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What a difference a few trades can make. How high did your team climb in our MLB Power Rankings? es.pn/2eIcFZx

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs sent Felix Pena back to Triple A while activating Kyle Hendricks from the disabled list. Hendricks starts on Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers, who are trying desperately to turn things around, are actively exploring both starter and relief options. As ESPN's Buster Olney reported, they've also talked to Detroit about second baseman Ian Kinsler. But this appears to be more a case of Detroit trying to link Kinsler with reliever Justin Wilson and move a veteran salary. The Brewers would love to have Kinsler, but pitching is their main priority at the moment. Kinsler has a $10 million club option for 2018 with a $5 million buyout. If the Brewers were to assume that financial obligation, it could lessen the player package Detroit receives for Wilson.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Best Team Win Pct in Pitcher's Starts Clayton Kershaw .905 LAD Stephen Strasburg .750 WAS Carlos Carrasco .737 CLE Jason Vargas .737 KC

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

When the Red Sox players hear Eck's sometimes obtuse bluntness, they should know: That's how he has always self-assessed, as well.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The good thing that might come out of the Price/Eckersley confrontation: I hope Red Sox players get to know Eck. A man of zero malice.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs returned to first place for the first time since June 6 with a 5-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. They're 8-1 since the all star break with catcher Willson Contreras leading the way. His sixth inning home run broke a 3-3 tie making a winner out of Jose Quintana. He's 2-0 as a Cub while Contreras has seven home runs in July.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jose Quintana discuss the Cubs 5-3 win over St. Louis on Sunday night. He threw a quality start in his home debut as the Cubs moved into first place.

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