Nightly 9: Chris Sale spoils Carlos Correa's debut, strikes out 14 to give Astros fifth straight loss

Baseball Each night we’ll provide you with the nine top story lines from the day’s action, beginning with the stars of the day, and look ahead to the next day’s matchups.Thanks to instant replay, Carlos Correa’s major league debut was somewhat successful. After being promoted by the Astros on Sunday, Houston’s top prospect beat out an infield single in the fourth inning to tie the game and earn his first career hit and RBI in Monday’s loss to the White Sox. Though Correa was initially ruled out, the Astros successfully challenged the call and it was overturned.MORE: to reevaluate fan safety after Fenway incident | Royals fans vote early, often for All-Stars But it was Chris Sale who ultimately spoiled Correa’s coming-out party. Sale held the Astros to one run in eight innings while striking out a season-high 14 batters. After starting slowly this season, he now boasts a 3.04 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP and a 93:17 K:BB ratio over 74 innings this season. Correa finished 1 for 4 with an RBI. The loss extended the Astros’ losing streak to a season-high five games.Here are more highlights from Monday’s games:Impact playersC — Nick Hundley, Rockies: Hundley went 2 for 5 with two RBIs as Colorado crushed St. Louis.1B — Chris Colabello, Blue Jays: After capping a dramatic victory with a walkoff single Sunday to complete the Blue Jays’ three-game sweep of the ailing Astros, Colabello extended his hitting streak to 18 games in Monday’s win over the Marlins. He went 1 for 5 with an RBI single.2B — DJ LeMahieu, Rockies: LeMahieu had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored in five at-bats as the Rockies stomped the Cardinals. He now has three home runs, 27 RBIs and 27 runs scored in 214 plate appearances this season.SS — Zack Cozart, Reds: Cozart went 3 for 4 with an RBI double and a solo home run as the Reds took down the Phillies. He has eight homers and 25 RBIs on the season.3B — Todd Frazier, Reds: Frazier singled three times with an RBI and a run scored in four at-bats in Monday’s win over the Phillies. He’s hitting .282/.356/.587 with 16 home runs, 36 RBIs, 37 runs scored and six stolen bases.OF — Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: Despite Miami’s ugly loss to Toronto, Stanton doubled twice and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats. He is now tied with Bryce Harper for the major league home run lead with 19.DH — Kendrys Morales, Royals: Morales hit a two-run home run as the Royals topped the Twins. He now has seven homers and 41 RBIs this season.SP — David Hale, Rockies: Hale earned an impressive win over the Cardinals, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings as the Rockies cruised to an 11-3 victory. Hale did allow two home runs, but fanned seven batters as he improved to 2-0 with a 4.12 ERA.Key injuriesCardinals outfielder Matt Holliday exited Monday’s game against the Rockies with a right quad strain. He will be further examined Tuesday.Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner left Monday’s game against the Diamondbacks after fouling a ball off his leg. He initially stayed in but was taken out after apparently becoming too sore.Surprise performersGood: Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson. Despite two rain delays, Nelson tossed six shutout innings to pick up a win against the Pirates in his best start over the past several weeks. He lowered his ERA to 4.05 and his WHIP to 1.21 WHIP. His K:BB ratio is a solid 67:28 over 73 1/3 innings.Bad: Marlins left-hander Brad Hand. He failed to get out of the first inning in his start at Toronto, surrendering six runs on six hits and a walk and recording just two outs.Web gemsCorrea ended the eighth inning with a tremendous spinning throw to rob Adam Eaton of a hit.Oh you fancy, huh? pic.twitter.com/fkJvzTaeq6— GIFS (@GIFs) June 9, 2015Facts of the dayThe spotlight was on shortstops as the Draft began Monday.For the 1st time in #Draft history, a SS was selected with each of the first 3 picks pic.twitter.com/ELGZquEDSu— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 8, 2015Sale became the first pitcher in White Sox history to strike out at least 10 batters in four consecutive starts.Chris Sale last 4 starts vs Twins 10 K at Orioles 12 K at Rangers 13 K vs Astros 14 K— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 9, 2015Craig Kimbrel became the first pitcher to record 200 saves in the first six seasons of his career after closing out the Padres’ win Monday against the Braves.ReactionsCorrea had a solid support system for his

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big night.#TeamCorrea strong in Chicago for Carlos Correa’s debut tonight. #Astros pic.twitter.com/G1lfNkzIot— #VoteAstros (@astros) June 8, 2015″It’s great joining a team that’s winning,” Correa said after his debut, via .com. “Winning is fun. It’s the best thing ever. So when you come to a team that’s already winning, you just want to help contribute, and there’s not much pressure on you because this is a great team.”Off the fieldThe Diamondbacks selected shortstop Dansby Swanson with the first overall pick of the 2015 Draft. He became the second Vanderbilt player to go No. 1 overall; David Price was selected first in 2007.The Astros called up pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez. He is scheduled to start Wednesday against the White Sox. Velasquez went 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA in five starts at Double-A Corpus Christi.Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (elbow) began his rehab assignment with Single-A Visalia on Monday.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is confident first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) will return to the lineup against the Marlins on Tuesday.Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was not in the starting lineup against the Brewers. He has battled knee soreness throughout the season and aggravated the injury on a swing Sunday against the Braves.ScoresAmerican LeagueWhite Sox 3, Astros 1Royals 3, Twins 1National LeagueReds 6, Phillies 4Brewers 2, Pirates 0Padres 5, Braves 3Rockies 11, Cardinals 3Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 3InterleagueBlue Jays 11, Marlins 3A look aheadThe three best games Tuesday (all times Eastern):Brewers (20-37) at Pirates (31-25), 7:05 p.m.: Expect the Pirates to be motivated after stranding nine baserunners in Monday’s rain-soaked shutout loss at home. Francisco Liriano (3-4, 3.24 ERA) will aim to get the Pirates back on track and even the series against the rival Brewers.Marlins (24-34) at Blue Jays (29-30), 7:07 p.m.: After routing the Marlins on Monday for their sixth consecutive win, the Blue Jays will look to keep hot streak alive as they send Mark Buehrle (7-4, 4.35 ERA) to the mound against Miami’s Dan Haren (6-2, 3.18 ERA).Diamondbacks (27-29) at Dodgers (32-25), 10:10 p.m.: The Diamondbacks couldn’t overcome an eight-run outburst by the Dodgers that spanned the fourth and fifth innings Monday. Arizona will try to avoid a three-game losing streak Tuesday with the help of Robbie Ray (1-0, 0.82 ERA).