LEADING OFF: Sanchez looks for another win for Blue Jays
A look at what's happening all around the majors Saturday:
Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez (9-1, 2.94 ERA) looks for his third straight win when he faces the Detroit Tigers. Sanchez, who turned 24 on July 1, is 3-0 with a sparkling 1.61 ERA in his last four starts. He hasn't lost since April 22 against Oakland.
Right-hander Julio Teheran, Atlanta's lone All-Star, has been cleared to make his regular start against the White Sox after being treated for an infection due to an ingrown hair on his right thigh. ''If everything goes well tomorrow and he feels good Sunday, he'll be available to pitch in the All-Star Game, I'm assuming,'' interim manager Brian Snitker said Friday. Teheran (3-7, 2.72 ERA) faces left-hander Jose Quintana (6-8, 3.06 ERA) in the second game of the series.
Logan Verrett starts in place of Matt Harvey when the New York Mets take on Max Scherzer and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Harvey is headed for season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and manager Terry Collins has said Verrett likely will get a chance to hold down that spot in the rotation. The right-hander is 3-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 23 appearances this season, including five starts. ''I know I'm not Matt Harvey, I'm Logan Verrett. My job is to pitch and however I can get in there and help the team is exactly what I'm going to do,'' Verrett said.
Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton is day to day after he bruised his right knee when he crashed into the outfield wall in the first inning of Friday night's game at Texas. The ball hit by Rougned Odor clipped off the edge of Buxton's glove and the bill of his cap before he ran into the padded wall. The impact broke his sunglasses into multiple pieces. Buxton was eventually taken off the field on a motorized cart, climbing into the front seat with help and without putting any pressure on his right leg.