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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Mercer slow to get back to the Pirates' dugout after taking a knee to the side of the helmet from Chase Utley at 2B. The two got tangled on a double-play attempt.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pirates' Jordy Mercer took his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff single against Clayton Kershaw.

Is it smart to annoy Clayton Kershaw?

The Pirate Parrot drove an RC car by the Dodgers ace, who appeared visibly annoyed.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's an interesting wrinkle in Jose Reyes' contract: The Mets have an option for 2017. Reyes would again only cost the MLB minimum.

Marte's sac fly gives Angels walk-off win

Angels third baseman Jefry Marte hits a sac fly to deep right field that scores Mike Trout, giving Los Angeles a 7-6 walk-off win over Oakland.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Still wish the Pirates' players had been given the OK to issue Stargell Stars for these Sunday uniforms and hats.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Francisco Cervelli is working aggressively to come back from his broken hamate bone. Figures to be back in a couple of weeks.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Some notes: Dave Roberts intended to speak with Kenley Jansen about being available for a 4- or 5-out save tonight, if needed.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

On May 30, the Pirates and Mets were tied in the wild-card race and the Dodgers were three games back. Entering today, the Dodgers held the second wild-card spot and the Pirates were 4½ games back.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Pirates' Chad Kuhl throws the first pitch of his career -- on Sunday NIght Baseball, against Clayton Kershaw. ESPN.

Gillaspie delivers a Giant win in Philly

Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie rips a double to the right field corner that brings Ramiro Pena home, giving San Francisco an 8-7 walk-off win over Philadelphia.


Kershaw having his best season yet

While Clayton Kershaw has continued his high strikeout rate, he's also cut down on his walks. The combination has made him nearly unbeatable. Watch Dodgers-Pirates at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. A one-man show

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Source: Yankees & StubHub to announce landmark deal tomorrow. Will take place immediately. Undo current Ticketmaster resale deal w/team.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Source: Yankees & StubHub to announce landmark deal tomorrow. Will take place immediately. Will undo current Ticketmaster resale deal w/team

Werth and the sun don't mix

Jonathan Villar hit it deep to left field, where Jayson Werth loses the ball in the sun, allowing Villar to record a triple. Werth redeemed himself a batter later in the Nationals' 3-2 win.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly demoted Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and run scored in his first game with Las Vegas. Conforto started in left field on Sunday in a 6-4 loss to Sacramento.

Pirates ready for what Kershaw brings

Despite leading the majors with a 1.57 ERA, Clayton Kershaw hasn't had great career success against several Pirates hitters. Watch tonight's Dodgers-Pirates game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. A good history

Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Dodgers (Kershaw) at Pirates (Kuhl), 8:00 ESPN Dodgers: 14-1 when Clayton Kershaw starts, 27-34 when any other pitcher starts