A look at what’s happening around the majors today:WE MEET AGAINNL Cy Young Award candidates Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola share the mound for the second time in five days http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-jeff-keppinger-jersey , this time at Nola’s home park in Philadelphia. Nola (15-3, 2.13) got the better of Scherzer (16-6, 2.13) and the Nationals last Thursday in Washington, pitching eight innings with nine strikeouts in a 2-0 victory. Scherzer held the Phillies to two runs over seven innings, taking his first loss since July 2.REELING RED SOXBoston tries to end a three-game skid against Miami right-hander Jose Urena, who is returning from a suspension for hitting breakout Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch. The Red Sox were swept by the Rays over the weekend — Boston’s first sweep of the season — and have lost six of eight to drop to 90-42. They’ll turn to lefty Brian Johnson (4-3, 4.12) to end that skid.Urena (4-12, 4.50) was suspended six games by Major League Baseball after plunking Acuna on Aug. 15 Joe Crede Jersey , though he pitched a complete game in a 12-1 win over Washington on Aug. 19 while he planned to appeal the ban. He dropped the appeal later that week.WRIGLEY SHOWDOWNMets right-hander Jacob deGrom and Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels take the mound at Wrigley Field for a matchup of two of baseball’s hottest pitchers. DeGrom, one of the leading contenders for the NL Cy Young Award, has a 1.26 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings over five August starts. Hamels is 4-0 with a sparkling 0.79 ERA in five starts since he was acquired in a July 27 trade with Texas. Weather could be a factor, with thunderstorms in the forecast for the Chicago area.VETS OUT WESTThe Athletics and Astros continue a pivotal series in Houston with 34-year-old hurlers Edwin Jackson and Charlie Morton on the mound. Oakland is Jackson’s 13th team, and he’s made a big impression since signing a minor league deal on June 6. Over 11 starts, he’s 4-3 with a 2.97 ERA, though he’s given up four homers over 9 1/3 innings over his past two starts. Morton (13-3, 3.05) enjoyed a resurgence in 2017 that has continued this season http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-james-shields-jersey , though he’s also struggled lately, allowing six runs over five innings in a 10-7 win against Seattle last time out.ROLLING RAYSTampa Bay takes an eight-game winning streak into an interleague series at Atlanta. Relief pitcher Ryne Stanek will be the Rays’ opener in the first game of the series, opposing Braves right-hander Julio Teheran. Tampa Bay is coming off a three-game sweep of the Red Sox, the first time Boston has been swept this season, and is a season-best nine games over .500 at 70-61. Despite this roll, the Rays are still nine games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card and 19 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox. SAN DIEGO – It is pretty clear how San Diego Padres manager Andy Green is approaching the final games of the 2018 season.The final series against the Arizona Diamondbacks is a continuing audition process for the three rookie pitchers in the Padres’ rotation.Each game features a Padres rookie going out against a Diamondback veteran.Article continues below ...On Friday night, rookie left-hander Eric Lauer held his own against Arizona veteran Patrick Corbin, and the Padres won the game 3-2 in 15 innings.Saturday night will feature Padres right-hander Jacob Nix making his ninth major league start Ron Santo Jersey , while Arizona goes with Zack Godley. And in Sunday’s season finale, the most seasoned of the Padres’ rookie starters, left-hander Joey Lucchesi, faces another veteran left-hander in Arizona’s Robbie Ray.The fact that the three rookies have started consecutive games on the final two weekends of the season — at Dodger Stadium and the final home weekend at Petco Park — is no coincidence.“I wanted to see them in the pressure at Dodger Stadium and again at home over the final three days of the season,” said Padres manager Andy Green. “It’s a chance to make the most of the situation.”The 22-year-old Nix, the Padres’ third-round pick in the 2015 draft, will also be seeking some redemption Saturday night.He will be facing the Diamondbacks for the second time. And the first time didn’t go very well. In fact, it was the worst outing of his eight major-league starts. On Aug. 16 at Petco Park http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-yolmer-sanchez-jersey , in his second major league start, Nix gave up five runs on five hits and two walks with a strikeout in just two-thirds of an inning against Arizona. One of the hits was a three-run homer by David Peralta.His most recent start didn’t go particularly well, either. Last Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, Nix gave up six runs on six hits in just 2 1/3 innings.Overall, Nix is 2-4 on the season with a 6.81 earned run average, a .303 opponents’ batting average and a 1.88 WHIP. Nix is 2-2 in five starts at Petco Park with a 4.67 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and a .279 opponents’ batting average. Left-handed hitters are batting .314 against Nix while right-handers are hitting .290.Godley will be making his 33rd appearance of the season for the Diamondbacks and his 32nd start. He is 14-11 with a 4.75 ERA, a .261 opponents’ batting average and a 1.46 WHIP.Godley has not won a decision in September and has lost four straight starts since Aug. 29 – the most recent defeat coming on Sunday against the Rockies although he allowed only two runs on six hits over five innings.Godley is 2-1 this season against the Padres despite a 5.24 ERA in five games (four starts). He has given up 13 earned runs in 22 1/3 innings.He is 3-4 lifetime against the Padres with a 5.40 ERA Adam Engel Jersey , allowing 35 runs in 58 1/3 innings over 14 games (10 starts). He is 0-3 with a 6.55 ERA during his career at Petco Park, where he has given up 16 runs in just 22 innings.Godley is 8-6 on the road this season with a 5.52 ERA in 17 starts.