Jul 3, 2016 9:58 PM
LEADING OFF: Porcello, Urias, Harvey, Moore featured on 4th
The Associated Press
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Boston's Rick Porcello (9-2) looks to remain unbeaten this season at Fenway Park when Boston hosts Texas. Porcello is 6-0 in seven home starts.
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Julio Urias (1-2), the Los Angeles Dodgers' 19-year-old left-hander, makes his eight big league start Monday against Baltimore, his first interleague outing. Urias is 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his last five starts, striking out 34 in 25 1/3 innings.
Right-hander Matt Harvey (4-10) starts Monday afternoon for the New York Mets against the Miami Marlins. Harvey's 10 losses are a career high, top the NL and are the second-most among major league pitchers behind the Rays Chris Archer (11).
BEEN A LONG TIME
Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore (4-5) faces the Los Angeles Angels for the first time since September 2013, when the Rays begin a four-game series Monday. Moore is 3-0 with 1.52 ERA in four starts against the Angels.
Neither the Atlanta Braves nor the Miami Marlins were complaining about a quick turnaround to 4:05 p.m. EDT games Monday. The Braves and Marlins played Sunday night at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a sprawling U.S. Army post home to 55,000 service members, in an Independence Day-related thank-you to the troops. Atlanta plays at Philadelphia on Monday while the Marlins visit the New York Mets. Miami OF Christian Yelich — whose younger brother is in the Marines — called playing before the troops "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" that "is going to be something that we remember for a long time."