LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return, Fenway freebie

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LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return, Fenway freebie
LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return, Fenway freebie

LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return, Fenway freebie A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK, MAD MAX Nationals ace Max Scherzer comes off the injured list to start at last-place Pittsburgh. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA in 20 starts but has pitched only once over the past six weeks because of a strained muscle in his back. His 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings lead the NL. Washington holds the league's top wild-card spot. FENWAY FREEBIE The Boston Red Sox are offering free admission to fans under the age of 18 for the 1:05 p.m. EDT conclusion of a game against Kansas City that was suspended on Aug. 7 because of rain. An admission fee

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