MLB News & Moments You Should Know – June 13

Get caught up on everything you need to know from Monday's games

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

There was a short schedule Monday, with just eight games on the docket. MLB teams did their part to give us as much #content as possible, with half the games going into extras.

Today’s Headlines

Shohei Ohtani is Good at Baseball

Ohtani tied the game up against the Rangers in the 7th inning on Monday, then went yard again in the top of the 12th to break the tie and open the game up for the Angels, who would go on to win 9-6.

Ohtani joins Shohei Ohtani and Shohei Ohtani as the only three players with 20+ homers and 100+ strikeouts as a pitcher in a season.

All-Star Update

MLB released its first update to All-Star balloting on Monday, and Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr. are leading their respective leagues in voting. Seems about right.

Atlanta fans sure are showing up to vote!

Two Hot Teams Face Off…in Oakland?

The A’s won their MLB-leading sixth game in a row, over (checks notes)…the Rays. The gap in the two team’s run differentials entering Monday’s games was 334. The A’s have had the fourth-best team ERA in the majors over the span of their win streak.

The game comes on the heels of tonight’s “reverse boycott” of the A’s. If you’re attending a game tonight, consider showing your support for our fellow fans in Oakland!

Best Moments From Yesterday

Ibáñez Wins it with his Arm

In the top of the 10th, Atlanta found itself with one out and a runner at third. Eddie Rosario hit a fly ball to mid-left field, but Andy Ibáñez wasn’t ready to concede the lead just yet. Watch the throw, stay for the “yee-ahh bay-by! Let’s go Ibáñez!”

The double play was the difference, as Spencer Torkelson walked it off for the Tigers in the bottom of the inning.


The Cardinals placed reliever Ryan Helsley on the 15-day IL after experiencing right forearm tightness. He will first be eligible to return on June 25, but we’ll have to wait for more information for a more definitive timeline.

Jacob deGrom had successful surgery to repair his UCL according to Rangers manager Bruce Bochy. deGrom is expected to be out for at least a year to recover.

Trevor Story is expecting to return to the Red Sox infield by August, and may DH even sooner.

Articles You Should Read

John Fisher is redefining sports owner malpractice as he spitefully tries to move his Oakland A’s to Las VegasDayn Perry, CBS Sports (late on this one, but worth a read if you missed it the first time)

MVP and Cy Young Ballots through JuneDaniel Fox, Pitcher List

Fantasy Baseball Coverage

The List 6/12: Top 100 Starting Pitchers

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Week 11

Relief Pitcher Rankings

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts is a baseball columnist for Pitcher List. His work has been featured on Baseball Prospectus, the Hardball Times, and October. He's still getting used to the DH in the national league. @seanroberts.bsky.social

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