LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bash

Tue Jul 16 1:00am ET
By The Associated Press

Players: Andrew Cashner, Lance Lynn, Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger runs on his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout follows through on a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout jokes with teammates in the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, third from left, hits a home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Edubray Ramos during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Alex Verdugo (27), Cody Bellinger (35) and Joc Pederson (31) celebrate after Verdugo's two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Yacksel Rios during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Boston, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:

NEW SOX

Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors. He has gone at least six innings in his last five outings and has a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of June. ''This is the World Series champs. It's a chance to help these guys get to where they want to go,'' Cashner said. ''I'm definitely looking forward to the race. It's something I haven't been in, really.''

CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

Cody Bellinger, now with the most home runs in the majors, tries to add to his total as the Dodgers (63-33) - with the top record in the majors - look for another big outburst in Philadelphia. Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard ''M-V-P'' chants throughout the night Monday in Philly as Los Angeles cruised to a 16-2 rout. Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers to pass reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for the big league lead and entertained a large group of Dodgers fans who nearly turned it into a home game for Los Angeles. ''We're in Philadelphia. We shouldn't have that many fans here. That was pretty cool,'' Bellinger said.

FISH STORY

Mike Trout hopes to return to the lineup when the Angels host AL West-leading Houston in the second game of their series. Trout left Sunday's win over Seattle early due to right calf tightness, though the injury didn't look serious. The two-time MVP was scheduled for an MRI and didn't start Monday night.

LUCKY 13

The surprising big league leader in wins is Texas right-hander Lance Lynn (12-4, 3.69 ERA), who goes for No. 13 when the Rangers host the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lynn is 8-0 at home after signing a $30 million, three-year contract with Texas as a free agent in December.

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