MLB Games for 8/19
There are some great matchups today. Here are the games for the day.
Baltimore Orioles (65-55) vs. Detroit Tigers (64-56) 1:05 PM ET
Texas Rangers (69-50) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (56-64) 1:07 PM ET
Chicago White Sox (65-54) vs. Kansas City Royals (53-66) 2:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay Rays (66-54) vs. Los Angeles Angels (62-59) 3:35 PM ET
The Los Angeles Angels can't seem to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, even with an eight-run lead. The Rays will try for a four-game sweep and continue their dominance over the Angels on Sunday in Anaheim. The Rays have won 11 of the last 12 meetings – and 12 of the last 14 at Angel Stadium – following their 10-8 victory Saturday in which they trailed 8-0 after four innings. It was the largest comeback in Rays history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The Rays, who have won 15 of their last 20 games, are first in the American League wild card race while the Angels, who are 6-12 in August, have fallen 3 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second wild card spot.
Zack Greinke, who lost to Tampa Bay 2-0 in his first start with the Angels, won his first game in four starts with Los Angeles in his last outing and will be asked to be a stopper again. He will oppose red-hot Tampa Bay rookie Matt Moore, who is 3-0 with a 0.73 ERA in his last four starts and hasn't allowed a home run in 53 2/3 innings covering his last eight outings. The Rays are 10-2 since Evan Longoria returned after missing 85 games with a hamstring injury. His two-run homer capped Tampa Bay's seven-run fifth inning Saturday.
Cleveland Indians (54-66) vs. Oakland Athletics (64-55) 4:05 PM ET
Minnesota Twins (50-69) vs. Seattle Mariners (57-64) 4:10 PM ET
Boston Red Sox (59-62) vs. New York Yankees (71-49) 8:00 PM ET
Chicago Cubs (47-72) vs. Cincinnati Reds (73-48) 1:10 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers (66-55) vs. Atlanta Braves (70-50) 1:35 PM ET
Chad Billingsley seeks his sixth consecutive victory when the Los Angeles Dodgers conclude a three-game series against the host Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Billingsley’s five straight victories have evened his record at 9-9 following a shaky start. Atlanta had a four-game winning streak snapped Saturday as Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez homered twice and had four RBIs. Ramirez has 27 RBIs in 23 games since Los Angeles acquired him from the Miami Marlins.
The Braves are four games behind the first-place Washington Nationals in the National League East. Martin Prado has driven in 10 runs in his last nine games, including both Atlanta runs in Saturday’s loss. Los Angeles smacked a season-best four homers off Braves starter Ben Sheets and didn’t have any other hits. The Dodgers remain a half-game behind the first-place San Francisco Giants in the NL West. Los Angeles will again be managed by Trey Hillman as Don Mattingly completes a two-game suspension.
New York Mets (57-63) vs. Washington Nationals (74-46) 1:35 PM ET
Arizona Diamondbacks (61-59) vs. Houston Astros (39-82) 2:05 PM ET
Philadelphia Phillies (55-65) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (54-65) 2:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh Pirates (66-54) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (65-55) 2:15 PM ET
Miami Marlins (55-66) vs. Colorado Rockies (45-73) 3:10 PM ET
San Francisco Giants (66-54) vs. San Diego Padres (52-70) 4:05 PM ET
Check the latest MLB Scores and Odds.
- Jones, Orioles down Blue Jays
- Granderson heads back to the disabled list
- Rangers try to add another win to their total as they battle M’s
- NL-leading Cardinals go for another win over Dodgers
- A’s aim to keep momentum going versus Astros
- Cubs hope to halt slide versus Reds
- Brewers shoot for quick series win over Pirates
- Rockies try to extend winning streak over rival Giants
- Fister set to follow Sanchez’s game against Twins
- Berkman and Baker blast Rangers over Mariners