yankees up four runs. In the seventh, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to put runners on first and second for Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single then. In the ninth, he struck out.

Another brawny day for Braun

Ryan Braun homered twice Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies in the Brewers' 7-1 win at Miller Park.


Gary Sanchez homers again

The Yankees rookie hit his ninth home run on Wednesday against the Mariners. That moves him up the list of homers hit by big league newcomers.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said his intention is to remain with the Mets for the full three years, but that has not been resolved and he'll leave it to his agents at the end of the season.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up 2 runs over 6 innings Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has gone 17 straight starts giving up 3 or fewer runs. That's the longest streak in baseball and tied for second longest since the beginning of last year. Only teammate Jake Arrieta had a longer stretch. (29 starts).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said he may have appeared gimpy during Tuesday's game because of a heel issue that comes and goes ever since his days in Cuba. His quadriceps is fine, he said.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Matheny discussed moving Matt Carpenter back to his customary leadoff spot, where he has produced far better numbers (.880 career OPS vs. .663 OPS) than as a No. 3 hitter:


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Niese is expected to have surgery for his left knee injury, according to Terry Collins. Niese landed on the disabled list. Robert Gsellman will start on Sunday against the Phillies.