A preview of what’s happening around the majors on Sunday:
Susan G. Komen and Major League Baseball are teaming up in the fight against breast cancer, and Komen’s “Share a Moment With Mom” campaign will launch a Mother’s Day video on Sunday. The video will be posted on social media and the organization’s website. It will also appear in stadiums and feature players such as Pete Alonso, Tim Anderson, Carlos Correa, Carlos Rodón and Mike Trout with their mothers.
After rain wreaked havoc on the baseball schedule this weekend, there are 18 games on the schedule, including three doubleheaders.
Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies host the New York Mets, Cedric Mullins and the Baltimore Orioles host the Kansas City Royals, and Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees host the Texas Rangers in all three twinbills.
It comes after six postponements on Friday and three more on Saturday. The Rangers are making their only scheduled trip to face the Yankees this season, and the same goes for the Royals in Baltimore. After the doubleheaders on Sunday, these two series now extend until Monday.
George Kirby, baseball’s fifth right-handed pitching prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is making his big league debut for the Seattle Mariners against Tampa Bay.
Kirby was competing with Matt Brash for the last spot in the rotation during spring training. Now Brash is going to be converted into a reliever.
The Mariners won Kirby in the first round of the 2019 draft. He started the season at Double-A Arkansas, where he went 2-0 with a 1.82 ERA in five starts.
HELP ON THE WAY
Oakland outfielder Ramón Laureano is eligible to return from his 80-game drug suspension. Director of athletics Mark Kotsay said he was heading to Minnesota on Saturday to join the team. Laureano played 10 games with Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Cellar A’s have lost eight straight before their game against the Twins. Minnesota leads the AL Central but could face a miss after star outfielder Byron Buxton left Saturday’s game with a right hip tightness.
ON A ROLL
Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have won six in a row – the last three by one against the Tigers. Houston now goes for a four-game sweep of Detroit.
Miguel Cabrera and Dusty Baker both hit milestones on Saturday. Baker won his 2,004th game as manager, passing Bruce Bochy for 11th on the career list. Cabrera doubled in the third inning, joining Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols as the only players with at least 3,000 hits, 500 homers and 600 doubles.
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