LEADING OFF: Arrieta scolds Phils, Tigers pick 1st in draft


Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts after giving up an infield single to San Francisco Giants Alen Henson during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts after giving up an infield single to San Francisco Giants Alen Henson during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)


File-This May 24, 2018, file photo shows Auburn pitcher Casey Mize throwing during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Texas A&M in Hoover, Ala. Mize has dazzled scouts for months with his impressive arsenal of pitches. The tantalizingly talented Auburn right-hander could find himself leading off the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night, with the Detroit Tigers ready to go on the clock with the No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)


This photo taken June 2, 2018, shows Florida's Brady Singer pitching against Jacksonville during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators ace has been in the discussion since last year to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft with his mid-90s fastball and solid slider. A slow start to Singer's season and a recent hamstring issue, combined with a terrific year by Auburn's Casey Mize likely have the Florida righty instead going within the top five selections. (Cyndi Chambers/The Gainesville Sun via AP)


A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

AGITATED ARRIETA

The Phillies are off, and maybe that will give them time to address Jake Arrieta’s frustration. The Philadelphia ace criticized his team’s defensive positioning after a 6-1 loss Sunday that completed a three-game sweep by San Francisco.

“We’re the worst in the league with shifts, so we need to change that,” Arrieta said, adding, “Use your eyes, make an adjustment and be better. We need some accountability all the way around. Everybody, top to bottom.”

The Phillies are 2-5 so far on a 10-game road trip. They’re at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night to take on the Cubs.

DRAFT DAY

The Detroit Tigers have the overall No. 1 pick when the Major League Baseball draft begins. Among the top prospects are Auburn right-hander Casey Mize, Florida righty Brady Singer, Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart and Arizona high school lefty Matthew Liberatore. The Giants choose second, followed by the Phillies, White Sox and Reds. There will be two rounds on the first day, and a total of 40 rounds over three days.

WESTWARD HO-MER

David Peralta has homered in three straight games for Arizona, which opens a series at San Francisco. The Diamondbacks have won three in a row and moved back into the NL West lead. Zack Godley (4-3, 4.38 ERA) starts against Derek Holland (3-6, 4.94) and the Giants, who have four straight.

STREAKING

Atlanta star Freddie Freeman has a 16-game hitting string, the longest in the NL this season, going into the series opener at San Diego. Freeman is batting .375 during the streak.

WE GOT NEXT

Who do Detroit and Toronto play next? The same team, the Yankees. The Tigers host Luis Severino (8-1, 2.31) and New York in a doubleheader to make up two April rainouts, then the Yankees open a two-game series in Canada on Tuesday.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts after giving up an infield single to San Francisco Giants Alen Henson during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_120675777-19c322b94aa74b50bd30c6a8d2629daa.jpgPhiladelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts after giving up an infield single to San Francisco Giants Alen Henson during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

File-This May 24, 2018, file photo shows Auburn pitcher Casey Mize throwing during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Texas A&M in Hoover, Ala. Mize has dazzled scouts for months with his impressive arsenal of pitches. The tantalizingly talented Auburn right-hander could find himself leading off the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night, with the Detroit Tigers ready to go on the clock with the No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_120675777-1d0ff6da363a4a04b51bf4a78a12c605.jpgFile-This May 24, 2018, file photo shows Auburn pitcher Casey Mize throwing during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Texas A&M in Hoover, Ala. Mize has dazzled scouts for months with his impressive arsenal of pitches. The tantalizingly talented Auburn right-hander could find himself leading off the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night, with the Detroit Tigers ready to go on the clock with the No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

This photo taken June 2, 2018, shows Florida’s Brady Singer pitching against Jacksonville during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators ace has been in the discussion since last year to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft with his mid-90s fastball and solid slider. A slow start to Singer’s season and a recent hamstring issue, combined with a terrific year by Auburn’s Casey Mize likely have the Florida righty instead going within the top five selections. (Cyndi Chambers/The Gainesville Sun via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/06/web1_120675777-0d03184bca704a599eee75f438bdc160.jpgThis photo taken June 2, 2018, shows Florida’s Brady Singer pitching against Jacksonville during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators ace has been in the discussion since last year to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft with his mid-90s fastball and solid slider. A slow start to Singer’s season and a recent hamstring issue, combined with a terrific year by Auburn’s Casey Mize likely have the Florida righty instead going within the top five selections. (Cyndi Chambers/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

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