MLB Games for 8/28
There are some great matchups today. Here are the games for the day.
Chicago White Sox (71-56) vs. Baltimore Orioles (70-57) 7:05 PM ET
The Baltimore Orioles’ season has been defined by unexpected contributions from up and down the roster and players stepping up with the game on the line. Even Lew Ford and Nate McLouth are getting into the act. The Chicago White Sox have had a similar unlikely ascent to contention but at least have several big names to fall back on in a pinch. The Orioles will be looking to clinch a series win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
McLouth recorded his first three-RBI game since joining the Orioles on Monday, when his two-run homer in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in the 4-3 triumph. The only other RBI came from Ford, who hit his first major league homer since 2007. Baltimore is tied for the lead in the American League wild card race. The White Sox had their six-game winning streak come to an end Monday but still sit two games clear of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer for Chicago on Monday and has driven in at least one run in five of the last six games.
Toronto Blue Jays (57-70) vs. New York Yankees (74-54) 7:05 PM ET
Oakland Athletics (70-57) vs. Cleveland Indians (55-73) 7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay Rays (70-58) vs. Texas Rangers (76-52) 8:05 PM ET
Detroit Tigers (69-58) vs. Kansas City Royals (56-71) 8:10 PM ET
Seattle Mariners (62-67) vs. Minnesota Twins (52-76) 8:10 PM ET
Boston Red Sox (62-67) vs. Los Angeles Angels (66-62) 10:05 PM ET
New York Mets (59-69) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (61-67) 7:05 PM ET
St. Louis Cardinals (71-57) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (68-60) 7:05 PM ET
The St. Louis Cardinals are flying high and the host Pittsburgh Pirates are spiraling downward entering Tuesday’s second contest of a three-game set. The Cardinals won the opener for their sixth win in seven games to strengthen their position in the National League wild-card race. Meanwhile, the Pirates have dropped six of seven games and are three games behind St. Louis in the wild-card competition. Matt Holliday hit the go-ahead homer in Monday’s game.
The Cardinals hope to get third baseman David Freese (wrist) back after a three-game absence. Holliday leads the National League with 90 RBIs and is 14-for-31 (.452) during an eight-game hitting streak. First baseman Allen Craig is 11-for-23 (.478) with nine RBIs over the last five games. Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen had two hits for only his third multi-hit outing in his last 19 games. McCutchen is batting only .245 in August after a torrid July in which he batted .446. His .345 average is second best in the NL, one point behind suspended Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants.
Washington Nationals (77-50) vs. Miami Marlins (58-71) 7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee Brewers (60-67) vs. Chicago Cubs (49-78) 8:05 PM ET
San Francisco (71-57) vs. Houston Astros (40-88) 8:05 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers (69-60) vs. Colorado Rockies (52-75) 8:40 PM ET
Cincinnati Reds (78-52) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (64-65) 9:40 PM ET
Atlanta Braves (73-56) vs. San Diego Padres (60-70) 10:05 PM ET
Check the latest MLB Scores and Odds
- Angels use late surge to down Royals
- Orioles send Strop to DL
- 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