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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A glorious Memorial Day in Chicago.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have recalled utilityman Rob Refsnyder to replace the injured Dustin Ackley. Ackley dislocated his right shoulder Sunday. Catcher Austin Romine and third baseman Chase Headley will backup Mark Teixeira. Teixeira played Sunday for the first time since receiving cortisone shots for a stiff neck that cost him four games. Meanwhile, the Yankees reinstated struggling starter Luis Severino from the DL and sent him to Triple-A Scranton. Severino, who is supposed to be the future ace, pitched three innings in a rehab start Sunday at Single-A

Who deserves NL MVP: Kershaw or Arrieta?

Mike Greenberg says Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is putting up numbers that suggest he could be heading in the direction of Sandy Koufax as one of the greatest LHPs ever.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist will lead off for the Cubs on Monday against the Dodgers as Dexter Fowler gets a rest. Zobrist has a 15 game hitting streak and is sporting a .351 average. He's easily in consideration for Cubs MVP through the first two months of the season.

Mechanical issue to blame for Harvey's struggles?

Buster Olney says the Mets believe they found a mechanical issue in Matt Harvey's delivery which becomes exacerbated as he puts more pressure on himself in starts.


Cubs on top thanks to five names

Twenty games over .500. On Memorial Day. The Cubs haven't been in this exact position since 1907, and they can thank five specific guys for getting them there. Starting with Arrieta

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was a late lineup scratch for Monday's game in Milwaukee due to what the team suspects is food poisoning. "He felt like he could go today. He was just a little weak," manager Mike Matheny said, adding that he expects Piscotty to play Tuesday.