LEADING OFF: Stanton swats, Braves try again vs Bumgarner
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
A day after hitting two home runs - including another tape-measure shot - Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton gets to swing away against a familiar foe. Bartolo Colon starts for the Mets at Citi Field, and Stanton is 5 for 8 with two homers against the 42-year-old righty.
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner looks to win his fifth straight start against the Braves. The Giants lefty is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA facing them in that span. Atlanta newcomer Jonny Gomes has done well vs. Bumgarner in the past, going 6 for 8 with two home runs.
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Tyler Wagner will finally get to pitch in a home game - and it will come in his major league debut for Milwaukee. With Wily Peralta on the disabled list, the Brewers promoted the 24-year-old Wagner from Double-A Biloxi to start vs. Arizona at Miller Park. Biloxi has been on the road all season while waiting for its new stadium to open June 6. ''It was something I was looking forward to,'' he said. ''But I'm not complaining, at all.''
Houston hosts the White Sox, a day after severe storms caused minor flooding at Minute Maid Park. A few inches of water accumulated in a couple of concourses during Saturday's game, but play wasn't delayed.
Toronto signed catcher Russell Martin in the offseason for his leadership, his bat and his defensive skills. He's showing off his talent behind the plate this year, throwing out a majors-leading 18 runners trying to steal. He nailed two Twins on Saturday, and will see them again in the series finale at Target Field.
Red Sox righty Joe Kelly will try to get back into the win column when he starts at Texas. He began the year with a victory at Yankee Stadium, but has four losses and four no-decisions since then.