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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

This is what Justin Verlander told reporters in Detroit today about the standing ovation he got at Comerica Park: "There might be a fleeting moment where you say this might be the last time. But it's very fleeting." Verlander, who continues to be a part of numerous trade talks, threw 7 solid innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 9 batters. Detroit lost 5-3 to KC in extra innings. In his 3 starts since the All-Star break, Verlander has a 3.26 ERA.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This almost seems unbelievable: The Dodgers have won 46 consecutive games when leading at any point, a major league record. They last lost such a game on May 15, when they blew a 1-0 third-inning lead to the Giants. In related news, the Twins have tied the game after trailing 3-2.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Adrián Beltré recorded his 36th career four-hit game Monday to finish the night seven hits shy of 3,000 for his career. Only three active players - Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols - have more four-hit games.

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets callup Chris Flexen, scheduled to start Thursday, has had a bump up in velocity this year to 92-95 and will show four pitches including an above-average changeup. Unranked to start the year, he's become one of the system's top starting pitching prospects with his newfound stuff.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell said he has had "multiple interactions" with Dennis Eckersley since the David Price incident on the team plane. Farrell described his relationship with Eck as "certainly professional." Reiterated that he spoke to Price after the incident and the team has "moved on."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts has been scratched from Red Sox's lineup due to illness, not related to bruised right hand. Andrew Benintendi, who wasn't in the original lineup, goes to left field; Brock Holt will play third base; Deven Marrero at shortstop.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Casi listos para Cardenales-Rockies por ESPN.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Devers: "The work is never done. I just want to learn how to be a superstar third baseman."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Devers has arrived at Safeco Field. He's expected to be in the Red Sox's lineup Tuesday night vs. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. His family will come see him play when Red Sox return to Fenway Park at the end of the week.