Baseball standings (Reuters)

June 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the MLB on Sunday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. NY Yankees 26 25 .510 - 2. Tampa Bay 26 25 .510 - 3. Baltimore 23 26 .469 2 4. Toronto 23 29 .442 3 1/2 5. Boston 22 29 .431 4 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Minnesota 30 19 .612 - 2. Kansas City 29 19 .604 0 1/2 3. Detroit 28 24 .538 3 1/2 4. Cleveland 24 26 .480 6 1/2 5. Chicago White Sox 23 26 .469 7 WESTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Houston 31 20 .608 - 2. LA Angels 27 24 .529 4 3. Texas 26 25 .510 5 4. Seattle 24 26 .480 6 1/2 5. Oakland 20 33 . ...

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Despaigne leads Padres to 7-1 win over Pirates (The Associated Press)

Despaigne limited the Pittsburgh Pirates to one run in a career-high eight innings to lead the Padres to a 7-1 win Sunday night. Despaigne (3-3) held the Pirates scoreless through six innings before Gregory Polanco hit a solo homer off him in the seventh.

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Brewers-Cardinals Preview (The Associated Press)

The St. Louis Cardinals have won each of their last six series against the Milwaukee Brewers and virtually all signs point to that run continuing this week. The top team in the majors will also seek its seventh win in eight games Monday night against the team with MLB's worst record, who could also be weary after ending a seven-game skid. St. Louis (33-17) has taken 13 of 19 over Milwaukee (17-34) and won two of three in each of the two series this season, both in April.

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Bartolo Colon helps his own cause with an RBI double (Big League Stew)

There are some who believe the designated hitter should be universally adopted by both leagues. There are others, who just want to watch New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon do his thing at the plate. Colon, who has become everyone's favorite hitting pitcher, came through in a big way Sunday against the Miami Marlins. [Listen up! We've got Rays star Evan Longoria on this week's StewPod ] With the game knotted 1-1, and a man on second, Colon stepped to the plate in the second inning. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Colon knocked a run-scoring double off David Phelps to give himself the 2-1 lead. It was Colon's first extra-base hit of the season, and second extra-base hit of his career.  The run would come in handy. Though the Mets would pick up another run, Colon eventually allowed Miami to tie the game at three. The club was able to notch the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, giving Colon the win. It's a miracle any time Colon comes up with a hit, but we're going to be a little critical here. Had he run full steam out of the box, there's an outside chance Colon could have wound up with a triple. He's never hit one of those before. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] At the same time, a Bartolo Colon triple might be one of the first signs of the apocalypse. If the world ends, we don't get to see Colon hit anymore. When you put it that way, we're glad he settled for the double. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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Blue Jays-Nationals Preview (The Associated Press)

Jordan Zimmermann has been the Washington Nationals' most consistent pitcher behind Max Scherzer, giving his club a chance to win virtually every time out. The Nationals (28-22) have dropped four of five and were swept in three games by Cincinnati over the weekend. Washington relievers have recorded 27 1-3 innings over the last eight games.

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Baseball results (Reuters)

June 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) CINCINNATI 8 Washington 2 NY METS 4 Miami 3 Tampa Bay 9 BALTIMORE 5 Colorado 4 PHILADELPHIA 1 MILWAUKEE 7 Arizona 6 (17 innings) MINNESOTA 6 Toronto 5 Chicago White Sox 6 HOUSTON 0 ST. LOUIS 3 LA Dodgers 1 CHICAGO CUBS 2 Kansas City 1 (11 innings) TEXAS 4 Boston 3 OAKLAND 3 NY Yankees 0 Atlanta 7 SAN FRANCISCO 5 Cleveland 6 SEATTLE 3 (12 innings) LA ANGELS 4 Detroit 2 SAN DIEGO 7 Pittsburgh 1

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Cubs-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

Mother Nature helped Jason Hammel get an extra two days of rest, and the Chicago Cubs are hoping that's enough for him to resume what has been an excellent season. Hammel looks to remain consistent Monday night as he takes the mound for the visiting Cubs against the Miami Marlins.

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Colon uses arm, bat, becomes NL's top winner, Mets top Miami (The Associated Press)

Terry Collins has given shortstop Ruben Tejada chance after chance to secure a starting spot in the Mets' lineup. The manager finally thinks he's earned it - at third base, in place of injured David Wright. Tejada hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh inning Sunday to help make Bartolo Colon the NL's top winner this season, leading New York over the Miami Marlins 4-3.

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Baseball results (Reuters)

May 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) CINCINNATI 8 Washington 2 NY METS 4 Miami 3 Tampa Bay 9 BALTIMORE 5 Colorado 4 PHILADELPHIA 1 MINNESOTA 6 Toronto 5 Chicago White Sox 6 HOUSTON 0 ST. LOUIS 3 LA Dodgers 1 CHICAGO CUBS 2 Kansas City 1 (11 innings) TEXAS 4 Boston 3 OAKLAND 3 NY Yankees 0 Atlanta 7 SAN FRANCISCO 5

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LEADING OFF: Stanton swats, Braves try again vs Bumgarner (The Associated Press)

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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