LEADING OFF: Rays try for 9th win in row, Ohtani ailing

Matt Duffy, Denard Span, C.J. Cron, Carlos Gomez
The Associated Press

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday:


The resurgent Rays try for their ninth straight win when Matt Andriese starts at Fenway Park. Tampa Bay has its longest success streak since taking nine in a row in July 2014. Rick Porcello (4-0, 1.93 ERA) pitches for Boston.


Japanese star Shohei Ohtani was out of the starting lineup for the Angels on Saturday night against the Yankees because of a sprained left ankle. The two-way player hurt himself trying to beat out a grounder on Friday night.


The Dodgers will monitor right fielder Yasiel Puig, a day after he hurt his hip and foot when he ran into a wall chasing a foul ball. Puig left the game in San Francisco, and said his foot was the bigger concern. … Nationals third baseman 3B Anthony Rendon (toe contusion) is eligible to come off the disabled list.


The Brewers must decide by Sunday whether to call up lefty Wade Miley. He signed a minor league deal with the Brewers and has been slowed by a groin problem. He struck out 11 for Double-A Biloxi this weekend.


The Diamondbacks are the first NL team since the 1907 Cubs to win their first nine series in a season. They’ll go for a sweep in Washington when Robbie Ray (2-0, 5.13 ERA) pitches against Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 3.04). … Odubel Herrera of the Phillies has reached base in a career-best 28 straight games. … Kansas City’s Jorge Soler has walked in nine straight games, the longest string in the majors this season.