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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Dodgers are 9-1 in games started by Clayton Kershaw, 17-23 in all other games. The early leader in the MVP race.

Katie Strang 

Veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler upset about sixth-inning error that, along with Cameron Maybin miscue in CF, proved costly in Tigers' 4-2 win. Kinsler particularly disappointed about not getting the win for pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who "battled his butt off" and pitched well on Sunday: "To not come up with that play hurts a little bit."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Opp. against Kershaw after he gets ahead in count 0-1 this season:.113 average, 1 extra-base hit (Bumgarner HR) in 151 ABs, 2 walks, 65 Ks

Werth blows open game against Cardinals

Jayson Werth hit a pinch-hit grand slam to center field in the seventh inning, giving the Nationals a big lead over St. Louis. Washington went on to win 10-2.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ICYMI, from this AM, this week's power rankings: 1. Cubs 2. Giants 3. Red Sox 4. PIT 5. SEA 6. NYM 7. WAS 8. CLE 9. TEX 10. KC Fire away.

Bogaerts extends hit streak to 22 games

Red Sox fans had to wait six innings to see if Xander Bogaerts would extend his hitting streak to 22 games. He came through with a single to left. Watch out Teddy Ballgame.


Katie Strang 

Oakland A's take the series with a 4-2 win against the Tigers today. Pelfrey falls to 0-5, though the club's sixth-inning demise definitely not all on his shoulders. Ian Kinsler error and Cameron Maybin miscue on Butler's ball to CF supremely costly as well.

Joey Bats destroys David Price's pitch

Jose Bautista takes this David Price pitch and launches it way out, with the foul pole the only thing keeping it from going into orbit.


Katie Strang 

Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey's day ends with bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning. Pelfrey, encountering some difficulty in the third time through the A's order, gave up two hits and two walks, but second baseman Ian Kinsler's untimely error also extended the inning, allowed A's to score. 2-1