Padres third baseman Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine.
Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in his return from the injured list, Mike Trout had a solo homer among his four hits, and the Los Angeles Angels used a seven-run second inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 Monday night.
Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley befriended a boy named Zach Sprader during the young baseball fan's fight against leukemia. Following Sprader's death in October 2015, Hundley has maintained a lasting friendship with his family.
The Rays phenom, who dropped out of school after the sixth grade to go pro, will soon join Acuna, Vlad Jr. and Tatis among MLB's new generation of superstars. And he just might be better than all of them.