MLB

The Los Angeles Angels will host the Minnesota Twins in the three-game series finale Wednesday night from Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Twins will send 28-year old left-hander Martin Perez to the mound, and the Angels will hand the ball to 30-year old right-hander Matt Harvey. The Twins own a 3-1 lead in the season series entering Tuesday.

The Houston Astros will host the Chicago White Sox in the third game of a four-game set Wednesday evening from Minute Maid Park. The White Sox will give the starting nod to 32-year old right-hander Ivan Nova, and the Astros will respond with 28-year old right-hander Gerrit Cole. The Astros won the season series opener by a 3-0 score on Monday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies are on the road as they play the middle game of a three-game set with the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night. Philadelphia swept a three-game series at home against Colorado, prevailing 7-5 in the finale on Sunday afternoon. Chicago won the rubber game of a three-game series on the road against the Nationals, holding on for a 6-5 triumph Sunday night. The pitching matchup for Monday’s opener was a clash of the past and present for the Cubs: Jake Arrieta took the mound for the Phillies against Chicago’s Yu Darvish.

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will resume a four-game AL East series Wednesday night from the Rogers Centre. The Red Sox will send 30-year old right-hander Rick Porcello to the mound, and the Blue Jays will give the call to 26-year old right-hander Aaron Sanchez. The season series is tied two games apiece which included a 10-3 Blue Jays victory on Tuesday night.

The Seattle Mariners are on the road as they play the final game of a three-game series with the Texas Rangers Wednesday afternoon. Texas hung on for a wild, 10-9 victory on Monday night in the opening game of the series. The pitching matchup for the middle game of the series Tuesday night saw Tommy Milone get the call for the Mariners against the Rangers’ Lance Lynn. 

The Oakland A’s are on the road as they make the trip to play the final game of a three-game set with the Cleveland Indians Wednesday afternoon. Oakland won the opening game of the series, taking a 6-4 victory on Monday night. The pitching matchup for Tuesday’s middle game of the series saw Chris Bassitt take the mound for the A’s against the Indians’ Trevor Bauer. 

Major League Baseball action on Wednesday afternoon and a pair of teams from the National League Central will square off as the Cincinnati Reds invade Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to grapple with the Milwaukee Brewers. This is game two of a brief two-game series.

The I-70 rivalry renews once more as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals open a two-game series Tuesday night in the first battle for Missouri bragging rights. After avoiding a three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels with a 5-1 victory Sunday, the Royals (16-31) turn to Homer Bailey to help them win back-to-back games for the first time since sweeping a May 1 doubleheader from Tampa Bay.

The Los Angeles Dodgers play the first game of a two-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night. Los Angeles won the rubber game of their road set with the Reds, prevailing 8-3 Sunday afternoon to take that series. Tampa Bay dropped the rubber game of their series with the Yankees, falling 13-5 on the road Sunday afternoon. The teams split four meetings in the last season series between the teams back in 2016 with each team winning once at home and once on the road.

The Miami Marlins are on the road as they play the first game of a three-game set with the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night. Miami swept the Mets at home over the weekend, prevailing 3-0 in the finale Sunday afternoon. Detroit had the finale of their four-game home set against the A’s suspended in the seventh inning: it will be continued on September 6 when the teams meet again. The Tigers had dropped the first three games of the series, falling 4-1 Saturday. Detroit swept all four meetings in the last season series between the teams back in 2016.

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