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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Very early run differential leaders: 1. Dodgers +30 2. Twins +22 3. Rockies +19 30. D-Backs -25 29. Mets -20 28. Mariners -15

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Mookie Betts had a lot of swelling on the middle finger of his left hand, which prompted him to leave early. An X-ray was negative, so Betts is day to day.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Cody Bellinger made a running, over-the-shoulder catch on the center-field warning track to secure the final out in the Dodgers' 3-0 win in Phoenix. They're 7-3 with a major league-best plus-30 run-differential.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Responding to an ESPN question Sunday about having worn a hard-shell partial cap insert for his return to the mound Saturday, Masahiro Tanaka said through an interpreter, "Having the cap insert did not bother me at all, just like it didn't when I used it for a live BP." The Yankees righty, who suffered a concussion 7/4, added, "So I intend on using this in the future." The manufacturer says the carbon-fiber protective inserts reinforced with Kevlar weigh about 1.2 ounces.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw averaged 92 mph on his fastball and generated swings and misses on 11 of 34 sliders while throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his 2020 debut. He allowed just three singles and struck out six.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Pujols turned on a 2-0, chest-high fastball and hit a grand slam for his 658th career home run. He's two away from Willie Mays.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani's day is finished. In his first start, he didn't record an out. In his second, he needed 42 pitches to record two outs in the second inning, exiting with the bases loaded and a 2-0 deficit. His stuff looks good, but he seems to be pitching hesitantly.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A two-strikeout, 1-2-3 bottom of the first in Clayton Kershaw's first inning of 2020. Fastball sat 92-93 mph and his curveball looked particularly sharp.