BBTN's Power Rankings
The Astros are tied with the Cardinals for the most wins in baseball and have the best 25-game start in franchise history. With that impressive start, Houston has pushed its way into the Power Rankings, knocking out the Mets.
From one Chicago team to another
Each Cubs player wore a personalized Blackhawks jersey on the flight to St. Louis Sunday night in support of the city's team taking on the Wild in Game 2. It must've been good luck -- the 'Hawks won 4-1 and took a 2-0 series lead.
ICYMI: Brewers (7-18) fire Roenicke
Brewers GM Doug Melvin said of the team's decision to fire manager Ron Roenicke after Sunday's win: "Over roughly the last 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It's all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn't see the progress and improvement we had hoped for." Story
Houston's complete 180
Not only do the Astros have the best 25-game start in franchise history, they have the fourth-best start in MLB history after losing at least 90 games the previous season.
Adnan Virk, ESPN @adnanESPN
Clayton Kershaw seeking 100th career win tonight. 2.51 ERA. Last starter with that low an ERA and reached 100 wins-Tom Seaver in 1972
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Robinson Cancel turns 39 today. ... Miguel Cairo is 41. ... Manny Aybar is 43.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
HOU leads AL West by 7 games. Last team in any division with a lead that big on May 3 was the 116-win '01 Mariners, who had a 9-game lead.
Red Sox Video: Mike Napoli 3-run HR, Red Sox swept at home by Yanks in series of 3 games or more 1st time since 2006
Yankees start hot, outlast Red Sox
Andrew Miller loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and the winning run came to the plate, but the Yankees held on to defeat the Red Sox 8-5 and sweep the series. It's New York's first 3-game sweep at Fenway since 2006.
All gloom since June for Brewers
Milwaukee was 51-33 through the end of June last season, the best record in the NL. But things went south for Ron Roenicke & Co. since then, with the Brewers going 38-65. The Rangers are the only MLB team with a worse record in that time.
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Yankees: sweep a series of 3 or more games at Fenway Park for the first time since August of 2006, hadn't done so in last 24 tries