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Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

The Twins' Brian Dozier began play outside the top-10 second basemen on the Player Rater and contributed his sixth home run in the win at Baltimore, and first in 11 games. But how can anyone ever worry about Dozier after last year, when he smacked 37 home runs from June 1 on? That's not evidence he'll do so again, but I'm sure more likely to trade for him than to deal him away. Any homer can be the start of something big.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Giants 4-1 behind Jon Lester's complete game, the first of the season for the team -- and first since he shutout the Giants last Sept. Lester was aided by 3 home runs including a 460 ft shot by Kyle Schwarber in the first inning. Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward also homered but Lester was the story. He gave up 4 hits and struck out 10 batters including 2 in the final inning. He was fantastic in a game that lasted just 2:05.

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Cubs LF Kyle Schwarber has hit 28 home runs in his young major league career, regular season and postseason. His first-inning blast on Tuesday night off a 3-2 pitch by the Giants' Johnny Cueto traveled the farthest, clearing Wrigley Field's right-field bleachers.

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Patience was certainly a virtue for Mets LF Michael Conforto leading off the first inning at home on Tuesday night. He sent the 10th pitch from Padres RHP Jhoulys Chacin deep to right to tie his career high in home runs in only 40 games.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees lost to the Royals, 6-2. Kansas City couldn't solve Yankees rookie starter Jordan Montgomery, as they scored their only run on a Lorenzo Cain solo shot in Montgomery's 6 2/3 innings. But then against Yankee relievers Adam Warren, Jonathan Holder and Chasen Shreve, Kansas City was even more homer happy. Each of the Yankee relievers gave up a homers, as Jorge Bonifacio, Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas all went deep.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Ervin Santana throws a two-hit shutout at Camden Yards to lower his ERA to 1.80, the first pitcher with a complete-game shutout of the Orioles at Camden since Carl Pavano in 2010. Santana has now allowed two or fewer hits in five of his 10 starts and batters are hitting .134 against him.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After yet another opponent was caught stealing tonight Jon Lester will undoubtedly move up the ranks among qualified pitchers as only 6 of 14 base runners this season have been successful off him. Thanks to catcher Willson Contreras, that caught stealing pct (57 percent) ranked Lester seventh in the NL and that was before Eduardo Nunez of the Giants was thrown out in the 5th inning.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nats bats found their groove again in a 10-1 bludgeoning of the Mariners that featured four homers, including a pair by Anthony Rendon and back-to-back jacks by Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper. After scoring double-digit runs six times in April, this was the very time in May that Washington has gone for 10-plus.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

The most impressive part of Joe Ross' performance against the Mariners tonight: Against left-handers, he afforded just two hits and no walks while striking out four, generating seven swings and misses and getting seven ground balls in their 14 trips to the plate. Entering tonight, he had allowed .306/.374/.469 rates to lefties in his career. Ross has surely earned himself another start for the Nationals, and he should earn a spot on your fantasy roster for it as well.

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Twins starter Ervin Santana is the only pitcher in MLB with multiple shutouts this season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Jorge Bonifacio just hit an opposite two-run field homer off Adam Warren to make it 3-2 Royals in the 7th.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie Jordan Montgomery leaves to a nice hand after his best outing of his young career. Montgomery allowed just one run on two hits, striking out six and walking none in 6 2/3 innings. The Yankees are beating the Royals, 2-1 in the 7th. Aaron Judge is 0-for-2 with a walk.

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This is the 5th time this season and 30th time in their careers that Mike Trout and Bryce Harper homered on the same day.

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Austin Hedges made one of the best catches of a foul pop that you will see this year. Covered lots of ground, headlong dive.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Kyle Schwarber's first inning HR off of Johnny Cueto traveled 460 ft, the longest of his (regular season) career and the furthest off Cueto since tracking began in 2009. Meanwhile Jason Heyward's second inning blast was his fourth of the year. He didn't hit his fourth until June 11 last season.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

In the past calendar year, Charlie Blackmon ranks fourth in baseball in batting average (.329), ninth in home runs (38), eighth in RBIs (108) and first in runs (129) and hits (216). He also has 18 stolen bases during that time. Blackmon might not receive the fanfare that Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant and Manny Machado do in fantasy baseball, but he belongs right up there with each of them as a first-round, franchise player.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth just went back-to-back in the fourth to give the Nationals a 7-0 lead over the Mariners. Washington has also hit for the cycle in the inning.

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks has 8 HR in 33 games. He had 8 in 123 games last season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski, again to NESN, said "to pin (recent struggles) on John Farrell are just not fair. I think we're in a position where he's managed well, he's managed divisional champions. I think we're in a position, we have a good club. We just need to get in a better flow of things."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In pregame interview with NESN (he didn't talk to print reporters), Dave Dombrowski said he met with John Farrell and several baseball ops staffers "just to kind of go over our club and try to get it to fit together a little bit." Dombrowski said quarter-pole evaluation tougher than usual because of all injuries.

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Jhoulys Chacin has been charged with 7 R in 2/3 of an inning -- he's the 6th starting pitcher to allow at least 7 runs in an appearance of less than 1 inning against the Mets. The last was Dave Mlicki, 2002 Astros (Mlicki was a former Met). Chacin is the 2nd starting pitcher to allow at least 7 runs and 8 hits in less than an inning vs the Mets. The other instance was by Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning of the 1970 Phillies (also 7 runs, 8 hits).

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Angels CF Mike Trout sent the first pitch that he saw from Rays RHP Alex Cobb deep for his 183rd career home run. Trout's last nine homers have all carried at least 400 feet.