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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez was batting eighth just days ago but has moved all the way up to No. 2 for the Cubs as Joe Maddon continues to search for the right mix for his up and down lineup. Albert Almora Jr bats lead off with Bryant and Rizzo behind the top 2.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryan Price's firing was inevitable in the midst of a 3-15 start, but he didn't have much to work with. The Reds' pitching is bad, the defense might be worse, and the offense has been gutted by injuries to Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler and the departure of Zack Cozart through free agency. Nick Senzel will arrive soon from Louisville and Hunter Greene provides reason for excitement in the minors, but it's going to be a long, laborious rebuild before the Reds are respectable again.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels entered this series with seven consecutive wins, then the Red Sox came into their place and outscored them 19-1 in the first two games. Boston is now the first team since the 2003 Giants to start a season 15-2. They lead the Majors in runs per game, starting pitcher ERA, winning percentage and run differential. Probably a lot of other stuff, too.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Great win for the Twins to take the second game in Puerto Rico with a 2-1 victory in 16 innings as Ryan LaMarre drove in Eddie Rosario with the walk-off base hit. Puerto Rico native Jose Berrios threw seven scoreless innings for the Twins, while the Indians can only kick themselves as they failed to get down three sacrifice bunt attempts and Jason Kipnis booted what should have been a double play in the 16th inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When this game started both Joe Mauer and Zach Duke were 34-years-old... it's officially both of their birthdays! They were both born on April 19th, 1983.

Brock Huard @BrockESPN

Man, watching the Astros in person is remarkable. They do everything well & difficult to imagine a 25 man roster better on the planet

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

In 12 innings against the Angels, the Red Sox have amassed 7 home runs. Five have come from Mookie Betts and Rafael Devers, who connected on a grand slam.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox entered tonight second in the Majors in runs per game (5.88) and first in the Majors in OPS (.830). On Tuesday, Shohei Ohtani needed 66 pitches to record six out against them. On Wednesday, Tyler Skaggs recorded his seventh out on his 60th pitch.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Pujols lined a sharp single to center field in the first inning, giving him 2,990 career hits. Ten more and he'll join Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez as the only players to combine 600 homers with 3,000 hits.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Indians hitting coach Víctor Rodríguez, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, has great memories of playing at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. Rodríguez was Puerto Rican winter ball batting champion in 1986-87 (.377 AVG)