START: Detmers tries to match Vander Meer, 3 twinbills

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Reid Detmers has a chance to match Johnny Vander Meer’s feat of consecutive no-hits when he starts for the Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers.

The 22-year-old southpaw pitched his gem in a 12-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on May 10 in his 11th major league start.

“Since the next day, I’ve treated it like the next start,” Detmers said on Monday. “I just try to put it aside as much as possible and go about my business. I prepare like any other start. It was a little crazy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. It’s something special. It’s finally starting to sink in. »

Detmers struck out two, walked one and threw a career-high 108 pitches.

“I’m just looking for bumps in confidence,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said.

Vander Meer was the only pitcher to throw hits in back-to-back major league starts, for Cincinnati against the Boston Bees on June 11, 1938, and against the Brooklyn Dodgers four days later in Game 1 at Ebbets Field.


The Astros could be without Jake Odorizzi for a while after the right-hander injured his left leg and collapsed while running to cover first base in the fifth inning Monday night against the Red Sox. He was taken off the grounds of Fenway Park on a stretcher.

Odorizzi, who entered the game with a 15 2/3 shutout streak, appeared to awkwardly twist his left leg on the delivery to Kiké Hernandez. When he turned to cover the first base, he took a step and then lay face down on the grass.

The team said he was suffering from “lower left leg discomfort” and manager Dusty Baker said Odorizzi would have an MRI. The pitcher was on crutches, in a boot and in good spirits after the game, Baker said.

“He’s probably doing better than he looked on the mound,” Baker said.


The New York Mets are playing their fourth doubleheader of the season, hosting the St. Louis Cardinals after the opener of Monday’s four-game series was postponed by rain. It will be the teams’ first meeting since a bench clearance fight last month in St. Louis.

The Chicago White Sox play a doubleheader in Kansas City and the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks in another twinbill on an 18-game day.

New York (an NL best 23-13) swept the Giants on April 19 and the Atlanta Braves on May 3, both at home, then split a twinbill at Philadelphia on May 8. This will be the Cardinals’ first doubleheader this season. (19-15).

Longtime man Trevor Williams (0-2, 5.73) is expected to start for the Mets in place of injured Tylor Megill, and right-hander Taijuan Walker (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will also start , with the order to be announced. Miles Mikolas (3-1, 1.49 ERA) and left Steven Matz (3-3, 6.40) start for St. Louis.


Joan Adon, a 23-year-old right-hander, got off to a wild start for the Washington Nationals. After making his major league debut on Oct. 3, Adon enters Tuesday’s starter game against the Miami Marlins tied for the major league lead in losses, going 1-6 with an ERA of 7.03. His 23 steps lead the major leagues. His 7.03 ERA would be the highest in the major leagues, but he entered Tuesday with 32 innings, five short of qualifying.


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