LEADING OFF: Marlins' Gallen makes debut, Astros meet Yanks

The Seattle Times

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: WELCOME Zac Gallen is set to make his major league debut when he starts for the Marlins at St. Louis. The 23-year-old righty was 9-1 with a 1.77 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans, striking out 112 in 91 1/3 innings. Gallen might see some familiar faces at Busch Stadium. He was traded by the Cardinals to Miami in the deal for outfielder Marcell Ozuna after the 2017 season. DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS Alex Bregman and the Astros have lost a season-most four straight as they open a four-game series between AL division leaders at Yankee Stadium. Houston was swept in Cincinnati this week, but former AL MVP Jose Altuve returned to the lineup after missing 35

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