UPDATES & NEWS
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4, blasting his 23rd home run of the season off of Sergio Romo in the ninth inning on Saturday against the Giants.
Stanton has now homered in back-to-back games to start the second half of the season, as he continues to have himself a great 2014 campaign. Now sitting on a .295 average with 23 home runs and 65 RBI through 259 at-bats, Stanton has put himself into the mix among the best in the league and is on his way to a possible MVP run. With decent protection around him in the Marlins lineup, there is no reason to think his great start isn't going to have a matching finish if he can stay healthy. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva