A look at what’s happening today in the majors:
Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt could mark the longest batting streak of his career if he succeeds in both games of a double day-night game at Wrigley Field.
Goldschmidt homered to extend his lead to 25 games while St. Louis defeated the Chicago Cubs on Friday 14-5. The six-time All-Star had a series of 26-game batches with Arizona in 2013.
Goldschmidt has 10 homers and 36 RBIs in his last 22 games, a stretch that began on May 11th.
The Cubs plan to start a couple of rookies in the twinbill. Matt Swarmer is lined up for the first game and Caleb Kilian, acquired from San Francisco last season in the deal sent by 2016 National League MVP Kris Bryant to the Giants, will make his Major League debut.
JUBILEE FOR KINGS
Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers and members of the 1972 Oakland A’s will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their World Series championship before the Athletics host Boston.
Series MVP Gene Tenace, Vida Blue and Campy Campaneris also attend the festivities.
The team then won 3-2 in Game 7 in Cincinnati, starting a three-game winning streak.
In their second game since they fired coach Joe Girardi, the Philadelphia Phillies welcome back Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels.
Girardi paid the price on Friday for the miserable start of Philadelphia, becoming the first major league coach to lose his job this year. Bank coach Rob Thomson was appointed interim manager for the rest of the season and came out on the right foot with a 10-0 win over the Angels.
“We were all very excited about him,” Phillies hitter Bryce Harper said.
Los Angeles lost nine in a row, its worst drop since the 11-game drought in 2016. The Angels had won 12 in a row against the Phillies.
Zack Wheeler (3-3, 3.16 ERA), the National League May pitcher, starts with Philadelphia against Michael Lorenzen (5-2, 3.19).
Trea Turner tries to take his batting streak to 27 games when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the New York Mets.
Tony Gonsolin, Tyler Anderson and the Dodgers kept New York to a career by winning the first two games of a four-game series between the top two teams in the National League. Walker Buehler (6-1, 3.22 ERA) pitched for Los Angeles against left-hander David Peterson (2-0, 3.03).
San Francisco right-hander Logan Webb is 4-0 with a 3.92 ERA in his last seven outings in his Miami outing.
In his last outing, Giants coach Gabe Kapler congratulated Webb after eight innings and 98 pitches on Sunday. But Webb then convinced Kapler to let him try out for his first full game in the big league.
Philadelphia’s Kyle Schwarber hit a homer early in the ninth, Webb was eliminated and San Francisco won by 10 innings.
Pablo Lopez (4-2) is the starter of the Marlins.
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