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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

How do you send a ballpark into a wild frenzy on a Sunday afternoon? With a third straight walk-off home run. Will Smith was the latest Dodgers hero, blasting a pinch-hit three-run shot in the ninth to beat the Rockies -- following Alex Verdugo on Saturday and Matt Beaty on Friday. All three are rookies, making the Dodgers the first team with three straight walk-off home runs from rookies (in fact, they were already the first team with two).

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Contacted Sunday by ESPN's Outside the Lines, after a fan was hit in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium, Jana Brody said, "It's just too overwhelmingly sad to watch the games and the lack of swift action from MLB." Brody's mother, Linda Goldbloom, died last August at age 79 from a brain hemorrhage suffered when a foul into the loge behind home plate at Dodger Stadium struck her in the head. "Enough is enough," said Brody, "(protective) nets need to be high and wide ASAP."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Dodger Stadium, the site Sunday of the latest episode of a fan being hit in the head by a foul ball, is where two people suffered fatal injuries on balls that struck them in the head. Linda Goldbloom, 79, died last August, after a ball soared over netting behind home plate and hit her as she was in the loge section. Alan Fish, 14, was two rows from the field, down the first-base line, when a ball hit him in 1970. Both Fish and Goldbloom died four days after the accidents.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Albert Pujols has 14 career grand slams. The man broadcasting the game on ESPN, @AROD, is the all time leader with 25.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Trout leads off the ninth for the Angels; Pujols is fourth in line for the Angels, if somebody gets on base

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bad news for the Braves. Rookie starter Mike Soroka was hit by a pitch on his right arm in the top of the third, then lifted for a reliever to start the bottom half of the inning. The 21-year old righty entered Sunday with a 2.07 ERA that was second-lowest among MLB starters. The Braves said that Soroka's removal was precautionary.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Mariano Rivera apparently could do more than close. Check out this swing from the pitcher ... and its result.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees' manager still has it. Aaron Boone goes deep (first couple rows in left) during Sunday's Old-Timer's Day batting practice. He walked it off, too. Bounced right out of the cage, making sure his fellow old-timers witnessed the blast. Said he and hitting coach Marcus Thames did soft toss yesterday. Oh, and Thames later homered himself into the visitor's bullpen.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Albert Pujols coming up for his first plate appearance. Yadier Molina goes in front of the plate again, to wait for the ovation.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees' Old-Timer's Day lineup features almost all of the Bombers' big bats. Giancarlo Stanton is getting the day off: 3B LeMahieu RF Judge 1B Voit C Sánchez DH Encarnación SS Gregorius 2B Torres CF Hicks LF Gardner SP Happ