LEADING OFF: Greinke's shutout streak, King Felix vs Yankees
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
Dodgers ace Zack Greinke takes a shutout streak of 35 2/3 innings into his start at Washington. He gave a home run to Mike Trout leading off the All-Star Game, but those stats don't count in the regular season. Greinke leads the majors with a 1.39 ERA. Orel Hershiser set the big league record for the longest scoreless streak at 59 innings in 1988.
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Felix Hernandez has looked like visiting royalty at the newest version of Yankee Stadium, going 5-1 with a 1.37 ERA. There is one player who gives King Felix trouble, though: Mark Teixeira is 20 for 66 (.303) with six homers and 13 RBIs overall against the Seattle ace.
Cole Hamels could be making his final home start for Philadelphia when he faces the Marlins. At 5-7, the lefty is trying for his first win since May 24. The last-place Phillies figure to field plenty of inquiries about the 2008 World Series MVP before the July 31 trade deadline.
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The Pirates might find out how Francisco Liriano is feeling after the left-hander was scratched minutes before his Saturday night start at Milwaukee because of neck tightness. Liriano had made all 18 of his previously scheduled starts this season.
Miami right-hander Jarred Cosart will be examined by a doctor in New Orleans because of recent dizziness while pitching. He went on the disabled list in May with vertigo.