LEADING OFF: Garcia joins Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, Votto run – Alabama News

LEADING OFF: Garcia joins Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, Votto run – Alabama News

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:

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RIVALRY ROOKIE

Left-hander Jaime Garcia gets his first close-up look at the Yankees-Red Sox craziness when he takes on Boston in the Bronx. The Red Sox have won eight in a row and lead New York by 4 ½ games going into the three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Garcia makes his second start since being traded from Minnesota to New York — he was roughed up by Cleveland in his debut.

START HIM UP

Jay Bruce is expected to make his first start for Cleveland when the AL Central leaders play at Tampa Bay. The Indians acquired Bruce from the New York Mets on Wednesday night for a minor league pitcher, and he made his Cleveland debut as a pinch-hitter Thursday night. Bruce had 29 home runs and 75 RBIs for the Mets this year. The Indians need outfield help, with…

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