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MLB starting lineup news, injury report for Sunday, July 4

We’re updating you throughout the day with all the latest lineup news and injuries heading into Sunday’s MLB slate.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

All 30 teams are scheduled to play on Sunday, July 4th with 16 games taking place throughout the day. The New York Mets and New York Yankees will play a doubleheader.

As we get closer to the first pitch of the day, which is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. ET when the Washington Nationals host the Los Angeles Dodgers, we will update the latest MLB news and notes as it relates to lineups and injuries.

MLB lineup and injury news — Sunday, July 4th

Nationals hitters land on injured list

Kyle Schwarber has blasted 25 home runs this season, but he will be off the field for a while as he recovers from a right hamstring strain. The injury happened on Friday as he rounded first base. Schwarber had been swinging for power incredibly well, knocking out 16 home runs in an 18-game stretch.

Washington catcher Alex Avila suffered bilateral calf strains, and he was sent to the IL as well. The veteran backstop is hitting .167 this season but has a .345 on-base percentage through 24 games played.

Diamondbacks’ starter moves to IL

Just about nothing has gone right for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season with a 23-62 record, which is by far the worst in baseball. Now, righthander Zac Gallen was placed on the injured list with a right hamstring strain. Through nine starts, the 25-year-old has a 4.17 ERA, and it is unlikely the Diamondbacks will rush him back too soon in a lost season for the franchise.