Looking for win No. 14
(AP) — Detroit’s Max Scherzer failed to become baseball’s first 14-game winner of the season last night. This evening Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers gets his chance at home as L.A. entertains the Angels. Kershaw enters the game with a record of 13-2 with an amazing earned run average of just 1.71. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has 150 strikeouts on the season, sixth best in the National League.
The Dodgers start the day with a 1 ½ game lead over the Giants in the NL West, while the Angels are a game back of the Athletics in the American League West.
The Giants are in Milwaukee tonight to face the NL Central Division leading Brewers, while the Athletics are home to Tampa Bay. Milwaukee tops St. Louis by a game with Pittsburgh just 1 ½ games back in the Central. The Cardinals are home to the Red Sox tonight while the Pirates entertain Miami.
The National League East leading Washington Nationals open a series with the Mets tonight in D.C.
The AL Central leading Tigers resume their series in New York against the Yankees. The home team won last night 2-1 and this evening Dave Price makes his debut with the Motor City. He was acquired in a trade recently with Tampa Bay. Against the Yankees he has a lifetime record of 10-5 with a 3.66 earned run average.
The remaining games tonight feature the Reds in Cleveland for the second of two games against the Indians in northern Ohio. The teams shift to Cincinnati for games on Wednesday and Thursday. Houston is in Philadelphia tonight while the Blue Jays are home to the AL East leading Orioles, San Diego is at Minnesota, Texas is in Chicago to face the White Sox, the Cubs are at Colorado, KC is playing at Arizona and the Mariners are home to the Braves.