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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.

Olbermann: Video replay is killing baseball (6:05)
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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.

Did Napoli deserve ejection? (1:28)


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Yankees just made it official: Nathan Eovaldi will start Wednesday in Adam Warren's place, meaning Warren is headed back to the pen

Sandoval swings at the high heat

Pablo Sandoval grounded out on a pitch 5.1 feet above the ground -- the highest pitch put in play by any player in the past five years.


D-backs rally from behind, halt Dodgers

The Diamondbacks scored six unanswered runs, including four in the eighth, after falling behind by two in the seventh to win a second straight in their series opener vs. the Dodgers. Box score


Trout, Halos quiet Yankees in opener

The Angels tagged CC Sabathia for four runs on six hits and starter C.J. Wilson limited the Yanks to just one run to take the series opener with a fourth straight win in Anaheim. Mike Trout hit his 20th homer this season.


Long ball carries A's past Rockies

Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit 2-run HRs in the 1st, and Billy Butler added a solo blast in the 4th as the A's beat the visiting Rockies 7-1.


A's snap skid, rout Rockies in Oakland

Billy Butler finished a triple shy of the cycle, Ike Davis homered in a 4-run 1st inning and Oakland defeated Colorado 7-1 to end its 3-game losing streak. Box score


Astros dominate Royals in Houston

George Springer robbed a hit with a diving catch, Jose Altuve and Chris Carter both launched HRs and Houston beat AL-leading Kansas City 6-1. "I'm buying the Houston Astros, I think they're for real, " said Baseball Tonight's Jim Bowden.


Trout stats a mouthful

Mike Trout hit his 20th home run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead over the Yankees.

  • Only player with multiple HRs off CC Sabathia this year.
  • Earliest in season he's reached 20 HRs (previous best July 4, 2014).
  • Fewest games taken to get to 20 HRs (via Jason McCallum).


Blackmon's HR gets Rockies on board

After Kendall Graveman shut them down for 7 innings, the Rockies needed just 4 pitches to score off reliever Evan Scribner. Charlie Blackmon drove a 2-1 pitch to right for a solo shot, but the A's still lead 5-1. Follow live