MLB Scoreboard

Auto Update: On

Now

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Bryce Harper asked if he knows which way wind is blowing (it's out). Says he doesn't know and doesn't need wind.

Vegas connection

Today at 2:20 p.m. ET is the first “head-to-head” meeting between Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant.

Harper, Bryant share patience

Tim Kurkjian on the wunderkinds: "A lot of people see a lot of pitches and strike out in the end. These guys see a lot of pitches and either walk in the end or hit something really hard."

Play1:08

Brewers to have 'Star Wars Night'

Apparently the sausage race isn't enough entertainment for Miller Park. "Star Wars Night" will happen this Saturday when Milwaukee hosts the D-backs. However, the Brewers request you leave your lightsabers at home.

AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps

Rubin: Don't sweat Harvey's 'dead arm'

ESPN reporter Adam Rubin says fans shouldn't overreact to Mets manager Terry Collins's comments on Matt Harvey's recent struggles.

Play1:35

Reds -- for once -- not hitting SP 9th

Starter Jason Marquis will bat 8th today vs. the Rockies, marking the first time a Cincinnati SP did not hit 9th since 1933. (via Elias)

MLB: Orioles' Matusz suspended 8 games

Brian Matusz's ejection Saturday for pitching with a foreign substance on his arm will cost him 8 games. Matusz will appeal. Brewers RP Will Smith, ejected for the same offense Thursday, also received an 8-game suspension.

Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

Get Me to June

Through April, the Yankees were 13-9 and in first place in the AL East. In May, things have changed. They are 9-13 with an ERA close to 5.

Yankees desperate for a win

The Yankees have lost 6 straight and 10 of their last 11 games. It's the first time they've lost 10 (or more) times in an 11-game span since 1995. Nathan Eovaldi starts today as they host the Royals at 1:05 p.m. ET.

MLB power rankings: Royals pass Cards

Kansas City's victory in the I-70 series put the Royals atop ESPN's MLB Power Rankings. Meanwhile, the Marlins are being the Marlins. All 30

Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Struggling Danny duffy placed on DL

Duffy, with his 5.87 ERA, was placed on the 15-day DL today with left biceps tendinitis. The Royals recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan to replace Duffy, who had a 2.53 ERA in 25 starts in 2014.

Happy Harper-Bryant Day

Today is the first time that Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper will meet "head-to-head" in the majors -- as if you needed another reason to follow Nats at Cubs today (2:20 p.m. ET).

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

And now cue the Mets-are-cheap-because-they-don't-insure-contracts crowd -- when it's been industry-wide trend given $2M annual premiums.

DeShields won't lose time to Hamilton

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says a more crowded outfield situation won't cost Delino DeShields (.280 BA, 11 SB) playing time. Banister says that Josh Hamilton and Shin-Soo Choo will see more rest days in the meantime.

Pirates pitchers with unprecedented feat

Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole and A.J. Burnett each struck out 10+ hitters in the Pirates’ three-game sweep of the Mets this weekend. It's the only time in modern MLB history (since 1900) that a team’s starting pitchers won three straight in a series while recording double-digit strikeouts in each game.