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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After a misplay in LF by infielder-turned-outfielder Howie Kendrick, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir has now given up 18 first-inning runs, his most of any inning this season. The Dodgers lead St. Louis 6-1 after one inning.

Gonzalez hits grand slam in first inning

Adrian Gonzalez took Mike Mayers -- who's making his MLB debut -- deep for his first grand slam since 2010. The Dodgers now lead 6-0 on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers built a 6-0 lead at St. Louis in the first inning for their starter Scott Kazmir, who has an 8.05 ERA in the opening frame this year. Kazmir drove in two of the runs with a single.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Gleyber Torres is a 19-year-old shortstop in the Cubs' system. He is hitting .275 with 9 homers and 47 RBIs at Single-A. He has a .791 OPS. Colleague Buster Olney reported the Yankees are high on him, making him a possible target in an Aroldis Chapman trade. If the Yankees were to make a deal for Torres, it would demonstrate their commitment to adding overall talent to the organization instead of just looking for certain positions since shortstop is a franchise strength led by Didi Gregorius.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days ago, one AL executive said he had "no idea what [Chris] Sale would cost, but would think it would be off the charts." No sense around the league that anything has changed. Expectation is the White Sox aren't prepared to accept anything less than a massive package for a 27-year-old ace with one of most team-friendly long-term contracts, regardless of his disagreements with the team.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Known for their offense in July, the Dodgers showed more of it with Adrian Gonzalez's first-inning grand slam. The Dodgers entered play Sunday leading the NL in hits (183), doubles (42) and on-base percentage (.348) this month.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The temperature at first pitch of Dodgers-Cardinals at St. Louis was announced at 96 degrees, while AccuWeather reports a RealFeel temp of 99. No precipitation is expected.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Word out of Myrtle Beach is that Gleyber Torres was scratched about 20 minutes before first pitch due to a "headache" but there's no actual confirmation on that being the actual reason he wasn't in the lineup. He was in the dugout for most of the game. Cubs farm director Jaron Madison is there as rumors swirl about a trade going down involving Torres.

Cubs use big seventh inning to top Brewers

Chicago scores five times in the seventh inning, including a bases clearing double from Anthony Rizzo, in a 6-5 victory over Milwaukee.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs SS Addison Russell discuss his heel injury which he says isn't serious.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was clearly pleased by Joe Nathan's sparkling recovery from a rocky beginning.

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