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LEADING OFF: Kershaw's scoreless streak; Cards-Royals

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SHOWDOWN The Cardinals host the Royals in a matchup of the top records in baseball. John Lackey (8-5, 2.90 ERA) gets the ball for major league-leading St. Louis in the opener of a season-long 11-game homestand. Chris Young (8-5, 3.03 ERA) starts for the Royals in the makeup of a June 14 rainout. STREAKING Clayton Kershaw takes a 20-inning scoreless streak into his start against the light-hitting Mets. Impressive, but the NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner doesn't even have the longest streak on his own team. Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke has gone 43 2/3 innings without allowing a run. He starts Friday night....

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