MLB Games for 9/4
There are some great matchups today. Here are the games for the day.
Cleveland Indians (57-78) vs. Detroit Tigers (72-62) 7:05 PM ET
Baltimore Orioles (75-59) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (60-74) 7:07 PM ET
New York Yankees (76-58) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (74-61) 7:10 PM ET
Minnesota Twins (55-80) vs. Chicago White Sox (73-61) 8:10 PM ET
Texas Rangers (80-54) vs. Kansas City Royals (60-74) 8:10 PM ET
Los Angeles Angels (72-63) vs. Oakland Athletics (76-58) 10:05 PM ET
The Los Angeles Angels are on a roll, but so are the teams in control of the American League wild card race. The Angels, who have won six of their last seven contests and 10 of 13, will try to gain another game when they visit the wild card leading Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Los Angeles halted Oakland's nine-game winning streak with an 8-3 victory on Monday to move 5 1/2 games behind the Athletics, but remained 3 1/2 back of the Baltimore Orioles, who are second in the wild card standings. The Angels on Monday began a stretch of 10 games against Oakland (seven) and the Detroit Tigers, who are one-half game ahead of Los Angeles. Baltimore has won 11 of its last 15 games.
Zack Greinke, who has won his last two starts and three of his last four, takes the mound for the Angels. He will oppose Oakland rookie Jarrod Parker, who is 2-0 in his three starts but was not sharp while winning his last outing. Greinke will have to deal with a hot hitter in Athletics rookie third baseman Josh Donaldson, who is batting .338 with five home runs and 15 RBIs since being promoted from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 14.
Boston Red Sox (62-74) vs. Seattle Mariners (66-70) 10:10 PM ET
Chicago Cubs (51-83) vs. Washington Nationals (82-52) 7:05 PM ET
Houston Astros (42-93) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (70-64) 7:05 PM ET
Colorado Rockies (55-78) vs. Atlanta Braves (76-59) 7:10 PM ET
The Atlanta Braves might not catch the Washington Nationals in the National League East, but they’re playing like a dangerous wild card team. The Braves opened their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies with a 6-1 win Monday, keeping them atop the race for the first wild card spot. Atlanta, which is 10-2 against Colorado since the beginning of last season, trails Washington by 6 1/2 games in the NL East. Braves catcher Brian McCann has missed the last two games with a sore right shoulder and is listed as day-to-day after receiving a cortisone shot Saturday.
While the Braves have won two straight, not everyone is happy. Second baseman Dan Uggla voiced his frustration after being told by manager Fredi Gonzalez that Martin Prado will receive most of the starts at second down the stretch. Uggla started in this year’s All-Star game, but his average has dipped to .208. Jeff Baker and Tyler Pastornicky could also start at second, with Uggla serving as a late-inning power source off the bench. The Rockies are eager to get shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (groin) back in the lineup, but he’s not expected to complete his rehab assignment until next week. When Tulowitzki returns, rookie Josh Rutledge will likely become the team’s regular second baseman.
Milwaukee Brewers (65-69) vs. Miami Marlins (60-75) 7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia Phillies (65-70) vs. Cincinnati Reds (82-54) 7:10 PM ET
New York Mets (64-71) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (73-62) 8:15 PM ET
San Diego Padres (62-74) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (73-63) 10:10 PM ET
Arizona Diamondbacks (66-70) vs. San Francisco Giants (77-58) 10:15 PM ET
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- 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
- Lynn tosses Cards over Dodgers
- Cuddyer productive in return, leads Rox over Giants