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What to watch: Anibal aims to extend streak

Tigers righty takes 20 2/3-inning scoreless string into Bronx; Tribe's Anderson, Phillies' Morgan debut

Today features a full slate of games from afternoon 'til evening. Here are five things to watch for:

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Anibal streaking: DET @ NYY, 1:05 p.m. ET
Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is throwing like the pitcher Detroit needs him to be this season, and he's logged 20 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. The New York power hitters at Yankee Stadium will be a true test. On the other side, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will be looking for his first career win against the Tigers.

Anderson to debut: TB @ CLE, 1:10 p.m. ET
Right-hander Cody Anderson will be recalled Sunday to make his first career start for the Tribe, and likely the first of a handful during this stint in the Majors. In the Minors this year, Anderson is 4-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 starts. Rays right-hander Alex Colome makes his second career start against the Indians, after tossing 6 1/3 scoreless in his last start at Progressive Field.

Video: Top Prospects: Cody Anderson, RHP, Indians

Dueling perfection: PIT @ WAS, 1:35 p.m. ET
Both staring pitchers bring a dash of perfection into this matchup at Nationals Park, with Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton flashing a perfect 5-0 in five starts this year and Washington's Gio Gonzalez sporting a 2-0 mark and a 3.64 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates. Morton is 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA in his career against the Nats, while Gonzalez tries to follow up teammate Max Scherzer's no-hitter and near perfect game.

Morgan debuts vs. MLB's best: STL @ PHI, 1:35 p.m. ET
Philadelphia left-hander Adam Morgan has the unenviable task of making his first MLB start against the first-place Cardinals, who have far and away the best record in baseball. Morgan, who replaces the injured Jerome Williams in the rotation, was 0-6 with a 4.74 ERA in 13 starts with Triple-A, but had a 2.51 ERA in his last three outings. He'll be up against NL Cy Young Award hopeful Michael Wacha, who has finished at least six innings in 10 of 13 starts.

Video: [email protected]: Morgan strikes out Shaw in the 7th inning

Young doing it all: BOS @ KC, 2:10 p.m. ET
Veteran Chris Young has been the ideal fill-in in Kansas City's rotation, stepping in when needed -- like tossing seven shutout innings in his last time out -- to the tune of a 6-2 record and a 1.98 ERA (14 games, eight starts). He even added two hits and three RBIs in his last start, and he'll put his 2-1 lifetime record against Boston to the test.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.