Saturday, April 20

Mets at Dodgers in showdown of NL’s best teams

A look at what’s happening around baseball Thursday:



Francisco Lindor and the NL East-leading Mets are headed to California for four games against Mookie Betts and the NL West-leading Dodgers, a showdown of the National League’s top two teams.

Coming off a 6-0 homestand against Philadelphia and Washington, New York is starting a much tougher 10-game trip against Los Angeles, the Padres and Angels. The Dodgers are coming off a disappointing series defeat to the Pirates.

Mets right-hander Taijuan Walker (3-0, 2.83) gets the ball against Dodgers righty Tony Gonsolin (5-0, 1.80) in the opener.


Major League Baseball will celebrate the second annual Lou Gehrig Day at every park hosting a game.

The famed “Iron Horse” became the starting first baseman for the Yankees on June 2, 1925, on the way to playing 2,130 straight games, a record that stood until Cal Ripken Jr. broke the mark in 1995. On June 2, 1941, Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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