MLB Games for 9/7
There are some great matchups today. Here are the games for the day.
New York Yankees (77-60) vs. Baltimore Orioles (77-60) 7:05 PM ET
Toronto Blue Jays (61-75) vs. Boston Red Sox (63-75) 7:10 PM ET
Texas Rangers (82-55) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (75-62) 7:10 PM ET
Kansas City Royals (61-76) vs. Chicago White Sox (74-62) 8:10 PM ET
Cleveland Indians (58-79) vs. Minnesota Twins (56-81) 8:10 PM ET
Detroit Tigers (73-63) vs. Los Angeles Angels (74-63) 10:05 PM ET
The Los Angeles Angels provided some fancy footwork on Thursday, one day before the start of their three-game series with the visiting Detroit Tigers. Right-hander Ervin Santana replaced ace Jered Weaver for Friday's series opener after an MRI on the latter's right shoulder revealed tendinitis. The good news for manager Mike Scioscia's club is that Weaver is not expected to be sidelined for long after being on the business end of a line drive from Seattle's Dustin Ackley on Sunday. C.J. Wilson and Zack Greinke will start Saturday and Sunday's games, respectively.
While Detroit trails the first-place Chicago White Sox by one game in the American League Central, it also rests a half-game behind Los Angeles in the congested race for the second wild card. The Angels sit 2 1/2 games in back of wild-card occupants Oakland, Baltimore and New York. Los Angeles, which swept a three-game set from the rival Athletics, had won eight of its last nine before enjoying a day off on Thursday. The Tigers were also spectators on Thursday, having to stew after dropping two of three to struggling Cleveland.
Oakland Athletics (76-60) vs. Seattle Mariners (67-71) 10:10 PM ET
Miami Marlins (61-77) vs. Washington Nationals (85-52) 7:05 PM ET
Colorado Rockies (56-80) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (66-71) 7:05 PM ET
Chicago Cubs (51-86) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (72-64) 7:05 PM ET
Houston Astros (42-95) vs. Cincinnati Reds (83-55) 7:10 PM ET
Atlanta Braves (78-60) vs. New York Mets (65-72) 7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee Brewers (67-70) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (74-63) 8:15 PM ET
Arizona Diamondbacks (68-70) vs. San Diego Padres (64-74) 10:05 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers (73-65) vs. San Francisco Giants (77-60) 10:15 PM ET
The top two teams in the National League West square off Friday as the division-leading San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of their three-game series at AT&T Park. San Francisco remained 4 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles as both clubs were defeated at home on Wednesday. The Giants dropped a 6-2 decision to the Arizona Diamondbacks, while the San Diego Padres edged the Giants 4-3.
San Francisco was tamed by Trevor Cahill, who carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and came away with his 10th win of the year. The loss was the second in a row for the Giants following a stretch of six wins in seven contests. The team also has dropped four of five at home. Los Angeles, which went 3-4 on its homestand, battled back from an early three-run deficit but suffered another tough loss to San Diego. The division rivals split the first two games of their series, with each contest being decided in 11 innings.
The Dodgers, who trail St. Louis by 1 1/2 games for the second wild-card spot, close the regular season with a three-game set against the Giants at home.
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