The Brewers fight to stay atop the National League Central took another blow in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
For the first time this season, the Cardinals stand alone atop the National League Central after constructing their third come-from-behind win in as many games, this one a 5-4 victory over the Pirates on Monday.
The Phillies decided to protect their ace by pulling Cole Hamels during a no-hitter, but the lefty was still a part of history and has plenty of time to throw a no-hitter on his own.
As fate would have it, former Philly prep star Phil Gosselin actually made the final out when he hit a soft liner that Ryan Howard gloved to complete the first combined no-hitter ever thrown by the Phillies.
A few statistical nuggets related to the Phillies' combined no-hitter of the Braves on Monday afternoon in Atlanta.
Every no-hitter seems to have at least one memorable defensive play, and Monday's at Turner Field proved no different. Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd made a diving catch in the third inning that not only kept the combined no-no alive in a 7-0 victory over the Braves, but also prevented a couple runs from scoring.
Astros manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley were relieved of their duties on Monday, the team announced. Tom Lawless was named interim manager through the remainder of the 2014 season.
The Phillies had an emotional week with news on Thursday that team president David Montgomery would take a leave of absence to recover from jaw bone cancer surgery. So it was a nice touch Monday when Cole Hamels announced the ball used to make the final out in Philadelphia's 7-0 victory in the combined no-hitter against the Braves would be dedicated to Montgomery.
Phil Hughes continued his recent run of success and Joe Mauer added four RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to lead the Twins to a 6-4 win over the Orioles on Monday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Proving that momentum can be retroactive under the proper circumstances, the Giants sustained their current surge and won Monday's suspended game against the Colorado Rockies, 4-2.
Phillies pitchers Cole Hamels, Jake Diekmann, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined to no-hit the Braves in a 7-0 win at Turner Field on Monday. It was the 12th no-hitter in franchise history (including Roy Halladay's in the 2010 National League Division Series), and the 11th combined no-hitter in Major League history.
What four Phillies pitchers joined forces to accomplish on Monday is no easy feat. Just ask some of the franchise's all-time greats.
Carlos Gomez was not in the Brewers' lineup for Monday's series opener at Wrigley Field after leaving Sunday's game against the Giants with what still appears to be a left wrist injury.