Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11-7

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the Reds 11-7 on Monday night. "He's not missing," Price said of Thames.

Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- After a sputtering start, the Cubs' offense is finally rolling. And it's no surprise that they're breaking out at Great American Ball Park, a place that's just their style. Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots on Saturday, powering Chicago to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

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MLB-SCHEDULE Mets mash Phillies UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Mets' feast-or-famine offense was in complete feast mode on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) belted three home runs and two other Mets came within a triple of the cycle in a 14-4 clobbering of the Phillies.

Update on the latest in sports:

MLB-SCHEDULE Mets mash Phillies UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Mets' feast-or-famine offense was in complete feast mode on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) belted three home runs and two other Mets came within a triple of the cycle in a 14-4 clobbering of the Phillies.

LEADING OFF: Stroman coming off WBC MVP; Harvey, Tebow debut

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ HEAD START Marcus Stroman makes his season debut for Toronto after winning MVP honors with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic last month. Stroman was 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in three starts for the United States, including six dominant innings during an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the championship game.