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Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners are in Houston for four-game series. They travel to state of Texas each month of season. Why does MLB always make Seattle and Oakland fly six separate trips there? They can't combine any?

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox at Yankees (RH Pineda): Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez 1B, Travis Shaw 3B, Brock Holt LF, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Christian Vazquez C. Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.76).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After completing seven innings on Friday John Lackey now has 24 starts of seven or more since the start of last season. Only Clayton Kershaw has more over that time frame.

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Cardinals: 41 HR, 3rd-most in the majors, behind only the Rockies and Mets (42)...Noah Syndergaard (NYM): has allowed 7 ER in last 2 starts

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Chris Carter (MIL): 5 HR in May, 2 more than any other player this Giancarlo Stanton (MIA): .400 BA (14-35), 6 HR, 12 RBI last 10 games

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Mike Trout (LAA): 4 straight multi-RBI-games, longest streak in his career..Cubs: own best record (21-6) and run differential (+96) in MLB

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Jordan Zimmermann (DET): 5-0, 0.55 ERA (2/33) in 5 starts this season..Robinson Cano (SEA): MLB-leading 30 RBI

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Royals: lost 7 of last 9 games after starting season 12-6...Mark Trumbo (BAL): has reached base safely in 19 consecutive games

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Red Sox (Porcello) at Yankees (Pineda) 7:05 ET Yankees: lost 7 of 8 overall (.211 BA over span) Rick Porcello: 13.1 consecutive scoreless IP

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming Sean O'Sullivan simply slots into Henry Owens' spot in Red Sox rotation, he would start Tuesday night vs. Oakland at Fenway. Rick Porcello (vs. Michael Pineda), David Price (vs. Nathan Eovaldi) and Steven Wright (vs. Luis Severino) in NY vs. Yankees, then Clay Buchholz in opener vs. A's.

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THIS JUST IN: Due to concerns about Zika virus, Pirates-Marlins series in Puerto Rico has been relocated to Miami's Marlins Park.

A brief history of baseball farewells

Todd Helton got a horse. Derek Jeter was feted everywhere. Chipper Jones still uses the grill he got from the Brewers. Now it's Red Sox DH David Ortiz's turn to experience the love. Going, going, gone

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB hace oficial el secreto a voces: cancelados los partidos en el Estadio Hiram Bithorn en Puerto Rico

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcome to playing the 2016 Cubs, Max Scherzer. He's supposed to be a Cy Young contender, but the Cubs have blasted four home runs off him. His longball problems go back to last August. In 19 starts since Aug. 4, Scherzer has an ERA over 4 and has allowed 23 home runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist just launched his second HR of the game and 4th in 3 days. It's his 6th multi homer game. The Cubs have hit 4 HR's off of Max Scherzer tying a career high for the pitcher. They lead the Nats big in the 5th.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's Yankees lineup vs. Red Sox and rhp Rick Porcello: Ellsbury 8, Gardner 7, Teixeira 3, McCann 2, Beltran DH, Castro 4, Hicks 9, Gregorius 6, Torreyes 5, Pineda 1

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist tied a career high by homering in 3 straight games accomplishing that feat for the first time since 2009. (ESPN Stats)