LEADING OFF: Severino vs Kluber; Max to the rescue for Nats
A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday:
PAIR OF ACES
Two of the top pitchers in the American League square off when the New York Yankees begin a series in Cleveland. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (12-4, 2.49 ERA) starts for the Indians, while the AL leader in wins, Luis Severino (14-2, 2.12) takes the mound for New York in a matchup of 2018 All-Stars. The appearance will be Severino’s first against Cleveland since last season’s playoffs when he allowed three runs in seven innings of work and helped the Yankees force a decisive Game 5 in the AL Division Series with a 7-3 victory in Game 4.