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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 

The latest, outside the Cubs clubhouse, combining art and baseball.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

More bad news for the Mariners, as Dee Gordon hits the DL with a broken toe. He had moved back to second base to replace the suspended Robinson Cano, so this means more Gordon Beckham in the lineup. Remarkably, even though Shohei Ohtani has been a two-way star and Mike Trout is playing better than ever, the Mariners are in second place in the AL West.

Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

D'Angelo Ortiz, el hijo de 13 años del retirado astro de Red Sox, David Ortiz, se prepara en Miami para tratar de seguir los pasos de su legendario "Big Papi". Casi misma parada en el plato, aunque a la derecha, no como el padre, uno de los mejores toleteros zurdos de últimos 20 años.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats beat the Padres 10-2 behind four bombs: A pair from Mark Reynolds, one from Bryce Harper, and one from 19-year old Juan Soto, who in his first start became the first teenager to homer in MLB since...Bryce Harper.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Nick Pivetta has pitched in the shadow of Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta, but he's quietly been very effective all season. He's shut down the NL's hottest offense tonight with seven scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 3.23. Take away that one blowup start (six runs in one innings against the Nats) and he's done the job all season and looks like a solid anchor piece for the rotation.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper, who doubled earlier in the game, just went oppo for his 14th home run of the season. Despite a prolonged cold spell, Harper - who entered today hitting .173 since April 17th - still leads the National League in homers.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Making his first start for the Nationals, 19-year old Juan Soto hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat against Padres starter Robbie Erlin. The opposite field shot drew a curtain call from the crowd at Nats Park.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Juan Soto's ascent to the bigs was so sudden that he doesn't even have a name plate above his locker yet. The 19-year old outfielder, who was called up over the weekend and is MLB's youngest player, gets his first start tonight for a Nats squad that's been absolutely ravaged by injuries. Soto was hitting .362 with 14 homers in the minors this year, but has just 31 at-bats above single-A.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

With seven scoreless innings from Lance McCullers, the Astros' rotation ERA sits at 2.25. It's averaging 10.55 strikeouts per nine innings -- just about equal to Randy Johnson's career rate of 10.6. Batters are hitting .186 against them -- that's less than the .195 average Pedro Martinez held hitters to during his 1997-2002 peak. They've allowed a .254 wOBA -- only seven regular batters are worse this season. Incredible.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Big win for the Mariners, who can continue to battle the Angels for second in the AL West while hanging close to the Astros. One-hit for eight innings by Francisco Liriano of the Tigers, Mitch Haniger tied it with a two-run homer in the ninth off an 0-2 slider from Shane Greene, and then Jean Segura knocked in Dee Gordon in the 11th for the walk-off win.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a few days since a no-hit watch, so we have a no-hit watch! Francisco Liriano has the no-no going through 6.1 innings for the Tigers and is sitting at 70 pitches. Liriano threw one back in 2011 for the Twins, in one of the "worst" no-hitters ever: He had six walks and just two strikeouts in that one.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss getting tossed for the first time in his career after arguing a called third strike.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant gets a rare day off as the Cubs complete a busy stretch in Cincinnati today. Ian Happ will play third base while Javy Baez is at SS giving Addison Russell a breather.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Ronald Acuña's reign as MLB's youngest player is over. The Nationals are calling up 19-year old outfielder Juan Soto. Soto has just 31 at-bats above A-ball, but is hitting .362 with 14 home runs in 39 games across three levels this year. The Nats outfield, which has been decimated by injuries, suffered another blow on Saturday when Howie Kendrick sustained a season-ending Achilles injury.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

With his second inside-the-park home run of 2018 on Saturday night, Aaron Hicks became the first Yankees player with more than one of them in a season since Mickey Mantle hit three in 1958, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his issue with Reds pitcher Amir Garrett before the benches cleared as well as his current frustrations at the plate.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, after the Cubs lose 5-4 in 11: "It was not a good game. One of my worst sitting in that dugout."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After striking out in the seventh inning Friday night, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius — the American League's Player of the Month for April — is now 1-for-his-last-45. On April 25, Sir Didi was batting .372. He's now hitting .248.