As prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech struggled through his third straight loss last week for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, I suspect White Sox officials felt something nobody at 35th and Shields would dare admit.
Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond homered in succession during a six-run third inning, German Marquez pitched effectively for six innings and the Colorado Rockies snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the New York Mets 10-8.
Buster Posey homered in the first, Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-run drive in the second with an RBI double later, and the San Francisco Giants held their lead this time to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 in another night of plunking by both pitching staffs.
C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.
Cole Hamels allowed four hits over seven innings, Delino DeShields doubled home two runs as the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games.
Chubbs, a 29-pound Himalayan mix cat, was found wandering the streets of Altadena, California. He captured hearts online with his "sweet disposition" — "but his heavy load makes it uncomfortable to move around freely."