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McCullers' rise a telling sign for Astros, Royals

The Houston Astros' win over the Kansas City Royals presented a stark contrast in team-building philosophies and the state of each team's rotation.

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Monday's power rankings

Following an impressive start -- only his second in the majors -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Cody Anderson leads our nightly power rankings.

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7hMark Saxon

Dodgers have a frustrating evening

The Los Angeles Dodgers endured their most frustrating loss of 2015 on Monday, 10-6 to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

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Bogaerts, Betts bright spots for Red Sox (1:26)
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Shandler: Dump deals that make sense

For fantasy baseball owners in keeper leagues, the 2015 season title chase might be over, so Ron Chandler explains some "dump" deals that might be beneficial for first- and last-place teams.

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Trout's career HR total: 500? 600?

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian told SportsCenter: "He'll have more than 500. Sure about that. And we're still almost 400 short of that. That's how confident we are."

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Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

"When I asked Pete to be our manager on an interim basis, we had to wait for (him) to say yes,'' Amaro said. "He graciously accepted.''

BBTN's Monday Web Gem

George Springer made a terrific diving catch in center field, but can he take down the whole of Miami's infield on his own?

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Mets' Matz a hero -- sandwich, that is

New York's Steven Matz -- who allowed two runs in 7 2/3 IP and went 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs in his MLB debut Sunday -- visited the hometown deli that named a sandwich after him with teammate Jacob deGrom on Monday. Matz didn't order his personal sub but called it "cool" to have his own hero. (via Newsday)

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins indicated rotation reordering probably happens coming out of the break. Matz and Niese this time facing different foes anyway.

Matt Moore returning Thursday

The Rays LHP, who has missed the past 14 months after Tommy John surgery, said he's "definitely ready" to return to the rotation. Moore had no setbacks in his rehab. "Hats off to them," he said of the training staff.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ESPN Stats and Info: Billy Hamilton has as many stolen bases since June 14 (14) as the Dodgers have all season as a team.