Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer
Here's the Yankees lineup for the first of 19 meetings this season with the Boston Red Sox: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Beltran rf, Teixeira 1b, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Castro 2b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Tanaka P
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Red Sox vs. Yankees (RH Tanaka): Betts RF, Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Ortiz DH, Ramirez 1B, Shaw 3B, Holt LF, Hanigan C, Bradley CF, Owens LHP.
Bryant out vs. Braves; listed as day to day
Cubs All-Star 3B Kris Bryant avoided serious injury Thursday when he rolled his ankle in a win against the Brewers. The team announced Bryant has a mild ankle sprain will avoid the DL, but will sit out today's afternoon tilt against the Braves. Follow live
Nationals heading on 10-game road trip
And it's an epic one, as they will face three teams that made last year's playoffs and have a combined .625 winning percentage this year. Tidbits to ponder
Stephen A.: MLB needs to scare players from PEDs
"Until Major League Baseball finds a way to get money from these players for committing these transgressions, you're never going to alleviate the problem."
Olney: PED use not always linked to size
Buster Olney says that unless the MLBPA opens up the CBA and gives teams the option to void multiyear contracts for players busted for PEDs, the reward outweighs the risk for players.
On this date last year, the Orioles and White Sox played in an empty Camden Yards amid riots in Baltimore. [Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images]
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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
It's test time for the 14-7 Nationals, who kick off a 10-day road trip against the Cards, Royals, and Cubs. Gulp. Those three teams have combined for a .625 winning percentage, and a run differential of plus-122. That's a whopping 210 runs better than the minus-88 of Washington's first four foes.