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The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals have started the season in fine form with the Brewers starting 8-4 and the Cardinals going 9-4. Milwaukee is getting some unexpected help as Gabe Kapler, who was coaching in the minor leagues last season is leading the way.
The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians begin a series on Monday in a rematch of last yearâ€™s ALCS that Boston won after trailing three games to one. Boston went on to win the World Series after the comeback against Cleveland. The Indians could be looking for a little revenge but considering they are only 5-7 this season they could just be trying to win some games.
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks are already playing against each other for the fifth time this season when they face off on Saturday. The Diamondbacks swept the Rockies last week at Coors Field and outscored them 20-5.
One of the best rivalries in all of sports continues on Sunday night as the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. The Yankees are schedule to throw Phil Hughes on Sunday while the Red Sox will counter with Daisuke Matsuzaka. Hughes has not started off well this season and will be under a lot of pressure on Sunday since he grew up as a Red Sox fan. Hughes couldnâ€™t make it out of the fourth inning on Tuesday against Kansas City. Hughes has never faced Boston in his career.
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a series for the second time this season and Fridayâ€™s opener will be a rematch of last Saturday as Jake Peavy faces Brad Penny. Peavy has totally shut down the Dodgers in his career going 10-1 against them.
The Philadelphia Phillies definitely have the New York Mets number. They beat them for the ninth straight time on Tuesday but they may have lost National League MVP Jimmy Rollins for a while. He sprained his left ankle and his status for Wednesdayâ€™s game is uncertain. Philadelphia will be going with Kyle Kendrick on Wednesday while the Mets will go with Mike Pelfrey.
The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off a sweep of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox over the weekend. They will look to keep their hot streak going as they open up a series against Oakland on Tuesday. The Blue Jays will go with A.J. Burnett while the Aâ€™s will counter with Rich Harden.
The Yankees will try and get a split in their four game series against Tampa Bay on Monday as Mike Mussina faces Jason Hammel. The Yankees rotation has struggled, other than Chien-Ming Wang who won yesterday. Mussina did not pitch well in his first start, giving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings last week against Toronto in a 5-2 loss.
Two opening day starters will matchup in Detroit on Sunday night as Mark Buehrle and the Chicago White Sox face Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. Buehrle did not pitch well in the opener as he allowed seven runs on seven hits in the second inning against Cleveland on Monday. Justin Verlander was a little better than Buehrle on opening day for the Tigers but he still didnâ€™t pitch that well allowing four earned runs on four hits in six innings against Kansas City.