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A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday:

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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A DAY TO REMEMBER

Ron Guidry, Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez highlight the Yankees alumni set to appear at Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx prior to a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.

There won’t be a playful reunion game this season, with New York calling off the exhibition because too many of the retired players in attendance will be recovering from various operations. But there will still be a pregame ceremony on the field at Yankee Stadium, which will also include David Cone, Bucky Dent and Aaron Boone, along with Yankees spouses Joan Ford (wife of Whitey), Jill Martin (wife of Billy), Diana Munson (wife of Thurman) and Kay Murcer (wife of Bobby).

LEADING OFF: Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx, Kershaw at Coors

  LEADING OFF: Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx, Kershaw at Coors A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ A DAY TO REMEMBER Ron Guidry, Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez highlight the Yankees alumni set to appear at Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx prior to a matchup with the Kansas City Royals. There won’t be a playful reunion game this season, with New York calling off the exhibition because too many of the retired players in attendance are recovering from various operations. But there will still be a pregame ceremony on the field at Yankee Stadium, which will also include David Cone, Bucky Dent and Aaron Boone, along with Yankees spouses Joan Ford (wife of Whitey), Jill Martin (wife of Billy), Diana Munson (wife of Thurman

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 29, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 29, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

KERSHAW AT COORS

Clayton Kershaw pitches in Colorado, his second outing since starting the All-Star Game for the National League on his home mound at Dodger Stadium.

The 34-year-old lefty, who is 8-5 with a 2.49 ERA, allowed four runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings Sunday at home against rival San Francisco. A three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, Kershaw is 2-0 with a 1.67 ERA in his last four starts.

He is 11-7 with a 4.81 ERA at Coors Field, his highest ERA at any ballpark where he has made more than one start.

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Left-hander Kyle Freeland (5-7, 4.64) starts for the Rockies. He has a 3.57 ERA on the road but a 5.66 ERA at hitter-friendly Coors, where he has allowed eight of his 12 home runs.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

SKIDDING

All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove (8-3, 2.63 ERA) is winless in five starts going into his outing for the San Diego Padres against Minnesota. He is 0-3 with a 5.34 ERA since winning at the Chicago Cubs on June 16.

Sonny Gray (5-3, 3.52) starts for the Twins. He will be facing San Diego for the second time, the first since a win at Cincinnati on Aug. 20, 2019, when he allowed one run and four hits in six innings.

ARM ALARM

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The surging Toronto Blue Jays hope for good news on top pitcher Alek Manoah, who left Friday night’s start against Detroit in the sixth inning after he was hit on the right elbow by Jonathan Schoop’s comebacker.

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP) © Provided by Associated Press – Sports Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)

A first-time All-Star this season, Manoah came in 11-4 with a 2.24 ERA.

Schoop’s one-hopper deflected off Manoah to shortstop Santiago Espinal, who made the out at first as Manoah walked off the back of the mound, grimacing in pain.

Following a conversation with an athletic trainer, a frustrated Manoah walked off the field. He allowed four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

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