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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Unlike after Clay Buchholz's previous start, Red Sox manager John Farrell wouldn't commit to the embattled right-hander making his next start. But Farrell also suggested there might not be a better internal option.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's something we didn't expect when the Cubs started 25-6: The Rangers have passed them for most wins in the majors. The Cubs still hold a small edge in winning percentage (.649 to .640), but they've gone just 23-20 since that hot start. All-time great team? Let's see if they're the best team of 2016.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox fall, 6-2, and drop to four games off the Orioles' pace in AL East for the first time since April 12. Rough week for Sox, who went 2-5 and weren't winless but for the grace of a walkoff win Thursday at Fenway and an improbable ninth-inning comeback here Friday night.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez will get two days off. He will return to the lineup Tuesday at Milwaukee.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Large media contingent at the José Reyes presser in Brooklyn

Fernandez, Marlins dominate Cubs

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez struck out 13 Cubs over seven innings to record his 10th win of the season while Martin Prado knocked in three runs as Miami topped Chicago 6-1.


Kennedy pitches 7, strikes out 11

Kansas City's Ian Kennedy caps off an 11-strikeout performance against Houston by striking out the side in the seventh inning as the Royals beat the Astros 6-1.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Via Brooklyn Cyclones: José Reyes enjoying time with his teammates on his return to the Mets organization on a minor league contract. Was received with a huge ovation and chants of "José, José, José..."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant explains what happened on a botched DP attempt with men on first and third in a 1-1 game against the Marlins on Sunday. The Cubs eventually lost 6-1 after he decided to turn two instead of going home.


Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

MLB 2016, starting pitchers in quality starts (entering June 26): 1092 total quality starts, 1.97 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 593 (54.3%) resulted in a win. Of these, 183 pitched at least seven innings and allowed zero or one run. Only 82.5 percent of them earned a win.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

MLB 2016, starting pitchers in wins (entering June 26): 756 total wins, 2.06 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 593 (78.4 percent) were quality starts.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Brentz said his goal in his second big-league call-up and first since the end of the 2014 season was to "enjoy the moment." Hitting his first career homer will help considerably. Brentz cuts the Red Sox's deficit to 3-1, bottom of the sixth

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Justin Verlander had only given up 4 homers in a game once. Cleveland just hit 4 off of him ... in 1 inning. WATCH:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Orioles winning again, the Red Sox are in danger of slipping to four games off the pace in the AL East for the first time since April 12. They're trailing, 3-0, heading to the top of the sixth inning.