While the Mariners have struggled, their crop of young players give them reason to be optimistic. If hitters like Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley get on track, they can help support a young group of pitchers waiting to come up from the Minors.
Padres vice president and assistant general manager A.J. Hinch, an Oklahoma native, has family that lives where Monday's deadly tornadoes hit, but everyone was safe.
The Phillies could not figure out Jose Fernandez either of the first two times they saw him, but they will get another crack against the Marlins' rookie phenom Tuesday night. Rookie righty Tyler Cloyd will get the nod for Philadelphia at Marlins Park.
Slowly but surely, things have begun to turn around under the guidance of general manager Neal Huntington, and the Pirates' farm system is now ranked seventh in baseball.
The team with the second-best record and second-best run differential in the NL added an elite starting pitcher to its rotation on Monday. And though Johnny Cueto didn't look much like the man who was a Cy Young candidate a year ago, on this night it didn't matter. He did enough, and got enough help, for Cincinnati to rack up win No. 27 in 45 tries.