Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Andrew A. Nelles
August 02, 2015

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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PRICE DEBUT

David Price (9-4) makes his Toronto debut as the Blue Jays begin a pivotal series against wild-card rivals Minnesota. Price is 7-0 with a 3.86 ERA in nine career starts at Rogers Centre. His opponent will be Twins RHP Ervin Santana (2-1).

BURNETT VISITS DOCTOR

Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett could find out if his troublesome elbow is going to put an end to his 17-year career a couple of months early. Burnett went on the DL Thursday and has said he will not have surgery if it's required to pitch again.

CENTRALLY SPEAKING

The Cubs are 10 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2008 season when they were 97-64, according to STATS. They take that record into a series against the NL Central rival Pirates. Chicago's Jon Lester (6-8) is coming off a 14-strikeout performance on July 29.

KIPNIS' SHOULDER

Indians All-Star Jason Kipnis could be headed to the DL with a sore shoulder. Cleveland management will meet to discuss a plan for the second baseman.

FOR TEXAS

Rangers RHP Colby Lewis has won three straight starts since the All-Star break. He takes on Lance McCullers and the Houston Astros in the opener of an all-Texas series.

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