A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday:
The Padres will see how star third baseman Manny Machado is feeling, a day after he sprained his left ankle while taking a tumble running out a grounder.
It’s uncertain how long Machado will be sidelined.
Machado, who is hitting .328 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs, was hurt Sunday in the first inning of an 8-3 loss at Colorado. The Padres said X-rays were negative.
“Fortunately, when he felt himself slip, he was able to shift his weight to the right and probably avoid more serious damage,” acting manager Ryan Flaherty said. “All in all, it’s as good as it could be.”
“We have to wait for some of the swelling to go down and he gets treated,” he said. “We’ll probably have a better idea of that tomorrow.”
Machado was injured after hitting a slow comebacker. He sprinted down the line and stretched his left leg toward first base as the throw arrived, but his cleat appeared to slip across the top of the bag and he fell to the ground, his leg buckling beneath him.
Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (5-4, 2.62 ERA) is scheduled to start when St. Louis opens a four-game series in Milwaukee — the teams are tied for the NL Central lead.
Mikolas came within one strike of pitching a no-hitter against Pittsburgh in his last start. He gave up Cal Mitchell’s double that was just over the head of center fielder Harrison Bader with two outs in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium.
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (4-4, 2.52) is set to go for the Brewers.
The Pirates plan to promote 6-foot-7 shortstop Oneil Cruz from Triple-A Indianapolis before their game against the Cubs.
The 23-year-old Cruz ranks among the game’s…