VLAD AND VICTORIA Big-hitting rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays host Boston in an afternoon game on Victoria Day. The 20-year-old Guerrero has homered four times in his last six games — he didn't homer in the first 13 games after making his debut in late April.
Red Sox lefty David Price (1-2, 3.75 ERA) is scheduled to come off the injured list and start. He has been sidelined with elbow tendinitis since May 3. ASTRO OUT AL home run leader George Springer has stiffness in his lower back and won't play when the Astros open a series at home against the White Sox. The outfielder made an early exit Sunday at Fenway Park when he felt tightness. Springer, who has 17 home runs, will be re-evaluated in Houston.
REMEMBER ME? An All-Star for the Cubs when they won the 2016 World Series, Jake Arrieta (4-4, 4.02 ERA) starts at Wrigley Field for the Philadelphia Phillies. Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.14) pitches for Chicago in the opener of a four-game series between NL division leaders.
SEVENTH HEAVEN Jake Odorizzi (6-2, 2.63 ERA) has won six straight starts for the AL Central-leading Twins, giving up a total of six earned runs during that span. Quite a reversal from his results early in the season, when he was wild and went 0-2 in his first three starts. Odorizzi will try to extend the streak when he pitches in Anaheim against the Angels.
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