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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Edwin Diaz on pace for 84 innings and 152 strikeouts. He's pitched on back-to-back days eight times (including three straight once). It's a heavy workload; we'll see if he can keep it going.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners pull out another one-run victory, a 1-0 win over the A's with the only run scoring on an error. Marco Gonzales tossed seven scoreless innings as he continues to look like the second-best starter on the team and Edwin Diaz struck out the side on 13 pitches for the save. That's 45 K's in 25.1 innings for Diaz as the M's climb 10 games over .500.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Kenley Jansen wasn't right in April, but he looks right now as he closes out the Dodgers' 3-0 win for his ninth straight scoreless outing. His velocity is back up, the ERA is back under 3.00 and the Dodgers can feel secure about the ninth inning.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Shohei Ohtani's 2-run single in the 9th inning was his first game-tying hit in the 7th inning or later

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Andrew Miller escapes a first-and-third, no-out jam to keep the Indians up 1-0. The curious play in there was an attempted safety squeeze with NL RBI leader Javier Baez at the plate and no outs, but he bunted right back to Miller and Anthony Rizzo was toast at home plate.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Rizzo breaks up Adam Plutko's no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the seventh, and with a slim 1-0 lead, the question now is: How long does he stay in the game? Andrew Miller is getting loose for the Indians.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals' 3-1 loss to the Padres means they finish their homestand with a 2-4 record. Despite a 15-6 record since April 29th (best in the NL), the Nats are still under .500 at home. They're one of three teams that have a winning record on the season, but a losing record at home. The Angels and Rockies are the others.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Including Erick Fedde's outing againt the Padres today (5.2 IP, 1 ER), Nationals starters have now gone 23 consecutive games allowing three earned runs or less. That's the longest streak since the Cubs went 23 straight in May/June of 2016.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper taketh away, Bryce Harper giveth. After making a fancy diving grab to end the fifth, Harper bobbled a would-be inning-ending fly ball near the right field wall in the sixth. The two-base error allowed a pair of runs to score. Harper entered today tied for last in the National League with minus-6 runs saved.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After some early season struggles in the role, Ian Happ returns to the lead off spot tonight for the Cubs. Happ has been as hot as anyone on the team, showing extraordinary patience at the plate as of late. Kyle Schwarber bats second with Bryant and Rizzo behind them.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The banged-up Mariners rally for a 3-2 win over the A's in 10 innings, with Edwin Diaz continuing his dominant season with the save (Marcus Semien missed a tying home run by a few inches). Hopefully Mitch Haniger and Jean Segura will be ready on Wednesday. They keep finding a way to win these games as they improve to 28-19 and you know Jerry Dipoto is itching to make a deal ... if he had any minor leaguers to trade, that is.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's your random factoid of the night: Scooter Gennett now has more 6-RBI games with the Reds (2) than Joey Votto (1), Tony Perez (1), Joe Morgan (1), Pete Rose (1) or Ken Griffey Jr. (1).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Baseball is cruel, part 2: Mitch Haniger was hit on the elbow and left the game. So the Mariners are now playing without Haniger, Dee Gordon, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz (out since Saturday after getting hit on the elbow). You know, pretty much all their best players. Why can't Mariners fans have nice things happen to them?

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Baseball is cruel, part 1: After beating the Dodgers in 12 innings on May 8, the Diamondbacks were 24-11. Now they've lost 12 of 13, are hitting .215 for the season and scored more than two runs just three times in those 13 games. They're 25-23, Paul Goldschmidt fanned three more times and they can't even blame the humidor for this one.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Juan Soto, who walked three times on 12 pitches, on if it was hard to stay patient at the dish: ""Not much, because I know the strike zone, and the umpires are better here. So I take advantage of that." How's that for 19 going on 29?

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Centerfielder Michael A. Taylor's run-saving throw home in the sixth was clocked at 98.8 miles an hour. "If we need someone to pitch," said Nats skipper Davey Martinez, "it might be Michael."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

As encores go, Juan Soto's wasn't too shabby. After homering in his first MLB start on Monday, the 19-year old Nats rookie reached base all four times against the Padres on Tuesday (single, three walks), including a leadoff walk to start the ninth. He came around to score on Michael A. Taylor's walkoff double. Washington wins 2-1.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers lead the majors in bullpen ERA, so the slim 1-0 lead may be all they need, especially with super reliever Josh Hader in the game and probably to go more than three outs. Lorenzo Cain just chipped in with a diving catch and double play to end the seventh. With Corey Knebel back in the closer role, Craig Counsell now has that flexibility back to use Hader in the highest-leverage situations.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper is back to doing Bryce Harper things. For the second night in a row, he's gone deep against the Padres. This one, a mammoth blast to dead center, gives him 15 homers on the season, tops in the NL. Harper, whose average had dipped to .224 a couple days ago, has four hits and a walk in the first two games of the San Diego series.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcome to the big leagues, Willy Adames! Keith Law's No. 20 prospect heading into the season, the Tampa Bay shortstop homered off Chris Sale in his second at-bat, swatting a 1-0 changeup out to left field.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Franchy Cordero's 449-foot blast off Jeremy Hellickson was no fluke. Entering today, the Padres outfielder was averaging 446 feet per homer, longest in MLB according to ESPN Stats & Info (min. 5 HR).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mookie Betts continues his insane first two months, blasting a three-run homer for the Red Sox to take over the MLB lead with 16. He's on pace for 54 home runs, 64 doubles and more than a run per game while hitting .367. Crazy dominant right now.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets announce that they signed free agent outfielder José Bautista to a one-year major league contract. Bautista will wear #11 and be available for tonight's game vs. Miami.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

"It was pretty easy." - Nats manager Davey Martinez on the decision to start Juan Soto for a second straight day. On Monday, the 19-year old outfielder went yard in his first MLB start, becoming the first teenager to homer since Bryce Harper in 2012. Just like yesterday, the lefty-hitting Soto will face a southpaw (Padres SP Eric Lauer). In the minors this year, Soto posted a 1.360 against lefties.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

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