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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

After prolonged slump, Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton has found his stroke as of late. Tigers can't be too pleased about that. Stanton crushes a two-run homer in his first at-bat, smoking a line drive deep to center that traveled 442 feet, according to Statcast.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

More bad news for the Yankees -- and this could be really bad. Carlos Beltran just left the game after singling to left field. Beltran appeared to be favoring his legs,as he went around first base. After being checked out by a trainer and manager Joe Girardi, Beltran was removed from the game. Beltran has been by far the Yankees best hitter this season.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Latest Lucas launch logisitcs: Game 2 of Nats/Mets, wherein Lucas Giolito officially joins The Show, is now slated to start at approximately 8pm.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kershaw will officially fly back to L.A on Wednesday morning.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

If Clayton Kershaw is unable to pitch Friday because of back tightness, the likely candidate to replace him is Carlos Frias.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who fouled a ball off the plate and directly off his right eyebrow Monday night, passed his concussions tests and the X-rays showed no fracture. Now, the inflammation just needs to subside enough to allow Diaz to see well enough to return to the starting lineup. It could be a couple of days, at least. Diaz discussed the injury scare and how long he might be out:

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats prospect Lucas Giolito has waited 21 years, 11 months, 14 days to make his big-league debut. He'll have to wait a bit longer, as tonight's start has been delayed due to impending weather in DC.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Barry Bonds also extolled former Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who Bonds had as a rookie in Pittsburgh. His main takeaway from their relationship? "His friendship. We've been friends forever. He was the best manager for me when I first came up. I had [other] great ones, don't get me wrong... To have [Leyland] as your first manager, it doesn't even compare."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

So Clayton Kershaw is flying back to L.A. to have his back examined. Dave Roberts says the club is hopeful Kershaw will still make his next start. Dodgers fans are not panicking. They are calm and mindful of the fact that they have played so well in non-Kershaw games. Oh, wait ... no? They are panicking?

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is flying back to L.A. to get his sore lower back checked. Manager Dave Roberts says the team remains hopeful that Kershaw can still make his start Friday.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Barry Bonds very complimentary of Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Praised his baseball IQ and said he knew he was going to be something special, even from an early age: "He's f------ great."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he never considered pinch-hitting Alex Rodriguez in Aaron Hicks' place in the ninth, despite the fact that the tying run was at the plate early Tuesday morning. With a righty on the mound, the amount of hours Rodriguez sat and the short porch in right, Girardi said turning to A-Rod was not a thought. When asked when he could pinch-hit A-Rod in AL parks, Girardi didn't have much of answer instead basically saying wait-and-see. A-Rod is in tonight's lineup, starting against lefty Cole Hamels. A-Rod is 1-for-6 with a homer.

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And Michael Smith has another question: "Why are pitchers the policemen for the unwritten rules of baseball anyway?"

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitch-tipping has been a problem in the past for demoted Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. It still is, according to pitching coach Carl Willis. "It really goes back to consistency in delivery. With the inconsistencies, I know it's no secret, hitters know what's coming."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After not finishing until 2:44 on Tuesday morning, the Yankees and Rangers may face some more rain today. AccuWeather says there could be thunderstorms during tonight's game. Bring your umbrellas and -- judging from last night -- maybe a sleeping bag.