LEADING OFF: Ortiz might get a rest, Indians minus Carrasco
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz might get the night off when the AL East leaders try to finish a four-game sweep of the Yankees at Fenway Park. Boston manager John Farrell said the 40-year-old designated hitter might get a break after running a lot the last couple of days. New York will see how second baseman Starlin Castro feels, a day after he strained his right hamstring and exited early.
The AL Central-leading Indians will play for the first time since losing starter Carlos Carrasco to a broken right hand. He was injured Saturday on his second pitch of the game when he was struck by a line drive from Detroit's Ian Kinsler. Carrasco was the team's No. 2 starter – Cleveland already was missing No. 3 starter Danny Salazar, who has not pitched since Sept. 9 because of a strained right forearm and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks starts for the NL Central champions when Milwaukee plays at Wrigley Field. Hendricks leads the majors with a 2.03 ERA and took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning in his last start at St. Louis. He is 11-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his last 16 outings.
Major league home run leader Mark Trumbo has missed two straight games for Baltimore because of back spasms. He's hit 42 homers and could return for the series wrapup against Tampa Bay at Camden Yards.
Ivan Nova pitches for the Pirates in the series final at Cincinnati. He is 5-0 with a 2.41 ERA in eight starts since Pittsburgh got him in a trade with the Yankees.