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Los Angeles manager Joe Maddon said he expects Trout to be OK to play Saturday. Trout is off to a great start this season, leading the American League with a .393 average and six home runs.
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer and former AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell match up for the second time in seven days when the Padres play at Dodger Stadium.
Snell is seeking his first win of the season in five starts since being traded to San Diego. He’s 0-0 with a 4.11 ERA, striking out 24 in 15 1/3 innings.
Bauer is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA in four starts for Los Angeles, fanning 36 in 26 innings.
Last Sunday at Petco Park, Bauer limited the Padres to one run in six innings. Snell limited the Dodgers to two hits in five innings.
Willson Contreras, Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs have won four in a row — and twice have scored at least 15 runs in a win.
Chicago routed the Mets 16-4 on Wednesday and roughed up the Brewers 15-2 on Friday at Wrigley Field.
Milwaukee right-hander Freddy Peralta (2-0, 2.00 ERA) goes on Saturday, making his third start this month against the Cubs. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay (0-2, 6.10 ERA) pitches for Chicago.