The Cubs are currently half a game behind the St Louis Cardinals, with the Milwaukee Brewers just two and a half games behind. Cincinnati Reds are eight back after underperforming in 2019 despite a top rotation.
All set for an historic night of baseball.
Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day for the eighth straight year. He will become the first Dodger to notch that mark, surpassing Don Drysdale and Don Sutton. There is only one active streak longer than Kershaw’s, which belongs to the Mariners’ ace, Felix Hernandez.
Jake Arrieta became the second Scott Boras client to sign in two days when he agreed to a three-year, $75 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.