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Then there’s an AL East rival who is back to his hitting ways. J.D. Martinez with the Boston Red Sox had a down 2020 shortened season, but has looked more like his 2018-19 self this year at age 33. He’s a co-home run leader in MLB with the Atlanta Braves' young star Ronald Acuna Jr. and Trout’s teammate, Shohei Ohtani. He’s also hitting .333/.425/.651 with a league-leading 31 RBI.

“We were all surprised when it happened,” Trout said. “You know, it hit me a little bit. It hit me a lot. Ever since I’ve been up here, he’s been my guy. He mentored me throughout my career so far. I can’t thank him enough. He was an unbelievable person and unbelievable friend to me.”

NEW YORK -- Matt Harvey walked onto the Citi Field mound for the first time in 3 years, 9 days, his brown eyes darting around the stadium where he became a star but left in ignominy.Seattle Mariners

Relegated to Triple-A, Kelenic wasted little time making a case for throwing cost efficiency to the wind, clobbering a pair of home runs in his first game. He celebrated like a guy who knows he’s making his naysayers look stupid.Colorado Rockies

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But the White Sox are not interested in Pujols, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, who have reigning American League MVP Jose Abreu at first base and Yermin Mercedes as their primary designated hitter.Houston Astros

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Both Jeff McNeil and Albert Almora were forced to leave Tuesday's 3-2 Mets wins over the Baltimore Orioles, but Luis Rojas shared some good news on both players afterwards.Arizona Diamondbacks
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The eighth and ninth innings were handled by Mike Mayers and Raisel Iglesias. Despite each having pitched the previous two days, they both looked sharp.