Apr 20, 2015 2:23 AM
LEADING OFF: Early riser at Fenway, Brewers try to end skid
The Associated Press
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
The Boston Red Sox play their annual Patriots' Day game, with the first pitch vs. Baltimore at 11:05 a.m. The Boston Marathon route runs a few blocks from Fenway Park while the game is in progress.
Off to the worst start in team history at 2-10, Milwaukee tries to stop a five-game losing streak when it hosts the Reds. Wily Peralta pitches for the Brewers. "We need somebody to come up and step up and throw a great ballgame or we need the offense to start clicking like we know it can and should be," manager Ron Roenicke said.
Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and lefty reliever Jerry Blevins are set to see a specialist, a day after bad breaks. D'Arnaud's right hand was cracked when he was hit by a pitch and Blevins' left forearm was fractured by a line drive vs. Miami. There's no timetable yet for their returns. The Mets have won eight straight going into Tuesday night's game against Atlanta.
CC Sabathia is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA this year, and hasn't won since last April 24. The Yankees left-hander made just eight starts in 2014 because of an injured right knee that needed surgery in July. He'll try again for that elusive victory when he pitches at Detroit, taking on a Tigers team that has the best record in the majors at 10-2.
HE'S AN ANGEL
The Los Angeles Angels have won the last 10 games in which Matt Shoemaker has pitched. He's 2-0 this year heading into his start against the visiting Athletics.
Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa is expected to be reinstated from the disabled list to make his season debut vs. San Diego at Coors Field. He was sidelined for most of spring training because of a groin injury.