LEADING OFF: NL West showdown at Coors, M’s Moore debuts

LEADING OFF: NL West showdown at Coors, M’s Moore debuts
LEADING OFF: NL West showdown at Coors, M’s Moore debuts

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Thursday:



The high-flying Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado wrap up their three-game series at Coors Field with a matchup of talented right-handers. Antonio Senzatela, a 22-year-old rookie, is 9-2 with a 4.10 ERA for the Rockies while Zack Godley is 2-1 with a 2.34 ERA. The NL West rivals have two of the best four records in the majors.


Seattle pitching prospect Andrew Moore is set to make his major league debut, facing Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers at Safeco Field. The 23-year-old righty was called up this week from Triple-A Tacoma, where he was 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA. A second-round draft pick from Oregon State, Moore began this year at Double-A Arkansas.


Atlanta star first baseman Freddie Freeman says he’s “100 percent” ready to try playing third base, a move that would let the Braves keep Matt Adams’ bat in the lineup. Freeman has been out since May 17 with a broken left wrist and hopes to return July 14. He took grounders at third base before batting practice Wednesday and made throws across the diamond. Adams was acquired from St. Louis after Freeman got hurt and has provided pop, but is limited defensively beyond first base.


Marlins Spanish-language announcer Rafael “Felo” Ramirez is back in Miami following a lengthy hospital stay in Philadelphia after he fell stepping off the team bus. Ramirez, who has called games since the team’s inaugural 1993 season, turns 94.

Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado falls backward out of the batter’s box after striking out swinging against Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 4-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt reacts after swinging and missing a pitch from Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman warms up during a spring training baseball workout in Kissimmee, Fla. Freddie Freeman plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams’ bat in the Braves’ lineup. Freeman took grounders at third base before batting practice early Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and also made throws to first base.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)