LEADING OFF: Fernandez vs Cueto, Wacha rolling for Cards
A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:
JOSE VS JOHNNY
Miami sends ace Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.87) against San Francisco’s Johnny Cueto (13-3, 2.73) to open a seven-day, six-game homestand. Cueto has lost his last two decisions and is winless in his last four starts overall.
Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels (12-3, 2.89) will start the first of a two-game series in Colorado. Hamels is second in the AL in ERA and has the lowest road ERA in the AL at 1.90 in 12 starts. Tyler Anderson (4-3, 3.25) has won four straight decisions for the Rockies.
Michael Wacha (7-7, 4.35) tries to win his sixth straight decision when St. Louis hosts Cincinnati. Wacha has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 straight starts. Reds lefty Cody Reed (0-6, 7.30) is still searching for his first major league victory.
HOT AT HOME
Mariners righty Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7, 3.99 ERA) opens a three-game series against Detroit, the final set of a 10-game homestand. Iwakuma is 11-3 in his last 14 starts, and Seattle is coming off a three-game sweep of the Angels. Michael Fulmer (9-2, 2.42) hasn’t lost since June 17, a span of seven starts.
Brewers right-hander Zach Davies is scheduled for his 20th start of the season when he faces the Atlanta Braves in Milwaukee. Davies (9-4, 3.57) is 9-1 in 16 starts with a 2.86 ERA since starting the season 0-3.