MLB Games for 9/16
There are some great matchups today. Here are the games for the day.
Tampa Bay Rays (78-67) vs. New York Yankees (82-63) 1:05 PM ET
Boston Red Sox (66-80) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (65-79) 1:07 PM ET
Chicago White Sox (78-66) vs. Minnesota Twins (60-86) 2:10 PM ET
Facing the Minnesota Twins has been a cure-all this season for the Chicago White Sox – and particularly for right-hander Jake Peavy. The American League Central-leading White Sox hope to see that trend continue on Sunday when they try to wrap up a three-game sweep at Target Field. Chicago, which is clinging to a one-game lead over Detroit, will host the Tigers in a makeup game on Monday afternoon.
The White Sox have won 13 of 17 meetings with the Twins this season. Pitching has been the key to the first two games of the current series, as Chicago shut out Minnesota on four hits Friday and gave up just two hits in a 5-3 win Saturday. Peavy will look to continue that trend by keeping up his dominance over Minnesota. He is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts against the Twins this season and his last three wins have come at their expense.
Los Angeles Angels (79-67) vs. Kansas City Royals (66-79) 2:10 PM ET
Seattle Mariners (70-76) vs. Texas Rangers (86-59) 3:05 PM ET
Detroit Tigers (77-67) vs. Cleveland Indians (60-86) 3:05 PM ET
Baltimore Orioles (81-64) vs. Oakland Athletics (84-61) 4:05 PM ET
Cincinnati Reds (87-59) vs. Miami Marlins (65-81) 1:10 PM ET
Philadelphia Phillies (73-73) vs. Houston Astros (47-99) 2:05 PM ET
New York Mets (66-79) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (73-72) 2:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh Pirates (73-71) vs. Chicago Cubs (57-88) 2:20 PM ET
Colorado Rockies (58-86) vs. San Diego Padres (70-76) 4:05 PM ET
St. Louis Cardinals (76-70) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (76-70) 4:10 PM ET
San Francisco Giants (83-62) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (71-74) 4:10 PM ET
Washington Nationals (89-56) vs. Atlanta Braves (83-63) 8:10 PM ET
he Atlanta Braves made quite the statement by taking the first two contests of their three-game series with the Washington Nationals. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will look to make a statement of his own on Sunday night when he attempts to become the majors' first 20-game winner when the National League East rivals conclude their set on national television. Rookie Andrelton Simmons was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on Saturday as Atlanta rallied from an early four-run deficit for a 5-4 win.
Although the odds are still against them, the Braves sit just 6 1/2 games behind Washington in the NL East after winning four in a row and nine of their last 13 contests. For Atlanta to close the gap even further, it will have to prevent Gonzalez from matching Ross Grimsley's team record for wins – which was set in 1978. Washington's magic number to clinch the division remains at 11.
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