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LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak, Kershaw back, Mariners dip

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

PHILLY SPECIAL

Odubel Herrera has homered in five straight games, tying a Philadelphia record. Chase Utley (twice in 2008), Bobby Abreu (2005), Mike Schmidt (1979) and Dick Allen (1969) also connected five in row for the Phillies. Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987) and Dale Long (1956) share the major league record with homers in eight consecutive games.

Herrera now takes aim against rookie right-hander Erick Fedde (0-2, 5.63 ERA) at Nationals Park.

CITI SURPRISE

Clayton Kershaw is set to make an unexpected return from the disabled list, starting for the Dodgers in a marquee matchup...

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