MLB Games for 9/9
There are some great matchups today. Here are the games for the day.
New York Yankees (78-61) vs. Baltimore Orioles (78-61) 1:35 PM ET
Toronto Blue Jays (63-75) vs. Boston Red Sox (63-77) 1:35 PM ET
Texas Rangers (83-56) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (76-63) 1:40 PM ET
Kansas City Royals (62-77) vs. Chicago White Sox (75-63) 2:10 PM ET
Cleveland Indians (59-80) vs. Minnesota Twins (57-82) 2:10 PM ET
Detroit Tigers (73-65) vs. Los Angeles Angels (76-63) 3:35 PM ET
Zack Greinke has tamed the Detroit Tigers quite a few times in his career. With one victory under his belt this season and 12 in 18 career decisions, Greinke will attempt too continue his mastery of the Tigers as the Los Angeles Angels vie for a three-game sweep on Sunday. Los Angeles has gotten the better of Detroit in the current series, winning both contests to move two games in back of Baltimore and New York for the second wild card.
Detroit has dropped four of five to fall two games behind Chicago in the American League Central and 4 1/2 out in the wild-card race. Omar Infante collected his 1,000th career hit with an RBI single in the fourth inning on Saturday, but the Tigers' offense could not get untracked. After wrapping up this series, Detroit will visit the Windy City for a key four-game set with the White Sox.
Oakland Athletics (78-60) vs. Seattle Mariners (67-73) 4:10 PM ET
Atlanta Braves (80-60) vs. New York Mets (65-74) 1:10 PM ET
Houston Astros (43-96) vs. Cincinnati Reds (84-56) 1:10 PM ET
Miami Marlins (62-78) vs. Washington Nationals (86-53) 1:35 PM ET
The clock on Stephen Strasburg’s season ran out Saturday morning, but Washington shutting down its star hurler did not keep the Nationals from rallying for a stirring victory later that evening. Down three runs in the eighth inning and staring at a one-run deficit through a 2-hour, 33-minute rain delay, Washington nonetheless found a way to win with a 7-6 triumph in 10 innings. Since losing five games in a row, the Nationals have won nine of 11. Miami could not capitalize on winning Friday’s series opener and has lost 11 of its past 16.
The Marlins need a victory in the series finale to even the season series at 9-9. Both starting pitchers bring two-start winning streaks into the series finale. Washington’s Edwin Jackson has struck out nearly three times as many hitters as he has walked (147 to 50). Miami’s Ricky Nolasco beat the Nationals with a complete-game shutout on Aug. 28.
Colorado Rockies (56-81) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (67-71) 1:35 PM ET
Chicago Cubs (53-86) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (72-66) 1:35 PM ET
Milwaukee Brewers (69-70) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (74-65) 2:15 PM ET
Arizona Diamondbacks (69-71) vs. San Diego Padres (65-75) 4:05 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers (74-66) vs. San Francisco Giants (78-61) 8:05 PM ET
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to win the three-game series against the National League West-leading San Francisco Giants without outfielder Matt Kemp, who has inflammation and some fraying of the labrum in his left shoulder. The Dodgers sit 4 1/2 games behind the Giants with 23 contests to play after rallying for a 3-2 win on Hanley Ramirez's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday. Kemp is 3-for-30 since running into the wall at Coors Field last month, and he’s expected to be out until at least Tuesday. With Kemp out, the Dodgers will need more production out of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who delivered a much-needed leadoff triple in the ninth on Saturday. Gonzalez is hitting .241 (14-for-58) with a home run and 10 RBI in 14 games since arriving from Boston.
The Giants could use a quality start from Barry Zito in the series finale to give their bullpen some rest. San Francisco’s starting rotation is considered among the best in the majors, but the Giants’ starters have completed seven innings just twice in the last 14 games. In left field, Gregor Blanco is expected to get most of the starts while Xavier Nady sits with a strained left hamstring. Blanco had two hits while batting eighth on Saturday. The Dodgers will likely be without infielder Adam Kennedy for the rest of the season after the veteran aggravated a pulled right groin muscle on Friday. Luis Cruz will continue to get most of the starts at third base, with Juan Uribe and Nick Punto also seeing an increase in playing time.
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