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Words and actions go hand-in-hand

Take Seth Lugo, for example. "I think it helps having a little bit of pressure," Lugo said. "It's a little easier when there's something on the line." That explains his success in the majors after posting a 6.50 ERA in Triple-A. What we learned Tuesday

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Longoria could impact AL wild-card race

The Rays' next 24 games are against their division rivals, and Evan Longoria has raked against the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays this season (the O's have had his number). Facing Tampa Bay won't be easy when he's in the lineup. What we learned Tuesday

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson is not optimistic about a trade materializing at Wednesday's deadline, but he continues to look for a reliever. Alderson said the recent production from the Mets' young pitching has lessened the urgency to make an acquisition.

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Lundqvist: 'We took a step back last season'

Rangers GK Henrik Lundqvist chats with Risto Pakarinen about his preparation for the upcoming season in New York, his excitement for the World Cup of Hockey, the coaching style of Team Sweden, avenging tough losses and more.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson indicated that Steven Matz will get another medical opinion on Wednesday, but there are no plans to shut him down for the season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Neil Walker has a herniated disk that is causing limited weakness in a foot -- similar to in 2012 with the Pirates. The initial medical opinion suggested he can play through the issue, but a second opinion is being sought to ease Walker's mind. Sandy Alderson said any report of Walker's issue being career-threatening would be inaccurate, and the Mets believe he could be back in the lineup shortly.

Stephen A would consider Geno Smith to Vikings (1:50)
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Bench can't contain Curtis Granderson

Against the Marlins on Tuesday, Granderson became the third player in Mets history to hit two home runs in a game that he didn't start, ESPN Stats & Info notes. Hawk Taylor and Scott Hairston are the others.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

Career homer No. 100 for Manny Machado was an absolute blast, registering at 444 feet. Curtis Granderson and C.J. Cron also hit deep blasts in multi-homer efforts, while Adrian Beltre and Michael Saunders round out the list.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive tackle Will Beatty signed his 1-year deal this morning. He's open to playing anywhere on line. The last time he played right tackle was 2009.

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Fognini calls US Open 'worst' Slam after penalty

Docked a point at the US Open for removing a line judge's sunglasses during a match he wound up winning, Fabio Fognini called the tournament "the worst" of the Grand Slams.

Yankees beat Royals in 10 (1:00)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees win a four-hours-plus nail-biter, 5-4, on an infield hit by Jacoby Ellsbury in the 10th inning. Chasen Shreve with the save, getting a strikeout and a fly out with the bases loaded

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.