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With Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg having mowed down the Padres on Friday and Saturday, the Nationals will turn in Sunday's series finale to Joe Ross (season high of seven strikeouts in his first start of the year, April 19 vs. the Braves).

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Brian Johnson joined Pedro Martínez as the only Red Sox pitchers in the divisional era (since 1969) to throw a nine-inning shutout in their Fenway Park debut (source: Elias Sports Bureau).

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Since Max Scherzer joined the Nationals in 2015, they've had five 15-strikeout performances from their starters, including Stephen Strasburg's outing Saturday. The other major league teams have combined for nine in that span, and the only other team with more than one is the Indians (Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco have one each).

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Chase Anderson has notched a career high 11 K's while no-hitting the D-backs, his former team. He's gotten six with fastballs at up to 96 mph, four more with curveballs, another with a change. The spread of stuff is as impressive as the velo.

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Orioles CF Adam Jones (left ankle, hip) isn't in the lineup on Saturday night vs. the Astros. Joey Rickard will play center and lead off.

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Stephen Strasburg sets a career high with his 15th strikeout. He has made 108 pitches today. His career high is 119 pitches, done twice (most recently May 5 at the Phillies). He made 118 pitches in his last start, Sunday at the Braves.

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White Sox 3B Todd Frazier (rest) isn't in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader vs. the Tigers. Matt Davidson will play third and bat fifth.

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Cardinals 1B Matt Carpenter (rest) will miss his first start this month on Saturday night vs. the Rockies. Jedd Gyorko will move over to first with Johnny Peralta starting in Gyorko's place at third.

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Stephen Strasburg has struck out 14 through six innings, tying his career high for a game (done twice before, including in his major league debut June 8, 2010, against the Pirates). The 14 strikeouts are tied for the most by a pitcher in a game this season with the Marlins' Dan Straily, who did it April 22 at the Padres.

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The Nationals' Stephen Strasburg has 11 strikeouts through five innings, matching his career high through five innings. The 11 strikeouts are tied for the second-most by a pitcher through the first five innings of a start this season, matching the Royals' Nathan Karns, against the Orioles on May 13.

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Ben Zobrist has a sore wrist but Joe Maddon says he's available off the bench. Ian Happ is starting at 2nd.

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Watch Ian Happ discuss his first ML start at second base which happens to be his natural position.

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The starters in the Cubs-Dodgers game have had success against their respective opponent. The Cubs' John Lackey is 6-4 with a 1.73 ERA in his career against the Dodgers, his lowest ERA against any opponent. The Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy is 1-1 with a 1.47 ERA in his career against the Cubs, his second-lowest ERA against any opponent.

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Mike Trout's first-inning home run against the Marlins was calculated at 456 feet. It's the sixth-longest homer of his career -- his first 450-footer since 2015, when he had a 471-foot shot at Coors Field.

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Bryce Harper's Memorial Day cleats pay tribute to military members who lost their lives in active service. es.pn/2rK2gBD

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Hall of Famer & former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, who died Fri. at 85, said in our Cooperstown interviews that neither Pete Rose nor any PEDs user should be inducted in the Hall, but that union head Marvin Miller ("he did more for changing the game than any other person") & Yankees owner George Steinbrenner should be in. "The Boss," Bunning said, was even "smart" in death: "He died in a year, 2010, that there is no estate tax...his estate could have been hit with $500 million in 2009 or $600 million in 2011."

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Ian Happ will get his first ML start at second base on Saturday as both Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez won't start against Brandon McCarthy of the Dodgers. Jon Jay is in CF and leads off while Kyle Schwarber bats second. Miguel Montero will catch for John Lackey.

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1B Wil Myers (rest) isn't in the Padres starting lineup Saturday vs. the Nationals. Yangervis Solarte gets the start at first base, Cory Spangenberg at second.