Major League Baseball is doing the right thing at the wrong time — but it really had little choice.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Houston Astros (45-28, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (23-50, fifth in the AL East)
San Francisco Giants (47-26, first in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (36-37, fourth in the AL West)
Washington Nationals (34-36, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-36, third in the NL East)
Toronto Blue Jays (36-35, fourth in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (31-41, fifth in the NL East)
Boston Red Sox (44-29, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (43-31, second in the AL East)
Milwaukee Brewers (41-33, second in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (21-54, fifth in the NL West)
St. Louis Cardinals (36-37, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (31-42, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City Royals (33-38, third in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (38-34, third in the AL East)
Atlanta Braves (35-37, second in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (37-31, first in the NL East)
Colorado Rockies (30-44, fourth in the NL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (39-36, third in the AL West)
Oakland Athletics (45-30, second in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (26-47, fifth in the AL West)
Chicago White Sox (43-30, first in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (26-45, fifth in the NL Central)
Los Angeles Dodgers (44-29, second in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (44-32, third in the NL West)
PHOENIX (AP) — Burly slugger Daniel Vogelbach hobbled home on one leg when Arizona's defense fell asleep, and the Diamondbacks dropped back in…
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the sellout crowd of 42,667 on its feet in the ninth inning, right fielder Wil Myers chased down Justin Turner's slicing…
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants aren't showing any signs of slowing down.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked off the mound slowly after the first inning, expecting to be stopped by umpires searching for banned sticky…
SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. followed up his grand statement from last weekend with another game-winning swing for the Seattle Mariners.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hairy situation clearly miffed Max.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — As advertised, Wander Franco got off to a tremendous start for the Tampa Bay Rays with his production — and prediction.