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Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann slated to long-toss today to see how he's feeling with respect to Grade 1 groin strain suffered last weekend. If all goes well, he will throw a side session on Sunday, after which the Tigers will make a determination on whether to place him on the DL or not. In related news, Matt Boyd was held out of his start yesterday in Triple-A Toledo as Tigers mull options ...

Bradley Jr. bringing Sox suprising dose of energy

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game hitting streak ended Thursday night with an 0-for-4 performance against Colorado, but this season feels, in every respect, like the start of something big for him, writes Jerry Crasnick. Realizing potential

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Leading @MLB rookies in HRs, RBIs and SLG%. THAT's #ASGWorthy. @esurance #ASG ballot:

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

I've seen some people in Boston saying John Farrell messed up Jackie Bradley Jr.'s hitting streak by moving him to leadoff for a night. That's ludicrous. Bradley crushed two fly balls that were caught at the fence. He also came very close to getting a fifth at-bat in the 9th precisely because he was batting leadoff. Jon Gray and some bad luck ended Bradley's streak; not John Farrell.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. went 0-for-4 to end his 29-game hit streak. Xander Bogaerts extended his hit streak to 19 games, longest active streak.

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At 19 years, 289 days, Julio Urías will become the youngest Dodgers left-handed pitcher to debut since Sandy Koufax in 1955 (19-176).

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Dodgers at Mets, 7:10 ET The Dodgers have promoted left hander Julio Urías (oohr-EE-ahs), who will start Today in NY.

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Most Strikeouts LHP MLB History Randy Johnson 4,875 Steve Carlton 4,136 Mickey Lolich 2,832 Frank Tanana 2,773 CC Sabathia 2,610

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. reflects on his start with the Red Sox, when Jim Rice called his name on draft day in 2011.