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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Nothing symbolizes what has gone wrong with the Giants in 2017 more than this: Pablo Sandoval is hitting cleanup today. He was so bad in Boston that the Red Sox finally decided to eat more than $50 million in remaining salary to get rid of him. And in Sandoval's first nine games with the Giants: He was worse than he was with the Red Sox.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

With the way the starting rotation is pitching, the Indians probably wish the playoffs would start tomorrow. Danny Salazar threw another gem with 10 K's and one run in seven innings, his fifth straight strong outing since returning from the DL. His changeup and slider continue to be huge weapons and he was still throwing 96 in his final inning. This is the best he's ever looked.

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The Dodgers improved to 84-34 with their win against the White Sox Tuesday. According to Elias, they are the eighth team in the Live Ball era to reach 50 games above .500 before picking up their 35th loss. They are the first to do so since the 2001 Mariners started 80-30.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Dodgers want to make a realistic push at chasing the single-season record of 116 wins, this is a week they need to clean up, with five games against the White Sox and Tigers. Good start. They broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the eighth -- all with two outs. Alex Wood didn't improve to 15-1 as he got a no-decision, but he threw just 79 pitches in an efficient seven-inning outing.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the end of the Cubs 2-1 loss to the Reds.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost to the Reds 2-1 after squandering offensive opportunities late in the game. They failed to get a runner home from third base with 1 out in the seventh then had two on and no outs in the eighth but failed to convert there as well. Finally, the tying run was again on third in the ninth with one out but Jon Jay and Alex Avila struck out. Meanwhile, the Reds got a sacrifice fly in their half of the eighth to plate their first run. Kyle Hendricks was good but the offensive came up short.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi on getting hit on the left knee: "It felt fine until I stopped moving for a bit. I think I could've stayed in, but we were up 9-0 at that point so John (Farrell) decided to take me out." Asked if he will be able to play Wednesday night, he said, "We'll see how it feels in the morning and go from there."

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Aaron Judge struck out for the 32nd straight game Tuesday, matching Adam Dunn in 2012 for the longest single-season streak by a position player in major-league history. After recording 30 multi-hit games before the All-Star break, he only has one in 30 games since then.

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Giancarlo Stanton has hit 23 home runs in his last 35 games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only Sammy Sosa in 1998 and Barry Bonds in 2001 have had a more prolific 35-game stretch in major-league history.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi's knee is sore after getting hit by pitch in fifth inning, but removal was "precautionary more than anything," according to manager John Farrell. Red Sox didn't feel need to order any tests, hopeful he will play Wednesday night.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks threw his best game since coming off the disabled list, pitching into the seventh without allowing a run to the Reds. He gave up 5 hits and 4 walks getting help from his bullpen after coming out of the game. Hendricks' ERA is a respectable 3.45 now.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4: Talk about a good old-fashioned rally. Thirteen Red Sox batters came to the plate and 10 in a row reached base during an eight-run fifth inning that featured no home runs, only the offensive efficiency of an assembly line. In winning for the 11th time in 13 games Tuesday night, the Red Sox churned out 15 hits. Xander Bogaerts finished with three hits, while Eduardo Nunez, Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland had two apiece.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joey Votto is now one game shy of the all time record for reaching base two or more times in consecutive games. He's done it in 20 straight after walking twice on Tuesday against the Cubs. Ted Williams did it 21 times in 1948.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Up 7-0 in fifth inning, it's worth noting the Red Sox are 222-156 since interleague play began in 1997. Only the Yankees have been better -- and by a smidge, 223-156 and leading the Mets so far tonight.

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Giancarlo Stanton is the fourth player in MLB history with 11 home runs in the first 15 days of a calendar month. There have been six 11-homer months in Marlins history, and Stanton is resonsible for four of them.