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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This is how the Yankees will line it up tonight in Game 2 of the series vs. Tampa Bay: 3B LeMahieu RF Judge 1B Voit C Sánchez DH Encarnación SS Gregorius CF Hicks 2B Torres LF Gardner SP Sabathia

William Weinbaum ESPN 

A day after a foul ball struck a child at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals said Mon. they'll extend safety netting — KC is the 7th team to announce such plans since a chilling nationally televised episode in Houston May 29 when a Cubs foul liner past third base injured a toddler. The White Sox installed netting to the foul poles — a first — and the Nationals to nearly the poles. The Dodgers, Pirates & Orioles said they'll lengthen netting and the Rangers unveiled extensions for their new ballpark opening in 2020. All 30 parks have netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts, but several fans have been injured since May 29 and pressure is mounting for more protection.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch lefty Mike Montgomery discuss getting the save for the Cubs in the 2016 World Series.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Dodgers have hit the second-most homers in the NL, with 156. Their hitters have the second-fewest strikeouts in the NL.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Travis d'Arnaud's three home runs tonight all went to the opposite field. He's the first player in the 10-plus seasons of our pitch-tracking tool with three opposite-field homers in a single game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

So, kids, tell me about the legend of Travis d'Arnaud and how he earned the nickname "Yankee Killer." What a game for the Rays catcher (and leadoff hitter): His third home run of the game is a three-run shot with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth off Aroldis Chapman to give the Rays a 5-4 lead. He's driven in all five runs and if the Rays hold on, that has to go down as the Rays' biggest home run of the season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein, on the one trade deadline this year: “You have to anticipate where you might be vulnerable to an injury and try to build that depth up in advance…knowing there is no escape valve in August. You really have to do all your work this month.”

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo: "So they told me you used to live in Milwaukee ..." Giannis and CC Sabathia spent much of this interaction discussing Milwaukee and how great the sports fans there were during Sabathia's post-trade run in 2008, and during the Bucks' run this year. This was part of a full afternoon at Yankee Stadium for Giannis, who hit off a tee in the Yankees' interior cage, and met a few of the Bronx Bombers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I spoke with Eduardo Núñez after being DFA'd by the Red Sox; this what his message: “I'd like to thank all Red Sox fans for all the great moments we shared and the amazing experience of being World Champions. I only have positive things to say about the Red Sox organization, and I know my career will go on.”

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I spoke to Rafael Devers extensively about his growth as a player, and he gave a lot of credit to Eduardo Núñez and his veteran presence in the clubhouse. Devers is certainly a professional that can take care of himself, but it will be interesting to see what happens now that Núñez has been DFA-d.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Another DH day for Luke Voit as the Yankees get set to open with Tampa Bay in a series that could help the Yanks pull away in the AL East: 2B LeMahieu RF Judge DH Voit C Sánchez CF Hicks 1B Encarnación SS Torres 3B Urshela LF Gardner SP Paxton


It appears Main Event coverage is temporarily on ESPNNews until the Dodgers-Phillies game is over.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Before today, German Marquez had never allowed more than eight runs, earned or otherwise, in any big-league appearance, and he had never failed to complete the third inning in any start. Today: 2 2/3 innings, 10 runs (plus has an inherited runner still on base).