The Pittsburgh Pirates will have the advantage of recent form and revenge motivation when they open a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night at AT&T Park. Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole (7-7, 4.18 ERA), unbeaten in July, will duel Giants righty Matt Cain (3-8, 5.49), who
Could Jacob deGrom be making his last start for the New York Mets on Monday night when he faces the San Diego Padres at Petco Park? As silly as that seems, there are rumors circulating about how big a haul the Mets could acquire by trading the ace of their staff. DeGrom (11-3, 3.37 ERA) has seldom
Adrian Beltre needs 11 hits to reach 3,000 - a milestone that would bring some long overdue attention to a quietly great player. Beltre has never won an MVP award, and he's been an All-Star only four times, missing out even in 2004, when he was on his way to hitting 48 home runs for the Dodgers.