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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout hit a 112-mph line drive that went for his 42nd home run, setting a new career high in the Angels' 128th game of the season. He's on pace for 53.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As the Astros debuted safety netting extensions Mon., the Braves announced plans via Twitter to extend netting by the end of Sept. Since a toddler's May 29 head injuries at Houston on a foul liner, 3 teams — the Astros, Chisox & Nationals — have installed new netting, and 7 — the Blue Jays, Braves, Dodgers, Orioles, Pirates, Rangers & Royals — have publicly committed to it, totaling 1/3 of MLB's 30 teams.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani today has a triple, a single, a stolen base, a walk and an RBI. FanGraphs has him as precisely a 2-win player in 88 games as only a designated hitter. He's slashing 303/363/527 with 16 homers and 11 stolen bases, 1 more than he had in 16 more games last year.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Red Sox released the following medical update on Chris Sale: "Dr. Andrews confirmed that Sale has inflammation in his left elbow and treated it with a platelet-rich plasma injection. Dr. Andrews also recommended a period of shutdown from throwing. Sale will be re-evaluated in six weeks."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Cody Bellinger, platooned when it mattered most last season, has 15 home runs against lefties this year, more than anyone in the sport. He is slashing 306/415/653 against them.