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LEADING OFF: Mets’ deGrom faces Nats, Kershaw vs. Darvish

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


Jacob deGrom of the Mets is 1-1 with a 0.45 ERA, 35 strikeouts, and three walks in 20 innings going into a homestand opener against Washington and Erick Fedde (1-1). While deGrom has a 2.03 ERA in 79 starts since the 2018 season, New York is 37-42 in those games.


Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.19) starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of the big series at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres. Yu Darvish (1-1, 2.55) takes the mound for the Padres, who lost two of three last weekend in San Diego during the season’s first series between the NL West rivals.


Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will play in an intrasquad game, the next step on his return from two strained muscles that have delayed his Toronto debut. Springer signed a team-record $150 million, six-year deal with the Blue Jays this offseason but missed time in spring training, first because of a strained oblique and later because of a right quadriceps strain.

According to general manager Ross Atkins, the World Series MVP when Houston won its first title in 2017, Springer could return in this weekend’s road series against the Tampa Bay Rays.


Zack Greinke (2-1, 2,81) starts for the Houston Astros after allowing four hits over eight shutout innings to win at Seattle, a game in which he reached 2,700 strikeouts. Andrew Heaney (1-1, 5.65) starts visiting Los Angeles Angels.


Jorge López (1-2, 8.56) starts for the Baltimore Orioles against Oakland, coming off three starts in which he allowed five home runs in 13 2/3 innings. Cole Irvin (1-2, 4.60) starts for the visiting Athletics.


Cincinnati’s Sonny Gray (0-0, 4.15) seeks his first win at Busch Stadium, where he is 0-1 despite a 2.04 ERA in three starts. Kwang Hyun Kim (0-0, 9.00) starts for the Cardinals.


Left-hander Steven Matz (3-0, 1.47), coming off wins over Texas, the Los Angeles Angels, and Kansas City at the start of his first season with Toronto, starts at the rival Tampa Bay Rays, who go with Tyler Glasnow (2-0, 0.73).

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