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LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Syndergaard, Cubs host Bucs

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

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ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN

Stephen Strasburg (11-0, 2.71) leads the Nationals against Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 2.41) and the Mets in a battle of All-Stars and NL Cy Young Award contenders. Strasburg left after 6 2/3 hitless innings against Cincinnati because of his pitch count last time out, a precaution in Strasburg's first start since an upper back strain put him on the DL. Syndergaard dominated the Cubs in his last outing, allowing a run over seven innings in a 14-3 victory. It's the first time Syndergaard will face Strasburg.

ACE DOWN

The Mets are awaiting a big decision on Matt Harvey — will...

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