New York Teams

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Melo willing to accept buyout to go to Cavs (1:19)
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Money complicating Knicks' GM hunt (0:46)
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SVP's take on Phil's ouster in New York (1:10)
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Phil Jackson's tumultuous Knicks tenure (2:14)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are expected to extend a qualifying offer to Ron Baker to make him a restricted free agent, according to league sources. This will allow New York to match any offer sheet that Baker signs in free agency. Baker is expected to draw interest on the market so New York may have to use some of its cap space to retain the second-year guard. Coaches were impressed by Baker's energy and ability to defend, among other things, during his rookie season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Gary Sanchez said they were on the same page as far as Sanchez' trouble blocking pitches and his failure to run hard to first base. Girardi said he was not lecturing Sanchez, telling him in the dugout that he shouldn't get down over his three hard outs and advising the catcher on how to block balls better. Girardi also said that Sanchez was told not to run hard to first to protect a tweaked groin. At one point, Girardi told Sanchez to smile.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Reading between Joe Girardi's comments, it sounds like there is a chance another top prospect, OF Dustin Fowler, could be called up, while Tyler Austin could be headed to the DL. Austin will go for an MRI on his hamstring on Thursday.

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Judging by the numbers

With two games remaining in the month, Aaron Judge is second only to Mark McGwire in 1987 for home runs hit by a rookie through the end of June. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees beat the White Sox, 12-3, in a long and eventful game. Making his debut, rookie Miguel Andujar had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs. He is the first Yankee ever to have three hits and four RBIs in their first game. Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the 6th and appeared to give a couple of glances to fans in right, who had heckled him all game. Meanwhile, Gary Sanchez was lectured on the bench by manager Joe Girardi apparently for not blocking balls with enough vigor. Sanchez then loafed to first during his next at-bat, a groundout. Sanchez would later fail to catch a foul popup as he and Chase Headley didn't see eye-to-eye.

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Judge's MLB-leading 27th HR gets out in a hurry (0:21)
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Renteria ejected for third time in six games (0:27)
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Curtis Granderson stepping it up on the road

The Mets' 36-year-old has seen a jump in his numbers when playing away from Citi Field this season. Eight of his 12 home runs have come on the road, and his slugging percentage is up by nearly 23 points.

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Wade's first MLB hit drives in a run (0:26)
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Andujar drives in two with first MLB hit (0:32)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka is through for the night. He has another good line, but luck was a bit on his side. He went 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 5. With the Yankees up, 8-2, over the White Sox, he is due pick up the win.

1927 Yankees diary

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