LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

Phillies star Bryce Harper says he’s feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals left-hander Génesis Cabrera’s first pitch in the sixth inning of a 5-3 victory. The All-Star slugger picked himself up and walked off the field, blood dripping from a cut on the side of his nose. He said in a video on Instagram that “everything feels good.” He appeared to have only minor swelling and bruising. Elsewhere, the Dodgers and Brewers begin a four-game set between NL division leaders in Milwaukee.