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|Mark Teixeira, NYY||26||BOS||Bot 8: 3-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Bard|
|Chris Young, ARI||20||MIL||Top 3: 3-2, 0 Outs. None on.||Narveson|
|Jason Heyward, ATL||12||HOU||Top 3: 1-1, 1 Out. None on.||Norris|
|Matt Joyce, TB||6||DET||Top 3: 1-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Galarraga|
|Skip Schumaker, STL||4||CIN||Top 4: 0-0, 0 Outs. Grand Slam.||Leake|
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WEB GEMS LEADERBOARD
MONDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTBobby Abreu, LF, Angels
Abreu had a big day out of the leadoff spot, going 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and four RBIs in the Angels' 6-4 win over the Royals. Abreu entered the game without great numbers in his limited time in No. 1 spot; he was 2-for-12 with one RBI before breaking out against Kansas City.
WORSTKyle Farnsworth, RHP, Braves
The Braves' bullpen had a rough seventh inning, giving up six runs to turn a 4-4 tie into a 10-4 loss against the Astros. Farnsworth started the trouble, giving up the first four runs -- thanks to a pair of hits and a pair of walks -- while recording only one out before giving way to Peter Moylan, who gave up the other two runs without getting an out.
TUESDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Marlins at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Stephen Strasburg, after missing three weeks with shoulder trouble, makes his return. Strasburg won three consecutive starts before heading to the disabled list. One of those wins came when he tossed six shutout innings against the Marlins in a 4-0 Nationals win.
Yankees at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
The leaders of the AL East and AL West meet, with A.J. Burnett and C.J. Wilson headed to the hill. Burnett was a late scratch from his Sunday start against the Red Sox because of back spasms. Wilson, meanwhile, is 4-0 over his past five starts.
Twins at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
White Sox starter Freddy Garcia has long maintained he enjoys pitching in big games. Well, this classifies as one -- a series opener against the Twins, with whom the White Sox are tied for first place after dropping three of four in Baltimore. Scott Baker, after two straight losses, is coming off three consecutive solid outings.