David Ortiz doesn’t want the Robinson Cano treatment

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Robinson Cano denied Kansas City’s Billy Butler a spot in the Home Run Derby on Monday and paid dearly, getting booed all night by the Kauffman Stadium faithful. David Ortiz isn’t having of that.

Ortiz was voted in as the American League’s starting DH tonight, but he said he’ll take just one at-bat and then step aside so that Butler can enter the game.

It doesn’t really fit in with the whole “This time, it counts” motif, but then, a lot of the starters the game will be littered with backups later on anyway. Under normal circumstances, Ortiz would have been looking at two at-bats, instead of one.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.