"I had to replace [Giancarlo] Stanton today, so maybe I should at least hit one."
— Miami's Ichiro Suzuki, 43, after hitting his second homer of the year. It's the first time he's hit more than one in a season since 2013.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Innings needed for Max Scherzer to reach 2,000 strikeouts, third fewest behind Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson.
Calls overturned at first base during the four-game Mets-Braves series.
Number of his 601 career homers Albert Pujols has hit vs. the Astros, his most against any opponent.
next man up
Eric Young Jr.
OF • Los Angeles Angels
The replacement for injured Mike Trout is batting .318 (14-for-44) in 13 games since the two-time AL MVP went on the disabled list, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in a six-run fifth inning Sunday vs. Houston. The Angels are 7-6 in Trout's absence.