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LEADING OFF: Latos debuts for Dodgers, Leake with Giants
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LEADING OFF: Latos debuts for Dodgers, Leake with Giants

Published Aug. 1, 2015 11:00 p.m. ET

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday:


HOME, SWEET START: Rookie Noah Syndergaard has gone eight innings in each of his last three home starts, the first Mets pitcher to do that since Al Leiter in 2001. The right-hander nicknamed ''Thor'' faces Jordan Zimmermann and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

MORE HOME COOKING: Jose Fernandez is looking to improve to 16-0 at home in his career with the Miami Marlins when he takes the mound against the San Diego Padres. Fernandez has a 1.17 ERA in 22 career home starts, the lowest through a pitcher's first 22 home starts since 1920.


FROM SOUTH BEACH TO LA LA LAND: RHP Mat Latos makes his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, facing the Angels, following a three-team, 13-player trade with Miami and Atlanta that brought him from the Marlins and left-hander Alex Wood from the Braves. Latos is 1-5 with a 3.34 ERA in six previous starts at Dodger Stadium.

NEW ARM BY THE BAY: Mike Leake, acquired in a trade with the Reds, will make his Giants' debut against Texas, replacing 40-year-old Tim Hudson in the rotation. Leake joined the Giants on Friday, the same day the struggling Hudson was put on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. The 27-year-old Leake has allowed only two earned runs winning his last four starts. Hudson, who plans to retire at the end of this season, is 6-8 with a 4.80 ERA and hasn't gone seven innings in a game since June 3.


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