The Tampa Bay Rays (18-23) and Los Angeles Angels (21-18) will open up a four-game American League series Thursday night at Angel Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:05 p.m. ET
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The Tampa Bay Rays (11-15) and Boston Red Sox (12-14) will open up an American League East series at Fenway Park Tuesday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET
The San Francisco Giants (45-38) and Pittsburgh Pirates (46-36) will open up a three-game National League series on Friday night at PNC Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 ET
San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates (42-35) and St. Louis Cardinals (40-38) will close out a three-game National League Central series on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 2:15 ET
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles continue an important three-game series in the American League East Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
The Raptors just can’t catch a break. They are just barely hanging on to a playoff spot – one that is worthless anyway because it just means they’ll get crushed by the Cavs – and now they have to try to hold off the Bulls without Chris Bosh. Bosh tried to eat Antawn Jamison’s elbow last night. The hit wasn’t intentional, but it was so hard that he smashed his face, broke bones, and will be missing some time. The Raptors are lousy with Bosh, and without him they are impossibly bad. It’s possible that Bosh has played his last game for Toronto. What a pathetic organization the Raptors have turned into.
I was sad to see yesterday that Dontrelle Willis was held out of his next start. Nobody is saying it, but you have to imagine that it will be very hard for him to find his way back into the rotation. He showed some promise in his early starts, but he’s been getting increasingly ineffective since then. He’s clearly not a major league pitcher at this point. It never fails to amaze me to see a guy totally lose his game like that. It’s like what has happened with Fausto Carmona – a couple of years ago he was the next big thing, and now he’s toiling down in class A.