The sample size is ridiculously small, but Didi Gregorius has produced, been fun to watch and exhibited some leadership already as a Phillie.
Being a father seems to suit Mike Trout. Trout returned to the Los Angeles lineup Tuesday night and homered in his first at-bat since the birth of his first child, Beckham Aaron Trout, to help the Angels to a 5-3 victory in the opener of a three-game series against the host Seattle Mariners. It was Trout's 25th career homer in Seattle, the most he's hit at any opposing ballpark and the most by a road player at Safeco Field/T-Mobile Park since it opened in 1999.
Two pitchers done in by shaky defense in their latest start will look for better luck when the visiting Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics meet again on Wednesday night. Starting pitching was the story in the series opener Tuesday, with Rangers right-hander Lance Lynn and A's lefty Jesus Luzardo dominating the action until Oakland's Stephen Piscotty smacked a walk-off grand slam against Texas reliever Jesse Chavez with one out in the ninth. The dramatics gave Oakland a four-game winning streak, while at the same time handing Texas a third loss in four games in their weeklong San Francisco Bay Area stay.