MLB Most Valuable Player Award

LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals

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

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The Dodgers are bringing home their longest winning streak of the season, seeking a 12th straight victory as they host Atlanta. Los Angeles has won 31 of 35 — its best stretch of that length ever — and can extend it when Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 3.38 ERA) faces Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 3.84).

PINKIE PROBLEM

The Cubs are hopeful that NL MVP Kris Bryant won't miss much time after he sprained his left pinkie during a headfirst slide in Wednesday's win over Atlanta. X-rays were negative, and Bryant is considered day-to-day. "I think we really kind of dodged the bullet right there,"...

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