A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:
RAYS OF HOPE
Tampa Bay hopes for good news on second baseman Logan Forsythe and Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Kiermaier after both left Friday night’s loss following a fourth-inning collision. The team said Kiermaier has a head bruise and underwent concussion tests. “More of it hit around my jaw,” he said. “I’m not dizzy or have any of the symptoms.” Forsythe has a bruised left hip and lower leg. “I think it could have been a lot worse,” said Forsythe, who is day to day.
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta (2-0, 1.93 ERA) faces Trevor Story and the visiting Rockies. Story, the rookie shortstop who leads the majors with seven homers, went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts Friday in his first game at Wrigley Field, but Colorado won its third straight game.
TEX AND THE KING
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (0-1, 0.69 ERA) is looking for his first win and some run support. He is 5-1 with a 1.38 ERA in eight starts at the new Yankee Stadium. Mark Teixeira has hit six home runs off him, the most by any batter vs. King Felix.
Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo (1-0) returns home to Texas to face the Rangers. Gallardo went 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA over 33 starts last year in his only season with Texas, then became a free agent and turned down a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Rangers. He signed a $22 million, two-year deal with Baltimore.
New ace David Price (1-0) pitches for the Red Sox against hard-hitting Toronto. Price was moved up a day to get back on a regular five-day turn. He looks to bounce back from a rough home opener when he gave up five runs in five innings. Marco Estrada (1-0) goes for the Blue Jays after throwing seven shutout innings against Boston on Sunday.
Johnny Cueto (2-0) starts for San Francisco at Dodger Stadium against Los Angeles lefty Scott Kazmir (1-0) in a matchup of free agent signees who are new to their NL West teams.