LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit in early test with Tigers, Blach set for another matchup with Kershaw, Keuchel bouncing back well, Yankees and Red Sox resume rivalry
Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7
Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday
The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason after losing two of the National League's top players this past week
3 weeks into the MLB season, we're starting to see some separation. Here's a look at the shaken-up top: 10. Dodgers: Batters need to stop getting cut down so often by lefty pitchers. 9. Tigers: They may fall out of the top 10 with Miguel Cabrera (groin) on the 10-day DL. 8. Red Sox: Offense has yet to take flight and Pablo Sandoval's .213/.269/.377 slash line isn't helping. 7. Yankees: Aaron Judge hit five homers this past week — several which are yet to land. 6. Indians: Corey Kluber is back on track after a complete game shutout against the White Sox. 5. Rockies: The bullpen has been dominant so far this season, posting a 2.76 ERA and 2.08 FIP. 4. Cubs: The defending champs didn't get a single qual
The Tampa Bay Rays send right-hander Chris Archer to the mound Monday night as they begin their road trip with a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.
After coming up with a series win over the Padres, the Miami Marlins get a day off Monday before opening up a three-game set against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Miami Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler says a successful season is built on gutting wins sometimes, like the team did Sunday evening against the Padres.