Josh Donaldson's walk-off home run caps Blue Jays comeback victory Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Lost in the drama in Boston and Kansas City this weekend has been the excellent series that's playing out in Toronto. On Friday, the Braves topped the Blue Jays by one run despite being...
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Rays designate Grant Balfour for assignment HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Grant Balfour was designated for assignment following a disastrous Saturday night against the Yankees.
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Mets 5, Marlins 4: Mets, Hottest They’ve Been Since 2010, Extend Their Streak to 7 Wins

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — The Mets (9-3), led by seven shutout innings from Jacob deGrom, defeated the Marlins, 5-4, giving them a seven-game winning streak for the first time since June 2010.
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Joe Nathan throws off a mound for the first time since suffering an elbow injury HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Joe Nathan could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday.
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A fun story involving Terry Francona and his dad Tito HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — If you're in the mood for a laugh, you'll want to read this story involving Indians manager Terry Francona and his dad Tito.
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On This Day, Five Pitches and You’re Done

NY Times: Bats (JONATHAN ZELLER) — An independent league tried an author’s ideas on how to speed up a slow-moving game.
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Video: Watch Kris Bryant get his first major league hit and RBI HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Kris Bryant, one of baseball's top prospects, earned his first major league hit and RBI on Saturday afternoon against the Padres.
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Royal Retaliation: Yordano Ventura ejected after beaning Brett Lawrie Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. The hostilities that developed between the Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals on Friday night spilled over into Saturday's rematch.   After serving up a two-run home run to Oakland's Josh Reddick, which capped an A's five-run fourth-inning rally, Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura drilled Brett Lawrie with a 99 mph fastball in apparent...
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Yordano Ventura ejected for hitting Brett Lawrie with a pitch HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — More drama involving the Athletics and Royals.
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There’s some drama about Brett Lawrie apologizing to Alcides Escobar HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Did Brett Lawrie apologize to Alcides Escobar for his hard slide in Friday's game between the Athletics and Royals? We're not sure.
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Cubs fan catches foul ball in full beer cup, proceeds to chug beer Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Step aside, Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and all other professional baseball players in attendance at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon, for you are not the star we wish to honor. Instead, we'd like to turn everybody's attention to the fan seated second row in the upper deck along the third base line, as it was her ninth-inning catch of Yonder Alonso's foul ball that ended up stealing the...
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Ryan Braun is batting leadoff for the first time in his career HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Ryan Braun will lead off for the first time in his career in Saturday's game against the Pirates.
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Giants place Jake Peavy on the disabled list HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Jake Peavy is dealing with lower back issues.
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Royals closer Greg Holland headed to DL with pectoral strain Big League Stew (Israel Fehr) — The Kansas City Royals are going to have to make do without closer Greg Holland for at least a couple weeks. Holland was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a right pectoral strain, less than a day after pitching a scoreless ninth and picking up a save in Kansas City's 6-4 win over Oakland. Nothing from Holland's performance so far this season suggested he was hurt, he hasn't...
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Pete Rose joins FOX Sports as a baseball analyst Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — While new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred contemplates Pete Rose's request for reinstatement, baseball's all-time hit king is taking his own step closer to the game after being hired by FOX Sports as a TV analyst.  FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal reported the news on Thursday , noting that Rose will serve as a guest analyst for the MLB on FOX pregame show on FOX and FOX Sports 1. He'll also make...
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