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Top 3B prospect Gallo called up by Rangers

The Texas Rangers will get top prospect Joey Gallo some major league experience while third baseman Adrian Beltre is on the disabled list.

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Bowden: Previewing the next wave of call-ups

Jim Bowden looks at 11 prospects he thinks will be called up soon and could make an immediate impact at the big league level, including Carlos Correa.

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Timetable for Adrian Beltre's return from thumb injury (0:52)
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Impact of Galarraga's near-perfect game (0:58)
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18hDavid Schoenfield

Monday's power rankings

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom leads our nightly power rankings list.

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Manfred talks rule changes, youth groups (0:53)
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23hRon Shandler

Shandler: Who is delivering first-round value?

Some players drafted in the top 15 have lived up to their lofty pedigree through eight weeks, while others have been replaced. Ron Shandler examines what we should expect moving forward.

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Rangers' Joey Gallo to make MLB debut

Gallo, who became the first minor leaguer with back-to-back 40-HR seasons (2013-14) since Ron Kittle (White Sox) in 1981-82, will bat sixth and play third base tonight vs. the White Sox. Follow live

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Rizzo down the line for a 2 out double, drives in Fowler. 1-1 Top 3 Rizzo on-base twice off the lefty Hand already.

Milwaukee without Davis for 4-6 weeks

OF Khris Davis underwent surgery this morning on his right knee (meniscus). The expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks.

Pillar puts Toronto up early

Kevin Pillar squashed a Max Scherzer fastball deep to left, sending it on a one-way ride for his third HR of the season, and that's been all the scoring so far. The Blue Jays lead 1-0 through 2. Follow live

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Hendricks can't be happy with that pitch.2 strikes with pitcher on deck and runner on third and 2 outs. Hechavarria hits it to the wall.1-0

Utley beats the shift with his own shift

The Reds tried to take the bat out of Chase Utley's hands, and they were sort of successful. Utley calmly laid down a bunt and took first base with little Cincinnati's shifted infielders could do. It's a tactic you think you'd see more often. Follow live

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Heard more concern from hitters/staffers than I can ever recall about what they say is the inconsistency of the strike zone this year.

Rockies ready to do it again after win

Jorge De La Rosa threw 6 solid innings despite a cut on his middle finger that had delayed 2 previous starts, Michael McKenry homered and the Rockies beat the Dodgers 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.

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Reds already on the board

It took just 7 pitches for Cincinnati to put its first run across the plate. Joey Votto doubled to right, bringing home Brandon Phillips, and the Reds lead the Phillies 1-0 in the top of the 1st. Follow live