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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda, currently scheduled to pitch Thursday at San Francisco, could have that outing delayed until Friday, manager Dave Roberts said. That would have the struggling pitcher lined up for the opener of a home series against the Phillies.

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Max Scherzer will take the mound for the Nationals on Sunday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN), and Zack Wheeler will do so for the Mets. Scherzer is undefeated in his last 13 starts vs. NL East opponents, while Wheeler has six career losses against the Nationals.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The return of OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) has been delayed after he was hit by a pitch in a rehab game at expended spring training. Gutierrez is still expected to play in minor league rehab games before he is activated later this week.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo hit his third home run in as many days, one shy of his career high for consecutive games with a long ball. The hit also extends his hitting streak to 12 games, tied for a career high. He has 4 HR and 4 doubles during the streak.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers recalled LHP Adam Liberatore from AAA Oklahoma City on Sunday and have optioned OF Brett Eibner back to OKC.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey just gave up his 5th HR of the season, to Scott Schebler of the Reds, tying him for 3rd most given up in the NL behind 4 other pitchers. Lackey has also given up at least one first inning run in all 4 of his starts this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon is as convinced as ever he's making the right decision having Kyle Schwarber lead off. And it's for the most obvious of reasons: "The more I see it the more I like it. The extra number of at-bats throughout the season. It's becoming more obvious."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Nats starter Max Scherzer has a streak of 44 starts throwing at least 90 pitches, the longest in the majors.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Mets, Nats a combined 1-for-44 against each other's bullpen in this series,with the only hit being Bryce Harper's 2B off Josh Smoker Friday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jason Heyward's progress at the plate even just since spring training.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Somebody send out the HR Derby invites: Giancarlo; Aaron Judge; Joey Gallo; Eric Thames; Bryce Harper; Mike Trout; Khris/Chris Davis; Trumbo

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist returns to the lineup after missing a few days with back tightness as the Cubs go for the sweep in Cincinnati on Sunday. Miguel Montero catches John Lackey with Jon Jay in CF.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Today's Top 10 from here: 1. Cubs 2. Orioles 3. Nationals 4. Astros 5. Rockies 6. Diamondbacks 7. Indians 8. NYY 9. BOS 10. MIA. Fire away.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about the importance of Kenta Maeda's fastball control and how the right-hander did not have it Saturday. Maeda gave up three of his career-high four HRs on fastballs.

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