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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine of Mike Trout's last 25 plate appearances have now ended in a walk. There's little reason to pitch to him right now. The man behind him, Justin Upton, entered batting .214 in his last eight games. Behind him is Albert Pujols, with a .285 on-base percentage for the year.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander did come out for the seventh, but couldn't finish it as Adeiny Hechavarria had a terrific 10-pitch at-bat with two outs and finally doubled over the glove of Alex Bregman. Verlander leaves after throwing a season-high 122 pitches and you know he's not happy about leaving with his baserunner out there on second base.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Matt Carpenter clubs a home run just inside the right field foul pole and the Cardinals re-take the lead over the Phillies, 7-6.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are undefeated in the Herr-Era. In their first game since acquiring Kelvin Herrera from KC, the Nats beat Baltimore 9-7. Herrera worked a perfect eighth, and Trea Turner went 4-for-4 with a homer and a double to key the offense.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander fans C.J. Cron with a runner on to end the top of the sixth to keep the game tied 1-1 as he reaches double digits in K's for the third time this season. He's at 97 pitches and has gone as many as 110 just twice in 2018, so we'll see if A.J. Hinch turns this game over to the bullpen in the seventh.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

File Kelvin Herrera's debut with the Nats under "Success." Working the eigth inning with a three-run lead, the former Royals closer retired the Orioles in order on six pitches, and his heater touched 98.

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Following their 7-2 win, the Yankees have now gone UNDER the betting total in 14 straight games. Total for this game was 9.5

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros are going for a club record 13th consecutive win, but fail to score with a bases-loaded situation in the first when Evan Gattis flies out to shallow right and Carlos Gomez throws out George Springer, who missed home plate as he tried to avoid the tag.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

What Kelvin Herrera looks like wearing red instead of blue.