A look at what’s happening around majors today:
Washington star Juan Soto is being checked after being knocked out early with a left calf injury.
The 23-year-old bent down and pointed to his left leg after taking a right-handed throw in the third inning against Miami. He was taken out after getting involved in the rundown at the fourth.
Soto left Nationals Park to get an MRI.
“We’ll re-evaluate it and see what happens,” said manager Dave Martinez.
Soto, the face of the franchise, is trying to sign a long-term contract. He has 15 home runs and 33 RBI this season, along with a 0.382 base average and 0.449 slowdown.
“Oh yeah, it’s terrifying, obviously,” said Josh Bell, the Nationals’ first policeman. “Fingers crossed that’s not a thing either, and it takes a long time. We’ll see. I know he’ll probably get results here soon. I know we’re all holding our breath for it. I think time will tell.”
The Nationals get off to an early start, hosting Marlins at 11:05 a.m.
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The Red Sox will see how Xander Bogaerts feels, a day after he received seven stitches in his left thigh due to a blunt wound.
The All-Star left three times in the second half with a rip after Wilson Contreras slipped from the Cubs to him while he was caught stealing second at Wrigley Field.
Bogarts said he didn’t think Contreras meant to harm him, and he didn’t mean to block the base where Contreras was arriving.
“I know he probably didn’t do it on purpose. And since my feet are in this position, they shouldn’t be there either.”
Bogaerts hits .318 enters Boston’s opening series at Fenway Park against Tampa Bay.
Looking back, it looked as if every big team played two heads on the Fourth of July. Kovacs and Dresdale would be the go-to for the Dodgers or Palmer and McNally for the Orioles or the Sevres and Cosman for the Mets.
Well, that isn’t the case anymore.
But, like it or not, the Cleveland Guardians are keeping up the tradition of the Twin Bill.
The Guardians will play another double-header, already seventh this season and third in six days, when they face the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Zach Plessak (2-5, 3.86) will start the opener against Detroit freshman Garrett Hill, in his first major league appearance. Cleveland left-footed Conor Pilkington (1-1, 4.31) starts Game Two against RHB Alex Faido (1-4, 4.84).
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies are scheduled to be shut down on July 4 for the first time since 1916.
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Toronto’s Alec Manoah (9-2, 2.09 ERA) had the chance to tie the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Jonesulin and the Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander to top the major league in wins when he started with the Blue Jays in the opener. Journey to Auckland game.
Manoah is third in the MLS in the ERA, but has 6.55 ERAs in two runs to start against athletics, allowing for eight runs in 11 innings.
Rocky is struggling
Cincinnati’s right-handed Hunter Green is 0-2 with a 6.33 ERA in four games since he played seven playoffs for one-hit ball to defeat Arizona on June 7. Opening series at home against Pete Alonso and NL East Major Mets.
Green will try to avoid becoming the third bowler to lose by double digits this year after Washington’s Joan Addon (1-11) and Patrick Corbin (4-10).
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