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Jose Iglesias, Detroit's No. 2 hitter, took Minnesota's Tommy Milone deep to left for a solo HR in the top of the 1st. It was Iglesias' 1st HR since Sept. 8, 2013. Detroit still leads 1-0. Follow live

Brandon McCarthy has torn right UCL

The right-hander was placed on the DL and will miss the rest of the season after signing a 4-year, $48M deal this past December. McCarthy, 31, was 3-0 despite a 5.87 ERA in 4 starts this season.


Panda punishing Blue Jays

Pablo Sandoval followed his 2-run single in the 1st with a solo HR to right field in the 4th, He's driven in all 3 of Boston's runs, but the Red Sox still trail Toronto 5-3 entering the 5th. Follow live

Jays' Travis hits 6th home run

Toronto 2B Devon Travis hit a solo shot in the top of the 3rd vs. the Red Sox, giving him 6 on the season. That's the 3rd-most in the AL and just 1 shy of the entire total of Toronto's second basemen last season. Follow live

Aviles pulls Indians even

Mike Aviles has been a thorn in Jason Vargas' side tonight. He launched a 2-run HR in the 5th and has walked twice (Vargas has 5 walks). The Indians and Royals are tied 2-2 heading into the 6th. Follow live

Olbermann: What to make of the DH

The DH started in 1973 as an experiment. More than 40 years later, it's still being debated, especially after injuries to Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer. "Maybe we're ignoring the obvious solution -- eliminate the DH in the American League."


Reds' Bailey headed to 15-day DL

Homer Bailey (0-1, 5.56 ERA) has been sidelined by a sprained ligament in his surgically-repaired right elbow. Cincinnati recalled righty Carlos Contreras from Triple-A to fill Bailey's roster spot.


Astros no longer bottom-feeders

ESPN's Chris Singleton: "Within the next 2-3 years, we'll be talking about the Astros going into the final weekend of the season being a team, not just to [make] the playoffs, but possibly winning the division."