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LEADING OFF: Greinke goes for Houston, Yanks crush at Camden

A have a look at what’s taking place across the majors immediately:

ZEROED IN

Zack Greinke makes his Houston debut, becoming a member of an Astros rotation that’s on fairly a roll. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, newcomer Aaron Sanchez and the starters for the AL West leaders are 14-1 of their final 17 video games — the Astros held Seattle to a complete of seven hits in a three-game sweep over the weekend, together with a mixed no-hitter.

Greinke (10-4, 2.90 ERA) was acquired from Arizona on Wednesday. He’ll see a number of acquainted faces when he begins in opposition to Colorado at Minute Maid Park.

Trevor Story has hit 5 house runs off Greinke, tied with Carlos Gonzalez and Jason Giambi for probably the most in opposition to the right-hander. Rockies star Nolan Arenado, nevertheless, hasn’t homered in 75 at-bats vs. Greinke.

CAMDEN CRUSH

The Yankees have hit 32 house runs at Camden Yards this 12 months, probably the most by a visiting workforce at any stadium in a single season. New York hit 5, together with two by Mike Tauchman, in a 9-6 win Monday evening.

That broke the mark of 29 set by the Milwaukee Braves at Cincinnati’s Crosley Subject in 1957.

The Yankees’ whopping complete has are available solely eight video games — they play twice extra in Baltimore this week, going through the workforce that has yielded probably the most house runs within the majors. Total, the Yankees have received 13 straight video games at Camden Yards.

HE’S BACK

Mike Foltynewicz returns to the Atlanta rotation after getting demoted to the minors. He’ll begin in opposition to the AL Central-leading Twins at Goal Subject.

A 13-game winner and an All-Star for the Braves in 2018, he struggled to regain that kind after battling elbow hassle in spring coaching. He was despatched to Triple-A on June 22 after going 2-5 with a 6.37 ERA in 11 begins.

The Braves have struggled to fill the final spot of their rotation behind Dallas Keuchel, Mike Soroka, Max Fried and Julio Teheran. Foltynewicz is one in all six different pitchers who’ve began for Atlanta, a bunch that is gone a mixed 6-16 with a 6.73 ERA.

Foltynewicz will take the place of Kevin Gausman, who was claimed on waivers by Cincinnati. Gausman was 3-7 with a 6.19 ERA.

SPURRED ON

Jake Arrieta (8-8, 4.44 ERA) begins for the Phillies, seeing how the bone spurs in his proper elbow are feeling. He was pressured to go away his earlier outing within the fifth inning due to the nagging issues. Arrieta has thrown a complete of 19 2/Three innings in his final 4 begins.

Arrieta pitches at Arizona in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders. Mike Leake (9-8, 4.27) makes his first begin for the reason that Diamondbacks bought him final week in a commerce with Seattle.

NOW WARMING

The Cubs plan to take a closer-by-committee strategy after placing Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured checklist due to irritation in his proper knee.

Kimbrel is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 9 saves in 14 video games. He bought a late begin this 12 months after he finalized a $43 million, three-year take care of Chicago in June.

Supervisor Joe Maddon talked about Steve Cishek, who has 132 profession saves, Brandon Kintzler, rookie Rowan Wick and Kyle Ryan as potentialities to complete video games. Pedro Strop is also progressing after happening the IL with neck tightness.

The NL Central leaders additionally shall be with out All-Star catcher Willson Contreras for 4 weeks due to a strained proper hamstring. He’s batting .275 with 19 homers and 57 RBIs in 87 video games.

The Cubs are internet hosting Oakland this week.

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Extra AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports activities




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