"[Jose] Altuve told me … that he's not bringing his bat or batting gloves to the on-deck circle, so I better get the job done. So I had to find a way."
— Houston's Alex Bregman, on his walkoff two-run double off the Rays' Sergio Romo that sent the Astros to their 12th consecutive victory. With the bases loaded, Bregman drove a ball that bounced off the wall in left-center.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Runs for the Mets on Monday with Jacob deGrom starting, one more run than they had scored in his previous eight starts combined.
What Kansas City has been outscored by in losing 14 of its 16 games this month.
Shohei Ohtani • Angels
The two-way rookie will be re-evaluated within the next three weeks to gauge progress in his recovery from a sprained ligament in his right elbow, but manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels are "very optimistic" about the Japanese star's progress. A righthanded pitcher and lefthanded batter, Ohtani won't throw for at least two more weeks.