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On this date in 1976, protesters tried to burn the American flag. Cubs outfielder Rick Monday didn't care for that.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pablo Sandoval has been placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to April 24) with a right knee sprain. Red Sox reinstating Josh Rutledge from DL.

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Hitting a baseball 460 feet isn't easy. Sport Science breaks down how Aaron Judge managed to pull it off.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Another scary Royals tidbit: They're hitting .199 as a team. Last team with an AVG under the Mendoza Line in April: The 2003 Tigers - lost 119!

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Royals have scored 2 runs or fewer 8 games in a row. Just so you know, the last AL team with a longer single-season streak was Mario Guerrero's '78 A's (9)

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The four longest home runs came off the bats of National League players.

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Top run differentials in MLB: 1. Yankees +30 2. Diamondbacks +23 3. Cubs +20 4. Astros, Rockies +14 6. Nationals +13

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Chris Taylor was running on his own when he thrown out stealing in the eighth inning with Corey Seager at the plate. Justin Turner called it a bad, bad baseball play when he was picked off second to end the game. The Dodgers lost to the Giants 2-1.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Just your typical game-ending pickoff at second base as Buster Posey nails Justin Turner, who was trying to get a good jump as Adrian Gonzalez swing through a 3-1 fastball from Mark Melancon. That was two baserunner kills in the final two innings for Posey, as the Giants win 2-1 and temporarily stop the panic.