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Blue Jays’ Happ comes off DL to face Reds

A couple of pitchers will be making their returns Tuesday when the Toronto Blue Jays face the Cincinnati Reds. Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ will be returning to the rotation to make his first start since April 16 after recovering from elbow inflammat…

Giants-Nats game may feature tense atmosphere

All eyes will be on a pair of veteran pitchers Tuesday night when both the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants could have a motive for retaliation following a bench-clearing brawl on Monday. Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 2.90 ERA)…

As the Heat Rises in Houston, so do the Astros

The home stand didn’t start the way it was supposed to for the Astros. After an 0-3 start to the home thanks to the Indians, as well as Keuchel and McCann both going to the DL with injuries, things seemed to be going in the wrong direction for the ball-club. But as this sport goes, a season can change

Padres, Cubs starters try to prove themselves

Two pitchers seeking to get their careers planted firmly in the major leagues will be on the mound Tuesday at Petco Park. Right-handers Eddie Butler of the Chicago Cubs and Dinelson Lamet of the San Diego Padres started the season in Triple-A and were…

LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: BASEBRAWL Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland are certain to soon get penalized by Major League Baseball after their fight in San Francisco. Hit in the hip by a 98 mph heater, Harper charged the mound, flung

Royals catch break facing Verlander in K.C

The Kansas City Royals have Tigers ace Justin Verlander right where they want him — not pitching in Detroit. In four starts this season in Detroit, Verlander is 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA. On the road, Verlander is 2-3 with a 7.64 ERA in six starts.