Padres bench coach Mark McGwire says he could've reached 70 home runs in a single season even without the aid of performance enhancing drugs.
Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard helps his cause by mashing a 3-run bomb in Colorado.
Albert Pujols hit his 616th career homer, Martin Maldonado had two RBI singles along with an evasive move to score a run and the Los Angeles Angels extended their best start in more than three decades with an 8-3 win at Texas on Monday night.
Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game, Josh Donaldson tacked on a ninth-inning grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Monday night before 7,915 fans, the lowest paid crowd in Camden Yards history.
The reigning Cy Young winners were on top of their games, with the Nationals' Scherzer shutting out the Braves and Cleveland's Kluber blanking Detroit.
Ned Yost thought Jakob Junis was starting to labor in the fifth inning Monday night, so he turned to bench coach Dale Sveum and promised to pull the young Royals right-hander if it continued.
So far, the two-way sensation is living up to Ruthian expectations. But how will he possibly keep this up? We trace his journey back to Japan in search of the surprising answer.