LEADING OFF: Fulmer chases Gibson, deGrom seeks win streak
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Michael Fulmer (8-2, 2.17) tries to extend his historic run when Detroit faces Cleveland. The rookie right-hander is the first Tiger since at least 1913 to allow one run or fewer in eight straight starts. Only one pitcher has done better in the majors since 1913 - Bob Gibson had 11 consecutive such starts with St. Louis in 1968 when he won the NL Cy Young Award and was named Most Valuable Player. The Tigers are 0-11 against the Indians this season.
GO FOR TWO
After finally getting a victory his last time out, right-hander Jacob deGrom (4-4, 2.62) tries to start a winning streak when the Mets host the Marlins. DeGrom went 10 starts between wins before beating the Cubs 10-2 last Friday. His control has been exceptional of late - he's walked one or fewer in five straight starts - and he entered Tuesday seventh in the NL in ERA. Miami counters with lefty Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.34).
The Royals are without yet another 2015 All-Star after Wade Davis went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right forearm. The star closer is 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 19 saves in 30 games this season, and he joins Mike Moustakas (right knee) and Lorenzo Cain (left hamstring) on the DL. Righty Marcus Stroman (6-4, 5.08) pitches for Toronto in the series finale. He allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings against Cleveland in his most recent start after allowing 38 earned runs in his previous eight outings.
Cubs right-hander Adam Warren (3-1, 4.56) makes his first start this season after going to the minors in late June to stretch out. Warren was acquired in the offseason from the Yankees for infielder Starlin Castro, and he had success as a starter in New York, going 7-6 with a 3.98 ERA in 20 outings. The Reds will send out Anthony DeSclafani (2-0, 1.78), who has dominated through five starts after missing the beginning of the season with an oblique injury.