Not even Mike Trout could stop the Los Angeles Angels from suffering a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in MLB on Monday.
Trout starred with three RBIs, but the Angels slipped to an 8-5 defeat against the Brewers in the series opener.
The St Louis Cardinals blasted five home runs in their 10-3 thrashing of the Philadelphia Phillies, including one from Adam Wainwright.
The Minnesota Twins ended a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-6.
Bartolo Colon led the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 4-1, the Texas Rangers edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 and the Chicago Cubs were 7-2 winners over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Washington Nationals shut out the Kansas City Royals 2-0, the San Diego Padres edged the Colorado Rockies 2-1 and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.
TROUT DOMINATES BUT ANGELS LOSE
Trout filled up the stat sheet despite an Angels loss to the Brewers. The 2014 American League (AL) MVP went four-for-five with a homer, one stolen base, two runs scored and three RBIs.
WAINWRIGHT GOES DEEP
Cardinals pitcher Wainwright helped his own cause against the Phillies, tying the game with a three-run shot to the second deck in left field. It was Wainwright's first homer of 2016 and seventh of his career.
With eight shutout innings against the Braves, Mets pitcher Colon earned his 220th career victory. The win moved him past Pedro Martinez for sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list among Dominican-born pitchers.
IN-FORM SOX BATTLE
More than just a battle of the Sox, Tuesday's game is a matchup of two red-hot pitchers. Steven Wright (2-2, 1.37 ERA) will take the mound for Boston, while Jose Quintana (3-1, 1.47 ERA) toes the rubber for the AL's top team.
Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta (5-0, 1.00 ERA) takes the mound for the Cubs. The Pirates counter with southpaw Jon Niese (3-0, 5.08 ERA).