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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler via Yankees PR: Gary Sanchez is the first American League rookie with 11 home runs in a month since Mark McGwire hit 15 for the Oakland A's in May 1987.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler at Yankee Stadium: For the second straight day at Yankee Stadium and the 29th time this season, an Orioles starting pitcher failed to finish the fifth inning. Dylan Bundy allowed five runs in four innings Saturday, raising the Orioles' rotation ERA for the season to 5.01. No team since the 2001 Cleveland Indians (with rookie CC Sabathia and 28-year-old Bartolo Colon) has made the playoffs with a rotation ERA over 5.00.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. has three hits in his last 34 at-bats and is 25-for-90 (.167) in August and 32-for-148 (.216) since the All-Star break. So, for the first time since May 13, he's batting in the No. 9 spot for the Red Sox tonight vs. the Royals. "There's been some pitches up in the strike zone where he's not getting to," manager John Farrell said. "There's been times he's expanded below the strike zone on some offspeed pitches. He's been kind of all-or-nothing."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Phillies at Citi Field. Jose Reyes – 3B Asdrubal Cabrera – SS Yoenis Cespedes – LF Neil Walker – 2B James Loney – 1B Alejandro De Aza – CF Curtis Granderson – RF Rene Rivera – C Noah Syndergaard – RHP

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler did not bring his gold medal to the Cubs game: "It's too heavy."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Very dark sky here at Comerica Park. Tarp is on the field. Thunder and lightning in area

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler in the house at the Cubs/Dodgers game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon explain why he picked Sunday for his players to wear onesies on the flight home from Los Angeles.

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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Update from Danny Knobler as Gary Sanchez goes yard again: Now Gary Sanchez doesn't need to share his history with anyone else. The Yankees catcher homered again Saturday, and became the first major-league player ever with 11 home runs in the first 23 games of his career. Trevor Story (earlier this season) and George Scott (in 1966) each had 10. Sanchez's latest home run came in the fourth inning, on a 94 mph fastball from Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. It was the first of his 11 homers to come on a fastball harder than 91 mph, and it brought on the first curtain call of his Yankee career. The Yankee Stadium fans, who chanted his full name after his home run Friday night, called out just his first name Saturday, eventually bringing him to the top step of the dugout. Sanchez also threw out another runner trying to steal, his sixth in nine attempts.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke will have surgery on his injured wrist Thursday, effectively ending his 2016 season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will face live hitters Tuesday in a simulated game setting as he tries to return from a lower back injury that has kept him out since June 26.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Trayce Thompson still unsure if he will return to the Dodgers this season but remains optimistic. Said he feels good but a bone scan Monday or Tuesday will reveal how the two stress fractures in his back have healed.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler on-site at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees are pushing left-hander CC Sabathia up to pitch Sunday against the Orioles, and shifting right-hander Michael Pineda back to Monday's game in Kansas City. The Orioles have hit 41 points better against right-handers than lefties (.271-.230), while the Royals have hit 18 points better against lefties (.276-.258).