LEADING OFF: Subway Series rolls, Ortiz honor, missing Cards

by | Jul 25, 2022 | Sports

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Tuesday:———ALL ABOARDAaron Judge and Pete Alonso swing away as the Subway Series starts up at Citi Field with both New York teams in first place.Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.24 ERA) pitches for the Yankees, who own the best record in the majors at 66-31 and a whopping 12 1/2-game lead over Toronto in the AL East.Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.55) starts for the Mets, whose once-formidable NL East edge over Atlanta was down to a half-game over the weekend. Walker is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last seven outings.Judge tops the majors with 37 homers and has 81 RBIs for the Yankees. Alonso leads the big leagues with 82 RBIs and has hit 25 home runs.The teams play twice this week at the Mets’ home, then meet for two more games in late August at Yankee Stadium.PAPI POWERThe Boston Red Sox will honor David Ortiz in a pregame tribute at Fenway Park, two days after he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.Ortiz pins will be given to fans as they enter the ballpark for the game against Cleveland.Big Papi helped the Red Sox win three World Series championships. In 14 years with the Red Sox, Ortiz hit 500 homers, 17 of them in the postseason.Ortiz was cheered by fans chanting his name a …

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