LEADING OFF: DeGrom Aims to Set Mets Mark for Shutout Streak

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


Mets ace Jacob deGrom can set the team record for scoreless innings when he starts against the Phillies at Citi Field.

DeGrom has a 30-inning shutout streak, nearing the club mark of 32 2/3 innings by R.A. Dickey in 2012.

DeGrom owns an amazing 0.50 ERA through 12 starts, going 7-2. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner hasn't allowed a run in his last five starts, giving up just seven hits over a 27-inning span and putting to rest, for now, worries over recent health concerns.


Arizona makes another attempt to win on the road, where it's been two months since its last victory.

The Diamondbacks extended their dubious MLB record by losing for the 24th straight time away from Chase Field, beaten 11-5 at San Diego as Fernando Tatis Jr. hit three home runs for the Padres.

The last time Arizona won on the road was April 25, when Madison Bumgarner pitched seven no-hit innings to win at Atlanta.

Merrill Kelly (3-7, 5.06 ERA) starts for the Diamondbacks against Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 2.81) at Petco Park.


Kyle Schwarber has hit 13 home runs in the last 14 games, adding to his prodigious numbers in his first season with the Nationals.

Schwarber has the second-most homers in a 14-game span since at least 1901, behind only 14 by San Francisco's Barry Bonds in 2001.

Schwarber hit his 22nd home run this year Friday night in Washington's loss at Miami. His 12 home runs in his last 12 games are the most from a leadoff hitter ever in that span.


Shohei Ohtani has homered seven times in nine games, reaching new heights for the Los Angeles Angels.

The two-way star from Japan extended his career high in the majors with his 24th home run Friday night at Tampa Bay — he's one behind Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the big league lead.

Moved to the leadoff spot, Ohtani opened the game by hitting a drive estimated at 453 feet off the D-ring catwalk in right field at Tropicana Field. It was only the 39th ball to reach that spot since the park opened in 1998.


Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros can tie and break the team record for consecutive wins with a doubleheader sweep in Detroit.

The Astros have won 11 in row, outscoring opponents 91-24 during their streak. Houston won 12 straight in 1999, 2004 and 2018.

Friday night's game at Comerica Park was postponed because rain was in the forecast. The teams are scheduled for a day-night doubleheader.


DENVER — Jamal Murray scored a season-high 41 points, Nikola Jokic had his 18th triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight game, beating the Atlanta Hawks 128-108 on Saturday night.

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A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


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