Carlos Santana's home run, his 27th, in the eighth inning proved to be the only run of the game, as Carlos Carrasco tossed eight scoreless innings for the Indians. Rookie Andrew Triggs was very good as well, tossing six shutout innings for the A's.
Carlos Carrasco appears to be hitting his stride as Cleveland continues to set its sights on the club's first division crown since 2007. He tossed eight scoreless innings in a win over the A's on Monday.
Not even a pair of home runs apiece by the Yankees' Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro could derail the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field as Seattle rode a pair of three-run blasts by Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino to a 7-5 series-opening win.
Paul Goldschmidt delivered a walk-off homer to lead off the ninth, lifting the D-backs to a 9-8 win over the Braves in the opener of a four-game series on Monday night at Chase Field.
Everyone knew Ben Zobrist would help the Cubs. No one knew just how much.
For as far back as he can remember, Dodgers pitcher Bud Norris had a baseball and bat in his hands. Or golf clubs.
Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon threw eight strong innings on Monday night, but it wasn't enough to stop his childhood-favorite team. The Astros stayed hot in their pursuit of an American League Wild Card spot, riding seven scoreless innings from Doug Fister to a 3-1 win in the series opener at PNC Park.
The Rays entered Monday's series opener against the Red Sox having scored 55 runs in the previous seven games. Apparently the only thing that could cool them off was facing Red Sox lefty ace David Price. The former Rays star pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits in a 6-2 Red Sox win at Tropicana Field.
One day after hitting his first Major League home run and triple in the same game, Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi quickly added to his resume Monday night in Boston's 6-2 victory over the Rays.
And he makes it look easy, too.
If the Dodgers' bats came alive in Sunday's win, they were downright perky on Monday. With seven home runs, including four slugged during the top of the fifth inning, Los Angeles took a wild 18-9 victory over the Reds to gain a split of their four-game series.
The first trip Rob Manfred made after being elected Major League Baseball's 10th Commissioner two years ago was to the Little League World Series. It was an early signal that promoting the game to kids was going to be one of his top priorities.
The Nationals placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with right elbow soreness and recalled righty A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse. Cole will start tonight in Baltimore, replacing Strasburg.
With six weeks left in the season, Los Angeles is one game ahead of San Francisco in the division. The clubs will meet nine times, beginning with a three-game series at Dodger Stadium from Tuesday-Thursday.
When you think of the Blue Jays, you often think of them outslugging opponents. But they have quietly had the AL's best pitching staff this season.
Terry Collins asked Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen to check on Noah Syndergaard prior to the start of the ninth inning in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Giants. Collins, fully intending to send Syndergaard back to the mound to finish off one of his strongest starts of the season, received a surprising update on his ace. Syndergaard was tiring.
Back in the pilot seat in the NL West, the Dodgers look to create some separation from their struggling rival, the Giants.