UNDATED (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitches for the first time since the All-Star break, trying extend a couple of big winning streaks for the Dodgers. LA has the best record in the big leagues and will go for its 10th straight victory when it visits the Chicago White Sox. Kershaw tops the majors with a 14-2 record — the NL West leaders have won the lefty's last 13 starts. Kershaw has never faced the White Sox on the road.
UNDATED (AP) — All-Star Carlos Correa is set to be re-evaluated after leaving with an injured left thumb on Monday. Correa jammed the thumb earlier this month on a headfirst slide and missed a game, then came up injured again Monday following a big swing and miss. Houston isn't sure how long Correa might be out. "I've been playing through some pain the last couple of days and hopefully, it's nothing big," he said. "I felt a lot of pain in my finger and felt like I couldn't go back in there."
UNDATED (AP) — Outfielder Starling Marte rejoins the Pirates after serving an 80-game suspension. A two-time Gold Glove winner in left field, he returns to play vs. Milwaukee at PNC Park. Marte began the year in center field — without him, Andrew McCutchen moved back to his original spot. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle intends to keep McCutchen in center.
UNDATED (AP) — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is set to have Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action until at least late next year. The 28-year-old righty is 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA in 17 starts. He is eligible for free agency after this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL; get a haircut. During an appearance on Fox Sports 1 Monday, Vick said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback needs to shed his afro and cornrows look for a "clean cut" style in order to get a job. Vick was suspended for two seasons beginning in 2007 after pleading guilty in a dog fighting investigation. Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem last season to protest police shootings of black people. He hasn't signed with another team after leaving the 49ers March.