When all else fails, know that Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will always choose fun. Usual third baseman Kris Bryant left Chicago’s game with Cincinnati Reds in the top of ninth inning when he was hit in the wrist by a pitch.
Tuesday brings us an extra-full slate of 16 MLB games thanks to a doubleheader in Philadelphia. Here is our latest look at the SportsLine projected postseason odds and here is a look at 10 "early season" storylines for the second half. Now, here's everything else you need to know about Tuesday's action. Tuesday's scores Miami Marlins 12, Philadelphia Phillies 8, Game 1 (box score) Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (box score) Oakland Athletics 6, Baltimore Orioles 4 (box score) Arizona Diamondbacks 7, New York Mets 4 (box score) Boston Red Sox 9, Cleveland Indians 1 (box score) Chicago Cubs 13, Cincinnati Reds 9 (box score) New York Yankees 13, Detroit Tigers 4 (box score) Tampa
The dog days of summer offer fantasy owners a unique sneak peek at some of the game’s best young players. Top prospects such as Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario, Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman-outfielder Rhys Hoskins have all made their debuts in the last 30 days. Results have varied. Devers has found a home in the middle of Boston’s lineup and Hoskins has bashed a few home runs, but the others are experiencing growing pains. The level of competition and the atmosphere in the upper minors is no way comparable to the consistency of big-league ballplayers and the bright lights of the major league