Brewers’ bats come alive to down Phillies

For the Brewers Monday, the sixth inning was just a better version of the first five. After recording at least one hit in each of the first five innings, the Brewers kept swinging in the sixth, starting off the inning with six straight hits, scoring three runs and seizing the lead. Milwaukee never looked back from that point, defeating the Phillies, 7-4.

Aggressive Granderson earning his contract

Mets fans can be forgiven for constantly asking when their team is going to go out and get a hitter, because the offense -- currently 26th in baseball in run scoring at 3.58 per game -- has clearly not done its part to support the consistently excellent pitching, which is 6th at 3.73 runs allowed per game.

Keuchel, Hinch make case for Altuve

George Springer stopped the media surrounding his locker from asking their questions on Monday, first making sure to don his orange "Yes Way, Jose!" shirt in support of teammate Jose Altuve, who trails Omar Infante by 231,708 votes in the race to start the All-Star Game at second base after the latest results were unveiled Monday.

Hamilton not coming off disabled list just yet

Many expected Josh Hamilton to return to the Rangers' lineup on Monday in Baltimore, but the wait will continue. Texas manager Jeff Banister gave Hamilton a workout day on Monday since the team got in late due to travel from Toronto, but did say that the veteran could be an option in center field on Tuesday.

Bourgeois embraces ‘Mr. Unknown’ moniker

When Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois made his 2015 debut in a sixth-inning double switch Sunday vs. the Mets, his unique last name apparently lacked recognition at Citi Field. The scoreboard listed Bourgeois in the Cincinnati lineup as "No. 30, Unknown, RF." It was quickly corrected, but not quick enough.