Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Dodgers for the first time in nearly four years, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win against Los Angeles on Monday night.
Yoenis Cespedes reached down and golfed a knuckleball on a bounce against the right-center field wall, then while running at third-quarters speed started hopping toward second. He bent over when he reached the base and put hands on both knees.
Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound.
The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's draft Monday and ordered to give them to the Houston Astros, along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros' e-mail system and scouting database, the final and unprecedented step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving two Major League Baseball teams.
David Price struck out eight as the Red Sox moved into a first-place tie in the AL East. ... The Dodgers clubbed seven homers in their win over the Reds. ... Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day DL.