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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals, who went into Tuesday's games leading the National League with 136 home runs, are spreading their power throughout the lineup. They may not have a single player hit 30 home runs this season, but they are on pace to have eight players hit 20. It would be the first time that has ever been accomplished. Eight Cardinals currently have 12 home runs or more.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Noah Syndergaard's day ends with a juggling catch by Yoenis Cespedes in the top of the sixth. That wasn't the only time the defense helped Syndergaard out. The Mets starter allowed three runs and it would have been more had Kelly Johnson's relay not nailed Matt Adams at the plate. The Cardinals made Syndergaard work. He cleared 100 pitches through five innings for the first time in his career.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Adam Warren will work out of the bullpen upon his return to the Yankees. The Yankees are also keeping Luis Severino in the bullpen. Chasen Shreve was sent down.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Aroldis Chapman discuss, via translator Henry Blanco, the kind of reception he expects to get from Cubs fans.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says new reliever Aroldis Chapman is available to pitch tonight against the White Sox if needed.

Katie Strang 

Tigers CF Cameron Maybin (back) will not play tonight. Tyler Collins will man centerfield in his place. Manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Tigers are likely to give Maybin Wednesday off as well, particularly with an off day on Thursday, unless he comes in tomorrow feeling "brand new." Maybin said he's just trying to err on the side of caution to ensure he can contribute in final two months of the season: "I have to not be selfish and do what's best for the team."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Without Hyun Soo Kim, the Orioles were more like the rioles: They were missing O. In 11 games without Kim (hammy), the Birds averaged just 2.9 runs per contest. The good news? Kim, whose .410 OBP ranks 5th in the AL (min. 150 PA's) returns today. Here he is taking BP.


Katie Strang 

Tigers RF J.D. Martinez, who begins his rehab assignment today with Triple-A Toledo, will serve as designated hitter for first two days of stint with MudHens. Possible that he could be playing OF by Friday, depending how he feels.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman signs autographs before his first game.

Cashman couldn't pass on trade with Cubs

Yankees GM Brian Cashman details why he decided to trade Aroldis Chapman and how he balances rebuilding with winning now.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Clayton Richard was DFA on Tuesday to make room for Aroldis Chapman on the roster. The hope is Richard clears waivers and can be further stretched out in the minors.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will wear a special patch on Saturday to honor Mike Piazza as the organization retires his No. 31. Here's the design, via ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez said if David Ortiz continues his otherworldly success through the second half of what Big Papi insists will be his final season, "I'll be the first to say, 'No, you're not leaving.' I'll lock the door."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez on struggling Red Sox ace David Price: "To be honest, I think he's going to be all right. It's just a matter of making the right adjustments."