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A look at what’s happening around the majors today:IN THE FIRST PLACEThe Red Sox and Braves begin a three-game series between division leaders at SunTrust Park. Atlanta rookie Touki Toussaint pitches for the second time in the majors — the 22-year-old righty threw six sharp innings on Aug. 13 to beat Miami.Toussaint was picked over fellow prospects Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright after winning his last three starts at Triple-A Gwinnett in impressive fashion. Boston leads the majors with 94 wins Lou Gehrig Jersey , is 50 games over .500 and ranks first in the majors in runs, batting average and slugging percentage.“You dream of this as a little kid,” Toussaint said. “You want to be in the World Series pitching against the best.”Nathan Eovaldi (5-7, 4.35) starts for the Red Sox.PLAYOFF PREVIEW?The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics own the top two spots in the AL wild-card race by a comfortable margin going into their three-game set at the Coliseum. CC Sabathia (7-5, 3.36 ERA) starts for the Yanks http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-dimaggio-jersey , who are 4 1/2 games ahead of the A’s. Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.60) pitches for the Athletics, who are 5 1/2 games ahead of Seattle. Cahill is 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA in eight home starts.CY YOUMets ace Jacob deGrom aims to enhance his credentials for the NL Cy Young Award when he starts at Dodger Stadium. DeGrom leads the majors with a 1.68 ERA despite an 8-8 record. Los Angeles is coming off three straight wins over Arizona by identical 3-2 scores that put the Dodgers alone atop the NL West.NO TRIP FROM TRIPLE-AByron Buxton was once the shining star in the Twins’ farm system, and he was a Gold Glove outfielder for Minnesota last season. Now he’s been told that he won’t be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.“We’ve talked about all the frustration and difficulties he’s had to endure,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said Mickey Mantle Jersey , “and when we came down to making the final decision, there were some things around the idea of how he played, injuries that he dealt with, his future. All those things came into play.”The 24-year-old Buxton played only 28 games from Minnesota this season and hit just .156.TIGER TRYMichael Fulmer (3-10, 4.71 ERA) will look to win for the first time in 2 1/2 months when the Tigers visit the Chicago White Sox. He is 0-5 with a 5.90 ERA in seven starts since his most recent win June 14. SEATTLE (AP) — A brawl broke out in the Seattle Mariners‘ clubhouse Tuesday several hours before a game at Safeco Field.Shortstop Jean Segura and teammate Dee Gordon apparently tangled http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-yogi-berra-jersey , while catcher Mike Zunino and other players tried to break up the skirmish.Moments after Gordon politely asked reporters to leave the locker room, the double doors burst open with players shoving and shouting. Segura was on the ground in the fracas.“Whatever happens in here stays in here,” Mariners star Robinson Cano said after a 5-3 loss to Baltimore. “It didn’t affect anyone in here. We let it go. We’re good. Everyone is good. We left that behind.”The Mariners have gone through a rough few months.Seattle was 46-25 on June 16 and 11 1/2 games ahead of Oakland in the wild-card standings. The Mariners are 77-62 and 5 ½ games behind the A’s in the chase for the second AL wild-card spot.“Things happen in a clubhouse,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “Our guys are working through it and talking through it. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.”Servais Roger Maris Jersey , who normally meets media members in his office before each game, spoke in the dugout before the game.“It happens a lot more than you know. Almost every year you see it. Sometimes it brings teams together,” he said. “Things reach a boiling point and you have to get it off your chest.”“With how our season has gone, the frustration mounts. Along the way, there are bumps in the road Phil Rizzuto Jersey ,” he said.

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