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LEADING OFF: Kershaw tests streak vs Reds, Colon faces Nats

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



Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (6-1, 1.67 ERA) looks to extend his franchise record by striking out 10 or more hitters for a seventh consecutive game when Los Angeles hosts the Reds. Kershaw struck out 11 Angels his last time out and has 88 strikeouts and four walks in 70 innings this season. Cincinnati is opening an 11-day, 10-game trip with LHP Brandon Finnegan (1-2, 4.44) on the mound.


On the eve of his 43rd birthday, Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.75 ERA) starts for the Mets in their series opener at rival Washington. On the mound for the Nationals is New York nemesis Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 1.86),...