Michael Pineda out-pitches Jacob deGrom, and Mark Teixeira hits a pair of two-run homers. Also, our own Jon Heyman reports that Josh Hamilton is on the verge of being traded from the Angels to the Rangers.
Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is off to a great start after getting his much-anticipated callup, but the possibility for a grievance over the timing of his callup still exists. More on this potentially precedent-setting development plus news and notes from around Major League Baseball and a nice anecdote about Alex Rodriguez.
Padres pitcher also collected first major league hit at the plate after starting his career 0 for 30, winning a bet from teammates who said it would never happen. Despaigne also said he'd need to get 'a bigger closet' for all of the clothes they're going to buy him.