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LEADING OFF: Werth goes for reach record, Cubs hit road

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

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STREAKING

Jayson Werth has reached base safely in 46 straight games, tying the Nationals franchise mark set by Rusty Staub for Montreal spanning the 1969-70 seasons. Werth hit an RBI double Thursday night at Atlanta to extend the string and can set the team record vs. the Braves.

REMEMBER ME?

Red Sox ace Rick Porcello faces his former team when Boston takes on the Tigers at Comerica Park. Porcello pitched for Detroit from 2009-14 and is 16-3 with a 3.30 ERA this season. Rookie Michael Fulmer (10-3) starts against him.

ON THE ROAD

Winners in 18 of their last 21 games and owners of...

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