Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will attempt to follow up his first career no-hitter with another strong outing Tuesday night in Kansas City against the Royals and Danny Duffy.
Marcus Stroman worked a career-high eight innings, while Adam Lind homered during a six-run second inning to power the Blue Jays to an 8-3, series-opening victory over the Yankees at Rogers Centre on Monday night.
David Ortiz gained four points in his batting average before stepping to the plate on Monday night against the Mariners.
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie benefited from a fantastic play by center fielder Jarrod Dyson in the fourth inning against the Dodgers on Monday.
Just as Milwaukee has taken the largest first-place lead in baseball -- 5 1/2 games over the second-place Cardinals in the National League Central -- some of the team's stars have emerged as leading vote-getters among the candidates to start for the NL in this year's All-Star Game.