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LEADING OFF: MLB strikeout leader Ray vs Rays newcomer Baz

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LEADING OFF: MLB strikeout leader Ray vs Rays newcomer Baz

A sight at what’s going down around the majors on Monday:

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Early Newspaper

CY YOUNG CONTENDER VS. DEBUTING PHENOM

Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray, competing with the Yankees’ Gerrit Cole for the AL Cy Young Award, leads the majors with 233 strikeouts, tops the AL with a 2.64 ERA and is 12-5 going into this start at Tampa Bay.

Shane Baz, who will likely be making his foremost league debut after pitching for the US at the Olympics, starts for Tampa Bay.

The Blue Jays preserve the second space within the AL wild-card scamper, 1 1/2 games earlier than the Yankees. The Rays lead the AL East.

Ray is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 10 starts since a July 21 loss to Boston.

Baz, a 22-one year-former upright-hander, used to be taken by Pittsburgh with the 12th overall make a choice within the 2017 amateur draft and grew to turn into the participant to be named within the 2018 exchange that despatched pitcher Chris Archer to the Pirates. Baz used to be 3-0 with a 1.76 in 10 starts following his promotion to Triple-A Durham.

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SWEET STARTS

Ranger Suárez has equipped a large enhance to the Phillies since entering into a starting role, and seems to be to manufacture on that success in opposition to the Orioles at Camden Yards.

After starting the season as a reliever, the 26-one year-former lefty joined the rotation in early August. Stretched out slowly, Suarez has a 1.03 ERA in nine starts, allowing ideal one home bustle in those 43 2/3 innings.

Overall, Suarez is 6-4 with a 1.50 ERA. He’s a large reason the Phillies are going into the final two weeks shut to the NL East-main Atlanta Braves.

HOME BREW

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers can clinch their first NL Central title since 2008 with even a fracture up of their four-sport series at home in opposition to St. Louis.

The Brewers’ magic quantity for a success the division is three. They’ve already sealed their fourth consecutive playoff berth Saturday.

Freddy Peralta (9-4, 2.69 ERA) starts the opener for Milwaukee. Jake Woodford (2-3, 4.30) pitches for the Cardinals, who preserve the second space within the NL wild-card scamper.

STREAKING

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón (12-5, 2.38) has received four straight starts for the second time this season because the AL Central leaders launch a series at Detroit.

Rodón (12-5, 2.38) is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two outings in opposition to the Tigers this one year. Radiant-hander Matt Manning (4-6, 5.75) starts for Detroit.

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LEADING OFF: MLB strikeout leader Ray vs Rays newcomer Baz