DAILY MATCHUPS: Kikuchi rates well against slumping Guardians

Today's Overview/Schedule/Weather: All 30 teams are on tap for Sunday, with most of the action slated for the afternoon, and the Braves and Giants drawing the lone night game. There is a trio of interleague matchups today: LAA at NYM, COL at BAL, and LA at BOS. The weather forecast looks good for all games.

 

Notable Starts: 

Yusei Kikuchi (LHP, TOR) has been on a roll in the second half, posting a 2.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 3.46 xERA over eight starts. One of those starts came against the Guardians (his opponent today) just three weeks ago, when he held them to 1 ER over 7 IP with 6 Ks on his way to a PQS-4. Cleveland has been one of the league's worst-hitting teams in August (.226 BA, .629 OPS) and against LHP (.229 BA, .643 OPS),...

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