LEADING OFF: La Russa faces Playing cards, Turnbull subsequent after no-no

Chicago White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa will see loads of acquainted faces when his AL Central leaders host his longtime crew, the St. Louis Cardinals

A take a look at what’s taking place across the majors at the moment:


White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa will see loads of acquainted faces when his AL Central leaders host his longtime crew, the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 76-year-old Corridor of Fame skipper guided the Cardinals from 1996-2011, reaching the playoffs 9 instances and successful two World Sequence championships. Out of the majors for almost a decade, he returned to the dugout this season with Chicago.

La Russa sounded wanting to see Playing cards catcher Yadier Molina and the remainder of the Redbirds and their traditional uniforms.

“I believe it’s the common sense stuff, it’s you acknowledge the birds with the bat,” La Russa mentioned Sunday. “There are guys there, a number of guys that had been teammates, however they’re guys within the teaching employees that I do know very well.”

La Russa praised St. Louis supervisor Mike Shildt, whose membership leads the NL Central.

“Mike was a teammate beginning in 2000 by 2004. Mike Shildt got here within the group in participant growth and over time watched him develop, minor league supervisor of the yr. And actually, actually impressed. No shock that he’s profitable as a supervisor since you watched him go from rookie to A ball and so forth, Double-A received the championship. He has a knack of fellows responding to his management,” La Russa mentioned.

Lance Lynn (4-1, 1.55 ERA) is scheduled to start out for the White Sox. The 34-year-old righty was a rookie when he pitched in reduction within the ultimate recreation that La Russa managed for the Cardinals — a Recreation 7 victory over Texas for the 2011 crown.


Spencer Turnbull (3-2, 2.88 ERA) pitches at house for the Detroit Tigers towards Cleveland in his first begin since throwing a no-hitter final Tuesday in Seattle.

The following evening, Corey Kluber twirled a gem of his personal for the Yankees at Texas — making it six no-hitters within the majors already this yr. Essentially the most in any season since 1900 is seven.

Kluber (4-2, 2.86) goes Tuesday at house towards Toronto.

Can these two mix for one thing particular on back-to-back nights once more? The one pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters was Johnny Vander Meer for the Cincinnati Reds in 1938.


Fernando Tatis Jr. has been on a tear since Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler moved the dynamic shortstop into the cleanup spot.

Batting fourth in 4 video games since getting back from a case of COVID-19, Tatis has gone 11 for 14 with 4 homers, 12 RBIs, 4 doubles, three walks and three stolen bases.

Tatis hit a grand slam and solo homer, ending with six RBIs as San Diego routed Seattle 9-2 Sunday to comb a nine-game homestand. The Padres took three-game units from St. Louis, Colorado and the Mariners. General, they’ve received 12 of 13 video games.

Blake Snell (1-0, 3.79) is scheduled to start out the opener of a four-game sequence at Milwaukee.


Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays strive for his or her eleventh straight win once they shut out Toronto’s keep in Dunedin, Florida.

Meadows, Manuel Margot and Mike Brosseau drew consecutive bases-loaded walks with two outs within the ninth inning Sunday to rally the Rays previous the Blue Jays 6-4.

The comeback win lifted Tampa Bay right into a first-place tie with Boston within the AL East.

The Blue Jays have been taking part in house video games this season at TD Ballpark, going 10-10 at their spring coaching stadium. After this recreation, they are going to relocate to their Triple-A facility in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are usually not allowed to play in Toronto because of COVID-19 restrictions in Canada.

LHP Ryan Yarbrough (2-3) will get the beginning for the Rays. Tampa Bay’s longest streak is 12, set in 2004 when the crew was known as the Satan Rays.


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