And That Happened: Monday's scores and recaps

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Only two games? Hardly worth the effort.

Brewers 14, Indians 12:
I started to watch this one, but eventually realized that life is too
short to watch ugly baseball. I do wonder, however, how Ben Francisco,
Jhonny Peralta and Mike Cameron feel about going a collective 0-13 on a
night when the pitchers couldn’t get anyone else out.

Angles 9, Giants 7:
Another pitching-free game. I wonder if the four teams playing last
night decided that they needed to score enough for all 30. Oh, and
remember those 11 minutes at the beginning of the season when we
thought that Barry Zito had finally figured it out? Yeah, guess not:
3.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER.

Blue Jays place Aaron Sanchez on 10-day disabled list

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The Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a contusion in his right index finger, per a team announcement on Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to Friday. In a corresponding move, righty Marcus Stroman was activated from the DL (right shoulder fatigue) and will take the mound for the Blue Jays at 9:07 PM ET tonight.

Sanchez, 25, is in his fifth season with the club. He hasn’t looked his sharpest so far this year, going 3-5 in 15 starts with a career-worst 4.52 ERA, 5.1 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 through 79 2/3 innings. It’s not yet clear how long he’ll be sidelined, though he could miss as little as one turn in the rotation before returning to the roster in the next week or two.

Sanchez isn’t the only struggling starter in Toronto’s rotation, either. Per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, the team placed southpaw Jaime Garcia on the DL (right shoulder tenderness) as well, with lefty reliever Tim Mayza scheduled to take his spot on the roster. In 13 starts this season, Garcia carried a 2-6 record, 6.16 ERA, 4.5 BB/9 and 8.2 SO/9 over 61 1/3 innings. Any further decisions pertaining to the rotation — including Tuesday’s starter against the Astros — have yet to be publicly addressed.