LEADING OFF: Greinke vs Cards; Cole on a roll; Norris back
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday:
Zack Greinke starts as Los Angeles hosts St. Louis in the twilight at Dodger Stadium during the finale of a four-game series. He's seen a lot of the Cardinals over the years, facing them in three of the last four postseasons. Overall, he's 2-1 in five starts against the Cards in the playoffs.
COLE ON A ROLL
Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole (8-2), who has allowed only two earned runs while winning his last three starts, looks to extend his streak in Atlanta. The right-hander has never beaten the Braves despite a 2.57 ERA in two starts.
Giancarlo Stanton gets a few more swings at altitude in Denver, where he hit a 478-foot homer Friday night. Stanton and the Miami Marlins face Colorado Rockies right-hander Kyle Kendrick (2-7), who has had a hard time keeping the ball in the yard at Coors Field. Eight of the 15 home runs hit off Kendrick this season have come at home, where he is 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA in four starts.
Freddy Galvis tries to snap an 0-for-29 slide when Philadelphia faces Ryan Vogelsong (4-3) and the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. On the mound for the Phillies is Sean O'Sullivan, who has given up 20 hits and 11 runs in 11 1-3 innings over his last two starts.
Johnny Cueto (3-4) makes his second start since returning from elbow inflammation when the Cincinnati Reds host San Diego. Cueto gave up two runs in six innings of a 5-4 loss at Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Baltimore Orioles right-hander Bud Norris will be activated from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Cleveland Indians. Norris, who is 1-4 with a 9.88 ERA, came down with bronchitis last month and hasn't pitched since May 10.