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LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Severino in NYC, Bumgarner-Kershaw in LA

A look at what’s happening around baseball Monday: LAST RIDE The Subway Series finishes with a marquee matchup at Yankee Stadium. Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who leads the majors with a 1.77 ERA, faces Luis Severino, who tops the AL with 15 wins. The game is a makeup from a rainout last month. Yankees slugger … Continue reading LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Severino in NYC, Bumgarner-Kershaw in LA

LEADING OFF: Archer to make Pirates debut, Rays roll at home

Chris Archer makes his first start for the Pirates in what the team hopes could be the beginning of a long and productive stint in Pittsburgh. The Pirates acquired Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Pittsburgh also got closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers and drew praise around … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Archer to make Pirates debut, Rays roll at home

LEADING OFF: Dozier, Hamels, Archer settle in, Springer hurt

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: STARTING OUT Brian Dozier could make his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they host Milwaukee. The power-hitting Minnesota second baseman was traded Tuesday, shortly before the deadline for making deals without waivers. The defending NL champion Dodgers have revamped their infield in the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Dozier, Hamels, Archer settle in, Springer hurt

LEADING OFF: Archer, Beltre, ‘Cutch could go on deadline day

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: DEADLINE DAY Teams have until 4 p.m. EDT to swing a trade without waivers, meaning it could be the last chance for contenders to land some top targets. Will the Rays find a new home for Chris Archer? What about the Rangers and Adrian Beltre? Giants … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Archer, Beltre, ‘Cutch could go on deadline day

LEADING OFF: Newcomb faces fallout after offensive tweets

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: TWEET TROUBLE Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb will face the fallout from his tweets, a day after he apologized for racist, homophobic and sexist posts he put on social media as a teenager. The 25-year-old came within one strike of a no-hitter Sunday at SunTrust Park against … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Newcomb faces fallout after offensive tweets

LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: HAPPENING J.A. Happ makes his Yankees debut, three days after New York got him from Toronto in a trade for Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney. The 35-year-old lefty starts out at home against Kansas City. Happ has enjoyed success over Boston in his … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve

LEADING OFF: Hamels to Cubs, Escobar to Diamondbacks

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: FIRED-UP COLE Cole Hamels goes from last place to first place when he joins the Chicago Cubs during this weekend’s series at St. Louis. The Cubs got the left-hander Friday, trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas. Hamels … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Hamels to Cubs, Escobar to Diamondbacks

LEADING OFF: NL contenders square off, Britton joins Yankees

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: OCTOBER PREVIEW Several top teams in the National League are matched up against fellow playoff contenders. Arizona wraps up a four-game series at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs. Max Muncy and the Dodgers host Atlanta. And it’s Milwaukee in San Francisco to face rookie Dereck Rodriguez. … Continue reading LEADING OFF: NL contenders square off, Britton joins Yankees