Detroit Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, and relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrate the Tigers' 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Charles Rex Arbogast
July 23, 2016

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



AL Central-leading Cleveland plays its final regular-season game against AL East-leading Baltimore. Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (9-8, 3.42) threw seven scoreless innings in a 7-3 loss to Kansas City his last time out. Baltimore counters with Vance Worley (2-1, 3.16), who is making his second start since returning to the rotation for the first time since April. He allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Yankees.


Cardinals right-hander Mike Mayers makes his major league debut in primetime against the Dodgers. Mayers was a third-round pick in 2013 and is not considered among the team's top prospects, but the 24-year-old has a 2.94 ERA with Triple-A Memphis this season. Los Angeles will pitch Scott Kazmir (8-3, 4.30), who threw seven innings of one-run ball in an 8-4 win over Washington in his last start.


The Aug. 1 deadline for non-waiver trades is approaching, but don't expect much action coming from Detroit. Tigers general manager Al Avila said Saturday that his squad will likely stand pat because ''this is a team that can get us into the playoffs.'' He also praised manager Brad Ausmus, but said he'll wait until the end of the season to address Ausmus' 2017 contract option or a possible extension.


Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello (12-2, 3.47 ERA) looks to increase his record to 10-0 in starts at Fenway Park this season when Boston hosts the Twins in the finale of a four-game series. Porcello would be the first Red Sox pitcher in 55 years to begin a season 10-0 in Fenway starts. Don Schwall was the last, and he pitched only two seasons with the Red Sox and had just 15 career wins in the ballpark. Lefty Tommy Milone (3-2, 4.71) is slated to start for Minnesota.


Top Rays prospect Blake Snell (2-4, 3.11) looks to build off his best big-league start yet when Tampa Bay faces Oakland. The 23-year-old left-hander held Colorado to one hit and no runs over six innings at Coors Field on Tuesday for his second straight quality start. Oakland counters with another former Rays prospect, right-hander Jesse Hahn (2-4, 6.49).


Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ (12-4, 3.43) tries to stay hot in a matinee against Seattle. Happ is 6-0 in seven starts since his most recent loss, June 6 at Detroit, and his next victory will be his career-high 13th. Lefty Wade Miley (6-7, 5.36) throws for the Mariners.


Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton tries to add to his stretch of hits and steals. He singled in his first at-bat on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks and stole second, his 31st steal of the season. Hamilton has hit safely in his last six games, stealing at least one base in four of them.


Miami's Ichiro Suzuki grounded out as a pinch hitter to end the eighth inning Saturday night and remained four hits shy of 3,000.

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