A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday:
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A couple of Boston’s top hitters could be in line for a big weekend in Kansas City. Heading into the series opener Friday night Hau'oli Kikaha Jersey , Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and Mitch Moreland had gone a combined 15 for 27 (.556) with six home runs in three games against the Royals. The trio will have another opportunity to feast on Kansas City pitching on Saturday night when 22-year-old rookie Brad Keller takes the mound for the Royals. Keller has a 2.09 ERA in 56 innings this season and is making his seventh start.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray looked sharp during his first start since missing two months with an oblique strain, throwing six scoreless innings in a win over Miami. Ray wasn’t nearly as effective in his last start when he allowed six runs in five innings against St. Louis. He is hoping to bounce back when he takes the mound against the San Diego Padres.
New York Yankees ace Luis Severino made the jump to Cy Young Award contender last season Ken Crawley Jersey , finishing third in the American League voting after posting a 14-6 record and 2.98 ERA. The 24-year-old right-hander has been even better this season, leading the AL in wins (13) and ERA (1.98). Severino will try to add to his stellar resume and help New York keep pace with Boston when he takes the mound at Toronto.
Seattle’s James Paxton has experienced plenty of success this season, like his no-hitter against Toronto on May 8. The left-hander had his best start since the no-hitter in his last outing Darian Thompson Jersey , striking out 11 while pitching eight innings of two-hit ball in a 1-0 win over Kansas City. Paxton will try to continue his breakout season when the Mariners hosts the Colorado Rockies.
New York Jets linebacker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to DWI chargers for a wrong way accident in the Lincoln Tunnel from February.
According to Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press, Donahue expects his outstanding DUI case in Montana from last May to be resolved in the coming 2-3 days as well.
Donahue has a hearing scheduled in that case for August 9.
“Well, since the incident Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey , I haven’t had a drop of alcohol,” said Donahue, who entered a 30-day treatment program in Jacksonville after the Lincoln Tunnel incident. “And I’ve encouraged my teammates that do have any issues with that subject DeVante Parker Jersey , too. I like to help everyone out. It’s definitely changed my perspective on a lot of things.”
Donahue was arrested in Billings nine days after he was drafted by the Jets in May 2017. His blood alcohol content was tested at 0.137 with the legal limit being 0.08.
Donahue would almost certainly face discipline from the NFL as well for the pair of incidents.