Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 with two solo-home runs in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Gardner's two home runs, both coming off Rangers starter Yu Darvish, give him 12 on the season and four in 11 career at-bats against Darvish. He is now three from matching his combined total from the past three seasons having already exceeded his career-high for home runs in a season, which he set last season when he clubbed eight.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Robert Quinn is making progress from his back issue.
After missing Sunday's game, Quinn seems to be making steps toward's returning. Quinn is one of the game's elite pass rushers but has been slowed down by injuries all season long. Quinn is two years removed from a 19 sack season and the Rams are hoping he returns to that when he gets back on the field. Analysis: James Grande
Braves signed P Jim Johnson to a one-year deal.
After saving 50-plus games two consecutive years in Baltimore, Johnson has been a shell of that the past two seasons. He only has 12 saves combined over the past two seasons. He posted a 7.09 ERA in 2014 and a 4.46 ERA in 2015. The Braves are giving him one year to figure himself out or he'll likely have a hard time finding work. He can only hope his sinker starts sinking like it did in Baltimore. Analysis: James Grande