LEADING OFF: Ohtani 2-way All-Star, Cubs sag, Dodgers soar
Shohei Ohtani is the first player selected to the All-Star Game as both a hitter and pitcher. The Angels’ two-way sensation was one of the American League pitchers picked by players, managers and coaches in balloting announced Sunday. Ohtani, who leads the majors with 31 home runs, had already been elected by fans as the AL’s starting DH for the July 13 showcase at Coors Field. Meanwhile, the Cubs are 0-9 since pitching a combined no-hitter against the Dodgers, who have won nine straight since that game. And the Brewers, one night after their 11-game winning streak was snapped, play at the New York Mets in a matchup of NL division leaders. All-Star Brandon Woodruff pitches for Milwaukee.