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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Royals have probably had the most stable lineups in the majors the past two seasons, with few injuries to position players (plus the most durable catcher in the game in Salvador Perez). With Mike Moustakas now joining Alex Gordon on the DL, the team's depth -- not viewed as a strength -- will be tested.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Carpenter has the right to miss three games on the paternity list, but Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said he likely will return in time to play at Washington Saturday, a day early.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Grandes Ligas anuncia suspensión de 82 partidos para el cubano Héctor Olivera bajo la nueva política de violencia doméstica de la liga

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. takes some pre-game swings at Fenway Park as he takes aim at 30 straight games hit safely.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Even though his Nationals are in first place with a 28-19 record, Dusty Baker's still sick over getting swept by the Cubs in early May: "If we had just split those guys, we'd be at 30 victories already. So that's still eatin' at my stomach."

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When using your head goes wrong! On this date in 1993, Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco had a ball bounce off his head for an Indians home run.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr., riding a 29-game hitting streak, will bat leadoff for the Red Sox tonight against Colorado as manager John Farrell gives Mookie Betts a planned day off. Betts will return to the No. 1 spot and Bradley will move back down in the order when the Red Sox begin a three-game series Friday night in Toronto.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

You know you're a fantasy owner when you're not a Pirates fan but get frustrated when 5-3 lead becomes 8-3 lead in bottom of eighth. No save for Melancon!

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough one as Royals lose 3B Moustakas for rest of season with torn ACL. Royals no reasonable replacement for fantasy, but available choices include Valencia, Lamb, Nunez, Reynolds.