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Red Sox announce Pablo Sandoval will have surgery on his left shoulder--procedure will be performed in coming days by Dr. James Andrews

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox announce that third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo surgery on his left shoulder. The procedure will be performed in the coming days by Dr. James Andrews. Sandoval is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox anuncian que Pablo Sandoval optó por someterse a cirugía del hombro izquierdo. Se anticipa que el venezolano estará fuera el resto de la temporada.

McCutchen goes yard in first inning

Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen took Cubs RHP Jason Hammel deep -- the first HR he's given up this year -- to open up the scoring on ESPN in the NL wild-card rematch from last season.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Josh Donaldson big swing, flied out very deep to LF, and said something as he passed former teammate A.J. Griffin. Griffin seemed to smile.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dave O'Brien, Dallas Braden and Eduardo Pérez have today one the best views in baseball. Monday Night Baseball: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cubs GM Theo Epstein on both Chicago teams having MLB's best records: "Chicago fans more than deserve for both teams to be doing well. Not that we spend a lot of time rooting for them, but I'm glad they're doing well."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gregory Polanco on the best advice he's gotten from fellow Dominican outfielder Starling Marte: "To have fun and never forget this is a game. Don't focus on the results, just have a good time and your talent will shine through."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs are averaging six runs per game and a big reason why is they're drawing a lot of walks. They've walked in 13.5 percent of their plate appearances, something only 10 qualified hitters accomplished in 2015. The Cubs, however, don't lead the majors in OBP. That's their opponent tonight, the Pirates, who lead .375 to .359.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bad news for the Baltimore Orioles: Shortstop J.J. Hardy is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a hairline fracture of his left foot, and is expected to miss about six weeks. The three-time Gold Glover is one of only four major-league shortstops without an error so far this season. The O's are expected to recall utility man Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk to fill Hardy's roster spot. Manny Machado will likely slide over to shortstop with Flaherty getting the majority of the action at third base

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon will rest Jason Heyward the next two nights as he has a sore right wrist. He is available off the bench.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward has a sore right wrist keeping him out of the lineup after going 0 for 17 on the last home stand. It's not a serious injury, per Joe Maddon.