LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates
A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday:
Freddie Freeman didn’t get down on himself after his 16-game hitting streak ended on June 4. Instead, the Atlanta slugger just picked right back up where left off — extending his latest streak to seven games with a pair of hits in a win over the New York Mets on Wednesday. The first baseman has now hit safely in 23 of his last 24 games entering a home series with the San Diego Padres, including homering in his last three games.