Astros host Royals in AL clash
This is the latest in a season that Kansas City (44-28) and Houston (44-34) have been among the top 2 in win percentage in their respective leagues since Sept. 22, 1980 (Elias). The teams open a 3-game series tonight. Follow live
Hamilton stealing the show
Billy Hamilton drew a walk, then stole second and third base, and came around to score on Ivan De Jesús's RBI single in the the second inning. The Reds lead the Twins 4-1. Follow live
Bogaerts drives in two off Dickey
Xander Bogaerts hit a bases-loaded, 2-run double off R.A. Dickey in he third inning to put the Red Sox ahead 2-0 in Toronto. It's Bogaerts' 16th double, giving him 33 RBIs this season. Follow live
Wash, rinse, repeat for the Indians
Cleveland had a near carbon copy in the 2nd inning with Yan Gomes' leadoff double and Jason Kipnis bringing him home with a 2-out RBI single. The Tribe lead the Rays 2-0 in the second. Follow live
Royals fans 'just playing by the rules'
Although, Tim Kurkjian says one projected Kansas City All-Star Game starter doesn't deserve it: "There will be outrage if Omar Infante starts at second base in the American League ahead of Jason Kipnis or Jose Altuve."
Hamilton expects to return Tuesday
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a hamstring injury. He has played just 7 games this season.
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Phillies take early lead on error, balk
Philadelphia will take runs any way it can. In this case, it scored twice in the first on a throwing error from Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and a balk on starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live
Rangers run themselves out of 1st inning
Texas had two baserunners in the first against the Orioles, but both were wiped out on the bases, as Rougned Odor was picked off first, and Shin-Soo Choo was caught stealing. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Mike Leake a strong fantasy option
Eric Karabell on the Reds' pitcher: "I’m not saying he’s an ace, but on Monday he kind of is one of the aces of the day against a Twins team that’s struggling to score runs."
Heart of Red Sox order could have big night
David Ortiz has 3 HRs in 25 at-bats against R.A. Dickey, and Pablo Sandoval with Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli each hitting .318 versus the knuckleballer. They'll hit 4-5-6 for Boston tonight. Lineup notes
Stanton has surgery, out 4-6 weeks
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton officially had surgery Sunday on his fractured left wrist that he suffered Friday. The team said he would miss 4-6 weeks. Stanton currently leads the majors with 27 HRs and 67 RBIs.
Jones back in lineup for O's tonight
Adam Jones has played just once since June 20, but he's hitting third tonight as Baltimore hosts the Rangers. The O's haven't really missed a beat without him, as they've won seven of their last eight games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Healthy Pujols a productive Pujols
Baseball Tonight analyst Eric Wedge says a major reason for Albert Pujols' surge is that he's been able to produce more torque from the lower half of his body.