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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox have placed reliever Matt Barnes on the disabled list with a low back strain and called up right-hander Hector Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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On this date 10 years ago, the Texas Rangers did something that hadn't been done since 1897.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka is not only trying to help pitch the Yankees into the playoffs, he is trying to make his opt-out decision difficult. Tanaka will start tonight after the Yankees took him off the DL following his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder. At the end of the season, he can opt out of the final three years and $68 million of his contract. Right now, it is hard to see him doing that with an 8-10 record and a 4.92 ERA.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In just a little while, Rory McIlroy is gonna make more contact with a ball than Aaron Judge has in a while! That's not really fair. McIlroy will be hitting a golf balls along with a patient from St. Jude Children's Hospital at multiple targets from the 200 level at Yankee Stadium onto the field.

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A 12th-inning home run by Yasiel Puig propelled the Dodgers to another win over the Pirates on Monday, further reducing their magic number. The Dodgers are on pace for 115 wins, one shy of the record set by the 1906 Cubs and matched by the 2001 Mariners.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Miller: "I wasn't doing us any favors" by staying in the game. Said he felt fine until the pitch that walked Mookie Betts. Felt same thing on first pitch to Andrew Benintendi. "I hope it's not something that holds me back," said Miller, who will be reevaluated Tuesday. "Hopefully it's just a blip in the whole scheme of things."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Indians 5, Red Sox 4: Brandon Guyer scored from second base on a bunt, and the Indians walked off the Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series. Boston coughed up a one-run lead in the eighth inning when Cleveland rallied to tie the game. Guyer opened the ninth with a double. Roberto Perez dropped down a bunt that was fielded by first baseman Brock Holt, who hesitated before throwing wide of third base, enabling Guyer to score.

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Twins infielder Jorge Polanco had never hit a 3-run HR in his 601 at-bat career prior to Monday. He has a pair of them in the Twins' doubleheader today.

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Whatever the WAR says for Nick Vincent, it's wrong. Mariners wouldn't be in contention w/o him, & after 4 errors today may be time for Cruz

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Miller left the game with reaggravated patella tendinitis in his right knee; Carlos Santana exited with lower back tightness. Both updates provided by Indians.

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Athletics centerfielder Herschel "Boog" Powell hit his first career HR Baltimore. He's no relation to John "Boog" Powell, who hit 303 HR for the Orioles and now runs a barbecue pit in Camden Yards. But the two are scheduled to meet for the first time on Tuesday.