LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday:
FANTASTIC FREEMAN
Freddie Freeman didn’t get down on himself after his 16-game hitting streak ended on June 4. Instead, the Atlanta slugger just picked right back up where left off — extending his latest streak to seven games with a pair of hits in a win over the New York Mets on Wednesday. The first baseman has now hit safely in 23 of his last 24 games entering a home series with the San Diego Padres, including homering in his last three games.
CY VERLANDER?
Justin Verlander matched his season high when he allowed three earned runs in his last start, a 7-3 win for the Houston Astros over Texas last week. The American League ERA leader (1.
Source: Chronic astros

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