- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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



Ross Stripling starts for the Dodgers after throwing 7 1/3 no-hit innings vs. the Giants in his major league debut. The 26-year-old rookie faces Arizona in his first home start. Two years removed from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander was pulled after 100 pitches with a no-hit bid intact at San Francisco and wound up with a no-decision - Striping and his parents backed that decision by first-year manager Dave Roberts.


All-Star Chris Archer makes his third attempt at his first win this season when the Rays host Cleveland. Archer is 0-2 after two tough starts vs. the Orioles and Blue Jays, giving up a combined 15 hits, four home runs and five walks in 10 innings.


The Rockies are playing the percentages and moving up lefty Jorge De La Rosa by a day to start vs. San Francisco. He’ll still be on regular rest when he takes the mound with a 48-16 career record at Coors Field - he owns 12 more wins than any other pitcher at the ballpark. “Anytime you have an opportunity to get De La in this park you take it,” manager Walt Weiss said. “History tells you it’s a winning formula.”


Cole Hamels (2-0, 2.08 ERA) starts when Texas takes on Baltimore to open a seven-game homestand. He’s overcome six walks in 13 innings and has struck out 12.


Jordan Zimmermann makes his second start of the season after dazzling in his Detroit debut, throwing seven shutout innings of two-hit ball against the Yankees. Zimmermann pitches at PNC Park against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole.

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