The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason after losing two of the National League's top players this past week
3 weeks into the MLB season, we're starting to see some separation. Here's a look at the shaken-up top: 10. Dodgers: Batters need to stop getting cut down so often by lefty pitchers. 9. Tigers: They may fall out of the top 10 with Miguel Cabrera (groin) on the 10-day DL. 8. Red Sox: Offense has yet to take flight and Pablo Sandoval's .213/.269/.377 slash line isn't helping. 7. Yankees: Aaron Judge hit five homers this past week — several which are yet to land. 6. Indians: Corey Kluber is back on track after a complete game shutout against the White Sox. 5. Rockies: The bullpen has been dominant so far this season, posting a 2.76 ERA and 2.08 FIP. 4. Cubs: The defending champs didn't get a single qual
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills _ just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season
Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 for their seventh straight victory
Pittsburgh's Ivan Nova gained a measure of revenge over his old team, limiting the New York Yankees to just four hits over seven innings as the Pirates held on for a 2-1 victory
Willson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds
The Tampa Bay Rays send right-hander Chris Archer to the mound Monday night as they begin their road trip with a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.
After coming up with a series win over the Padres, the Miami Marlins get a day off Monday before opening up a three-game set against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Miami Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler says a successful season is built on gutting wins sometimes, like the team did Sunday evening against the Padres.