Rick Porcello pulled after two innings
Toronto hung 7 runs on Porcello, who was replaced by Robbie Ross Jr. The Blue Jays scored as many runs in 2 innings off Porcello as they did in the past four games combined. But Boston's fortunes didn't improve with Ross -- Justin Smoak welcomed him with his 2nd HR of the game to make it 8-0. Follow live
Gordon Edes @GordonEdes
Cha-Ching, Mets fans: It's Bonilla Day!
The 52-year-old Bobby Bonilla will collect $1,193,248.20 from the Mets, like he will every July 1 until 2035. The Mets will be paying Bonilla, who last played in 2001, more this season than Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom combined.
Is Yankees' $400M paying off?
After the 2013 season, the Yanks spent $438M on four players, but "'money doesn't always equate to performance,' [Yankees GM Brian] Cashman acknowledged. 'In fact, most of the time it will never equate.'" Earning their keep?
OTD: Andy Hawkins tosses no-no, loses
On July 1, 1990, the Yankees RHP gave up 0 hits to the White Sox -- and lost 4-0. An error, 2 walks and 2 more errors led to 4 Chicago runs in the 8th. Said Hawkins: "You dream of one, but you never think it's going to be a loss."
It's a great day to be Bobby Bonilla
July 1 is the day Bobby Bo gets his nearly $1.2M deferred salary payment, which is more than 17 current Mets. Said ESPN's Eric Wedge: "It's a great security blanket for him. And, obviously, it's paid off in grand fashion."
Reports: Jerry Dipoto 'definitely out'
A source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick the Angels GM is "definitely out," but the Angels have yet to confirm. Another source confirmed it this morning, saying: "[Mike] Scioscia definitely won that power struggle.''
Olney: MLB second-half stakes
Red Sox manager John Farrell has been protected by the team's GM for a first-half poor showing. But if the Sox continue to fade? Farrell could be more vulnerable as a potential symbol of change, writes Buster Olney. 10 under fire (Insider)
Olney: Cubs need a starting pitcher
"Theo Epstein ... has been checking with other teams about available pitchers, and right now there are not many. And on top of that, they're kind of in a weird place in terms of going after some of the available options."
Chris Sale -- the new strikeout king?
Sale's had 8 straight starts with at least 10 strikeouts. Pedro Martinez was the only player since 1900 to accomplish that before Sale.
Olney: MLB players with most at stake
As we hit the midway point of the season, which players have the most riding on the 2nd half? Buster Olney thinks Johnny Cueto is the most notable as he teeters between the top tier and 2nd tier of pitchers. Others (Insider)
BBTN's Tuesday Web Gem
Does Francisco Lindor's pressure-packed throw to first -- his pitcher had a perfecto going -- top George Springer's diving catch in center field?
Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
Bonilla's $29.8 million buyout that he will receive from the Mets thru 2035 was part of a contract that he played a total of 60 GAMES for.