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LEADING OFF: Yanks go for 9th straight, Thames on homer run

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

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BRONX BOOM

The Yankees aim for their ninth straight win when Luis Severino (1-0, 4.50 ERA) takes the mound against the visiting White Sox. The 23-year-old righty struck out 11 Tampa Bay hitters over seven innings in his last start and has fanned 17 in 12 innings this season after winning back a rotation spot in spring training. Miguel Gonzalez (1-0, 4.22) is up for Chicago. The Yankees' winning streak is their longest since a 10-game run in June 2012.

BREWER BOPPER

Milwaukee newcomer Eric Thames has tied a franchise record by homering in five straight games. He connected Monday night against...

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