Jeff Passan | ESPN: On Tuesday, MLB will announce that pitchers caught with foreign substances will be suspended 10 games with pay according to reporting from Jeff Passan. Last week, the league revealed plans to conduct random searches on players, and anything from Spider Tack to sunscreen-and-rosin will be considered a violation.
Stephanie Apstein and Alex Prewitt | Sports Illustrated: Speaking of sticky stuff: Bubba Harkins was the go-to guy for pitchers seeking grip enhancers before the Angels fired him last winter. Harkins takes issue with the fact that so far, he’s the only person to receive any sort of serious punishment for something that people all over the league are doing.
Ben Clemens | FanGraphs: Sacrifice bunts are bad, but not all sac bunts are created equal. Some are a lot worse than others. How bad can they be? Ben Clemens has your answer.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. retook the lead in the home run race with his 22nd of the year.
BOSTON G PARTY #PLAKATA pic.twitter.com/EiltXzf7Fd— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 15, 2021
Kyle Schwarber hit his fourth home run in three games. After a slow start, Schwarber is hitting .230/.340/.481 for a 124 wRC+ since May 1.
4 homers in the last 3 days. @kschwarb12 is hot. pic.twitter.com/psRJ4DcYFj— MLB (@MLB) June 15, 2021
We'll keep hitting HRs if you keep voting, deal? #VoteRays: https://t.co/fukpfYlRLV pic.twitter.com/70E2ujsYLi— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 15, 2021
The Rays beat the White Sox in their first meeting of the year thanks to home runs from Randy Arozarena and Brandon Lowe.
Send Lowe back to the @AllStarGame: https://t.co/fe9v7x2y7Y— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 15, 2021
It's only fair #VoteRays pic.twitter.com/AMqrUwmazb