• Former Tampa favorite Jonny Gomes returned to Tropicana Field with fond memories of his time in "the old green uniforms" and jacked a home run off the catwalk (MLB.com). Joked Gomez, "It was a good opportunity to show the Reds the guidelines on the catwalk." (St. Petersburg Times). Remarked ex-teammate James Shields, "He's one of the best clubhouse guys to have around. The memories of the celebrations in 2008 are great; he's a riot to be around. I remember him scoring the winning run in one game, and he ended up throwing his helmet to the top of the net there. It almost went into the crowd. That's one of my best memories of him." (Tampa Tribune)

• Trent Oeltjen, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn each crushed four hits, included a moonshot from Kemp (MLB.com), in a historic 25-hit effort. Every Dodger in the starting lineup collected a hit, a run and an RBI. (Los Angeles Times)

• Spotted: The Bucs bullpen kept it classy in tuxedo T-shirts (Twitter), and "the real Tony Plush" Nyjer Morgan met the real Spiderman in Times Square (Twitter). John Axford drew a self-portrait (Twitter), and Todd Coffey put 33 pieces of gum in his mouth as the Nationals bullpen officially declared Dubble Bubble and Bubble Yum joint winners of the Best Bubble Gum heavyweight title. (The Washington Post)

• Hitting the ball once wasn't enough for Troy Tulowitzki , so he hit this pitch twice. (MLB.com)

• Cubs players took some hacks in the batting cage with music superstar Nick Jonas. (Chicago Tribune)

• Adrian Beltre showed off his pearly whites and helped Dallas-area kids "strike out cavities" at a Building Smiles Together brush-a-thon. "It means a lot giving back to my community," said Beltre. "We want kids to think brushing their teeth is fun." (ESPN.com)

• According to Michael Cuddyer, "There is one thing that is in the fabric of the game as much as hits and outs -- one thing that has been involved with baseball since the beginning: music." (FOX Sports North)

Tweet of the Day: "Had a 1st here in Seattle (no not that kind) Was recognized on the street bc of Twitter. "Hey LoMo love ur Twitter!" Felt like @justinbieber." -- Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins)

Quote of the Day: "You don't have to be a Major League baseball player or an athlete or anything to be a good role model in your community. I think that's the biggest thing for all these kids. Being able to give back -- the feeling that you get, it's like nothing else. So, all these kids are great role models." -- Ryan Howard, who was joined by Phillies teammates Jimmy Rollins and Ben Francisco to help high school Action Team captains landscape and beautify a Camden, N.J., drug treatment facility. The project was featured by the "Perry's Principles" segment on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. (CNN.com)