Training camp is underway and there is a lot to discuss. Before you head to lunch, chat away with Kevin Kurz.
The higher the stakes, the more Jeff Samardzija seems to relish the competition and it's reflected in everything he does on the mound.
Jeff Samardzija allowed five hits in seven innings, and the A's drove in six runs in the first as they went on to beat the Angels 8-4.
The Giants kept their slim NL West hopes alive, scoring three in the 13th to beat the Dodgers 5-2 in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Andrew McCutchen's home run in the sixth was the only offense of the game as the Pirates beat the Braves 1-0 on Monday night.