Catchers in spotlight as Angels square off with Brewers

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Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O’Hoppe knows that calling a good game for his pitcher is his top priority. However, the 24-year-old New York native arguably has been the Angels’ best hitter in 2024. O’Hoppe, who has played in 61 of the Angels’ 72 games this season, is expected behind the plate when the Angels oppose the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. O’Hoppe went 1-for-4 as the Angels beat the Brewers 5-3 on

Rockies shoot for rare success against Dodgers

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Nothing seems to bother the Los Angeles Dodgers when they play against the Colorado Rockies. Los Angeles has won 14 of its past 18 matchups with Colorado, including a 9-5 victory in Denver on Monday. The Dodgers will try to extend that trend when they face the Rockies in the second contest of a four-game series on Tuesday. The Dodgers will send right-hander Walker Buehler (1-4, 4.64 ERA) to face Rockies left-hander Austin Gomber (1-4,

Mets look to extend hot streak against Rangers

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The New York Mets are hotter than lava during an explosive six-game stretch in which their offense has produced three double-digit scoring outputs and the team’s first 20-hit effort since 2019. The Mets will look for another productive night on Tuesday and attempt to stretch their winning streak to a season-best seven games when they face the Texas Rangers in the middle contest of a three-game series at Arlington, Texas. New York was relentless with

Cubs’ Justin Steele, facing Giants, shoots to stop winless streak

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It would be difficult to find a major league pitcher more deserving of a victory this season than Chicago Cubs left-hander Justin Steele. Steele is scheduled to make his 10th start of the year for the Cubs on Tuesday night against the visiting San Francisco Giants, and the 28-year-old still is looking for his first win. Steele (0-3, 3.22 ERA) has been especially snakebit in his past four outings, giving up one run or none

With power stroke returning, Braves face Tigers again

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The Atlanta Braves will try to expand on their recent power surge when they host the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in the second contest of a three-game series. The Braves have hit 10 homers over the last four games. Ozzie Albies struck the game-winning solo home run in the eighth inning of Atlanta’s 2-1 win on Monday, the Braves’ fourth victory in five games. Atlanta tied a major league record with 307 homers in 2023

Pirates aim for back-to-back wins over Reds

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David Bednar has returned to form for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who aim to make it two straight wins over the visiting Cincinnati Reds when the teams meet on Tuesday. Bednar earned his 15th save when he retired the Reds in order in the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory on Monday. The two-time All-Star has converted 14 consecutive save opportunities after struggling to begin the season, when he had an 11.70 ERA through the end

Phillies shoot for offensive encore against Padres

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The Philadelphia Phillies clearly weren’t affected by a sub-.500 road trip. After dropping two of three apiece to the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, the Phillies returned home and blasted the San Diego Padres 9-2 with an 18-hit attack on Monday. The Phillies will look for another home victory when they face the Padres on Tuesday. Philadelphia’s Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, his 28th career multi-homer game, and drove in four runs

After taking opener in Toronto, Red Sox turn to Tanner Houck

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The visiting Boston Red Sox got a boost from their Canadians in the series opener. Now they will aim for a series victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Nick Pivetta, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, pitched seven effective innings and Tyler O’Neill of Burnaby, British Columbia, hit two solo homers in a 7-3 Boston victory on Monday that started the three-game series. The Red Sox will turn to right-hander Tanner Houck

Cards look to continue surge, clinch series in Miami

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The St. Louis Cardinals, winners of five of their past six games, will go for a third straight series victory on Tuesday night when they oppose the host Miami Marlins. St. Louis blew three leads on Monday but eventually beat the Marlins 7-6 in 12 innings. Despite the loss, Marlins manager Skip Schumaker didn’t lament the missed opportunities but rather lauded his club’s resiliency. “Our guys don’t quit — hell of an effort against Sonny

Royce Lewis’ sizzling return has Twins rolling into series with Rays

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Royce Lewis is making up for lost time with the Minnesota Twins. Lewis missed 58 games this season as he recovered from a severe right quadriceps injury sustained in the season opener. The third baseman returned June 4 and has shined at the plate ever since. The talented 25-year-old will look to maintain his hot streak when the Twins open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. “I love