The Walk Off: White Sox bullpen implodes again in loss to Royals Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   The relentless Kansas City Royals of the past few years appear to be back. You know, the team that constantly strung out lengthy rallies that served to rip the...
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Dodgers 4, Mets 2: Mets Survive Clayton Kershaw but Fall to Dodgers in Ninth

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — Jeurys Familia gave up two runs in the top of the ninth after the Mets had come back to erase a 2-0 deficit against Kershaw, and the Mets lost the rubber match of a three-game series.
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Jennie Finch wins managerial debut with independent league team Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — For the first time ever, a woman has won a game as a professional baseball manager. Former Olympic Softball pitcher Jennie Finch accomplished the feat Sunday while acting as the guest manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish.  [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] The Bluefish, an independent league team that plays in the Atlantic League, defeated the Southern Maryland Blue...
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Mets’ Wilmer Flores, Back From D.L., Plays Third for David Wright

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — Flores, who has also played shortstop and second base in the past, is expected to see additional duty at first base, splitting time with the newly acquired James Loney.
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The Yankees haven't won a game like this in over a century Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — With one swing of the bat, the New York Yankees game completely turned. Things looked bleak early, as Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi had no hit the club through six innings. In the seventh, one swing of the bat was all it took to turn the tides. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] That swing came courtesy of Starlin Castro. With a man on first, Castro belted a...
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Yankees 2, Rays 1: Starlin Castro Breaks Up No-Hitter, Lifting Yankees With Homer

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — Castro’s two-run shot off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning proved all the offense the Yankees needed to defeat the Rays.
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A-Rod's young daughter reveals 'craziest' thing her dad has done Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Alex Rodriguez's eight-year-old daughter Ella completed an assignment at school for Parent's Day, and in the process may have revealed some her father's biggest secrets. Well, that's assuming her information is accurate. We have reason to question said accuracy after listing his age as 43. But what do we really know? She's been to more of his birthdays than we have.   [Related: Alex...
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Mariners baserunning gaffes lead to absurd game-ending double play Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — If you're a fan of the Minnesota Twins, then you're conditioned to expect the worst this season. That's how far the expectations have fallen with the team off to a highly disappointing 13-34 start entering play on Saturday. We're sure that overwhelming sense of dread crept into their minds on Saturday night too when the Seattle Mariners threatened to rally in the ninth inning at Safeco Field....
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Fantasy baseball daily notes for May 30 - MLB matchups

ESPN: MLB A day full of baseball with no aces? Todd Zola guides you through the pitching and hitting rankings for a busy holiday on the diamond.
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Young fan gives Max Scherzer adorable advice on hitting homers Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer has not only developed into one of MLB's most dominant pitchers, he's also a pretty decent hitter. That seems to be the trend these days among the National League's top hurlers. It's well documented that pitchers like Madison Bumgarner, Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw are all capable of supporting themselves with important hits, and even the...
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Hitting streaks don't tell the whole story in fantasy baseball - points leagues MLB

$ESPN: MLB Insider Hitting streaks help provide narratives during the long MLB season, but AJ Mass recommends digging a bit deeper when valuing fantasy players in his weekly points league column.
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Should the White Sox make some changes? Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — To say the Chicago White Sox have been in a tailspin lately would be putting it kindly. After surprisingly keeping pace with the crosstown Cubs in April by posting a 17-8 record, they've since faltered in May, dropping 15 of 25 games. The six-game lead they built in the AL Central is completely gone now, and they've lost two straight this weekend to the Kansas City Royals that they should...
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The Walk Off: Yu Darvish is back and appears to be in fine form Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.   The Texas Rangers rotation got a big boost on Saturday with the return of All-Star Yu Darvish. Making his first start since Aug. 9, 2014, Darvish looked like...
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Bluest of Baseball’s Blue Bloods, the Yankees, Bow Slightly to Fashion

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — The team that has resisted the whims of designers that have swept up others across the sports landscape will wear matte-finish batting helmets for the rest of the season, but only on the road.
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Chase Utley authors perfect responses to Mets 99-mph message Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — If Noah Syndergaard thought he was going to rattle Chase Utley on Saturday, he and the New York Mets had another thing coming. Two things, in fact. As in a solo home run and a grand slam that helped fuel a Dodgers 9-1 victory . [Related:  Noah Syndergaard ejected after throwing pitch behind Chase Utley ] Like he did in last year's World Series , Syndergaard attempted to send a...
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