The Texas Rangers are hosting the Washington Nationals in the 2022 MLB on Saturday, June 25 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The game will be broadcast live on fuboTV.
Josiah Gray will start on the mound for Nationals against fellow right-hander Matt Bush for Rangers. Texas is 33-36 this season while Washington is 26-47.
The Nationals vs. Rangers game starts at 3:05pm Central (4:05pm Eastern) and will be streamed live on fuboTV, which is offering a 7-day free trial. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the game nationwide.
A look at what’s happening around baseball today:
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Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.14 ERA) meets his former team when New York hosts the Houston Astros in the third game of a four-game series between the top two teams in the American League.
Cole went 35-10 with a 2.68 ERA in 65 starts for Houston from 2018-19 before signing a nine-year, $324 million deal with New York. He formed two All-Star teams with the Astros and helped them reach the World Series in 2019 when he led the majors with 326 strikeouts and was second in voting for the AL Cy Young Award. He has played Houston twice since leaving, including a three-hit shutout on the road last season.
The right-hander took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning Monday night in Tampa Bay before the leadoff single from Isaac Paredes. He hit 12 and walked three.
Cristian Javier (4-3, 3.07) plays for Houston.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez underwent left thumb surgery on Friday and is expected to take eight weeks to recover.
Perez, 32, missed nine games earlier this season with a left thumb sprain and left a win over the Los Angeles Angels with a similar issue on Tuesday. The surgery repaired the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb.
A seven-time All-Star, Perez hits a career-worst .211 with 11 homers a year after leading the majors with 48 homers and 121 RBIs.
Max Fried (7-2, 2.77 ERA) starts for the World Series Champion Atlanta Braves against Trea Turner, Freddie Freeman and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in another repeat of the last two NL Championship Series.
Fried, who went to high school in Los Angeles, is 0-2 in four playoff starts plus four postseason appearances in 2018 against the Dodgers.
Mitch White (1-1, 3.86) is on the mound for Los Angeles.
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays are without coach Guillermo Martínez for the second straight day in Milwaukee.
Martínez was suspended for five games on Friday and fined by Major League Baseball for a confrontation with umpire Doug Eddings. The coach was disciplined by MLB Vice President Michael Hill for contacting Eddings and what MLB described as unsportsmanlike conduct during the squad card exchange before Wednesday’s game at the Chicago White Sox.
Martínez, 37, began serving his suspension as the Blue Jays played the Brewers on Friday night.
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Met right-hander Max Scherzer will not play for New York this weekend, although earlier this week he had some hopes he could be left off Sunday’s injury list.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined since May 19 with an oblique strain. The 37-year-old Scherzer, who signed a three-year, $130 million free agent deal with the Mets during the offseason, was 5-1 and a 2.54 ERA in eight starts before joining the IL.
Scherzer made a rehab start at Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, throwing 65 pitches in 3 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs, three hits, walked one and hit six.
There has been speculation his next start could come with the big league team on Sunday, but he is likely headed for another minor league game.
“He could still be promoting someone Sunday, but it won’t be us,” manager Buck Showalter said. “We’ll see how the next day or two feels to decide what happens next.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.