Crafty southpaw takes on rookie in Mariners-A's opener

(AP) -- Crafty southpaw takes on rookie in Mariners-A's opener

After Marco Gonzales stymied the Toronto Blue Jays last week, allowing one run in six innings, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked why the left-hander doesn't get more credit.

"Marco's not sexy," Servais said.

Padres look for better success at home, draw Brewers next

You'll have to excuse the San Diego Padres if they're a bit giddy Monday night as they return home from a 7-2 trip that ended with their first three-game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco since 2016.

But waiting for the Padres are the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. (MORE)

It's Zack (Greinke) vs. Zach (Davies) as Royals face D-backs

It will be a Zack-attack Monday night as the Kansas City Royals meet the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Or will it be a Zach-attack?

The Royals will send Zack Greinke (0-2, 3.48 ERA) to the mound to face fellow right-hander Zach Davies (2-2, 4.35). (MORE)

Cardinals kick off short set vs. Jays after first sweep

The St. Louis Cardinals hope they have saved some runs for the opener of a two-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night that starts their nine-game homestand.

The Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 18-4 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep and finish a 4-3 trip. It was the Cardinals' first series sweep of the season. (MORE)

Twins look to remain on roll vs. Tigers

The Minnesota Twins swept a three-game home series from the Detroit Tigers last month. They'll look to duplicate that feat beginning Monday.

The Twins have won four straight and six of their last seven games. They swept a three-game road series at Kansas City over the weekend, including a 7-6 triumph on Sunday. (MORE)

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