Chicago Cubs v Boston Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski leaves the field after being tagged out against the Chicago Cubs. (Jim Rogash / Getty Images / July 2, 2014)

American League

Central Division

White Sox: Are Chinese hackers responsible for Robin Ventura's bullpen decisions? Checking the bullpen phones.

Indians: More fans gathering around LeBron James' house than watching Indians pretend they're contenders.

Royals: Baseball town? In opener of key showdown series with Tigers, Royals draw 21,755 to Kauffman Stadium.

Tigers: Hot start, big slump, nice rebound. Hard to figure out Tigers, the streakiest team in baseball.

Twins: Hometown player Brian Dozier invited to Home Run Derby in spite of career .393 slugging percentage.

East Division

Blue Jays: Modern baseball: Demoted outfielder Kevin Pillar apologizes via text to manager after throwing tantrum.

Orioles: Despite Matt Wieters' season-ending injury and Nick Hundley's .279 OBP, they're not interested in A.J. Pierzynski.

Rays: Joe Maddon used what he called his "Tommy Tutone lineup:" 8-6-7-5-3-0-9. What else is left?

Red Sox: Anonymous players rip Pierzynski after he's designated for assignment. No profiles in courage.

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka suffers partially torn UCL after 18 starts. Yankees didn't get a money-back guarantee.

West Division

Angels: Hector Santiago gets first victory in 12th start after being acquired from White Sox last winter.

Astros: After sweep of Rangers, out of last place by percentage points. Dallas Kuechel calls it "a little weird."

Athletics: Jeff Samardzija says it's a "bummer" he won't get to pitch in All-Star Game. Getting to leave Cubs? Priceless.

Mariners: Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker surprisingly sent to Triple A, but only to stay on schedule during break.

Rangers: With .137 average in first 16 games for Rangers, Carlos Pena's extended career may end soon.

National League