"Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life" by Bill Madden; Simon and Schuster (291 pages, $28) ——— More than half a century has passed since the Miracle Mets won the World Series in 1969, owing mostly to pluck, clutch hitting and the strong right arm of pitcher George Thomas Seaver, an articulate 24-year-old Californian who joined the famously inept team in 1967 but didn't think that losing was all that ...
Seattle Mariners (6-5) vs. Baltimore Orioles (5-6)
Cleveland Indians (6-4) vs. Chicago White Sox (5-6)
Los Angeles Angels (7-4) vs. Kansas City Royals (5-4)
New York Yankees (5-6) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (5-6)
Texas Rangers (4-7) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (5-6)
Washington Nationals (2-6) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (6-5)
Detroit Tigers (5-6) vs. Houston Astros (6-5)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Mookie Betts has already won a World Series ring and finished second in NL MVP voting while wearing Dodger Blue, he had never been serenaded with long, loud, loving chants of “Mooooookie!” echoing through Chavez Ravine.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Down by four runs after a half-inning a day after being shut out, San Francisco just started swinging away.
CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber wasn't sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter all homered off Stephen Strasburg and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Washington Nationals 14-3 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit two home runs and Renato Núñez and rookie Akil Baddoo each homered for the second straight game as the Detroit Tigers slugged their way to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman was right. He was more than ready.
ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in seven runs against his former Atlanta teammates with four hits, including two home runs, and the Miami Marlins beat Max Fried and the Braves 14-8 on Tuesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After getting hit time and time again by Milwaukee Brewers pitchers, Willson Contreras finally hit back.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona called racist social media messages sent to first baseman Yu Chang “stupid and ignorant” and said they have no place in baseball or “anywhere.”