Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Derik Hamilton
June 10, 2016

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



Jake Arrieta went nearly a full year without losing a game, but now the Cubs ace is trying to avoid a losing streak. Arrieta (9-1, 1.80 ERA) looks to bounce back from his first loss of the season when he faces the Braves. Arrieta struck out 12 batters in five innings in the Cubs' 3-2 loss to Arizona which ended his streak of 20 straight wins. Arrieta allowed no runs in a combined 13 innings while winning each of his two starts against the Braves last season.


Daniel Mengden makes his major league debut for Oakland in the second game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds, completing his fast rise through the Athletics' system. They obtained the 23-year-old pitcher from Houston as part of the deal for Scott Kazmir last July. He was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and didn't make it above Class A last season.


The Rays send RHP Chris Archer (4-7, 4.73) to the mound against Astros RHP Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.00) in the middle date of the three-game weekend series. Archer is 3-1 with a 0.80 ERA in five career starts vs. Houston and enters this one with a streak of 15 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Astros.


Brewers opening day starter Wily Peralta (3-7, 6.79) could be in danger of losing his spot in the rotation. The right-hander has struggled most of the year, and Matt Garza appears to be getting close to returning from a right back muscle injury. Peralta's latest chance to prove his case comes when he gets the start against the New York Mets.


The amateur draft wraps with rounds 11-40, ending the three-day event. Rounds 3-10 happened Friday, and a few familiar names were among those announced, including Craig Biggio's son, Cavan, and Rafael Palmeiro's son, Preston. Cavan Biggio, a Notre Dame infielder, went to Toronto in the fifth round, while Preston Palmeiro, a first baseman at North Carolina State, went in the seventh round to the Orioles.

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