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The New York Yankees will try and keep scoring runs as they open up a series in Toronto on Tuesday. The Yankees had 17 hits in Sunday as they routed the Royals 15-6. They may have a tougher time on Tuesday as they face A.J. Burnett and the Toronto Blue Jays. Burnett has won five straight games and is part of a Toronto staff which has a 1.85 ERA in the last six games. Burnett is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last four starts versus the Yankees. New York must face Burnett, rookie David Purcey and Roy Halladay in this series.
The Boston Red Sox are heavy favorites on Wednesday as they host the Texas Rangers and Jon Lester is the big reason why. He is 10-4 on the season with a 3.23 ERA. He is 6-1 at home this season with a 2.87 ERA in 12 starts. He will be opposed by Luis Mendoza who is 3-5 with a 7.50 ERA this season. Mendoza is 1-2 with a 7.50 ERA in his four starts since the All-Star break. He is 1-3 with an 8.46 ERA on the road. He was shelled earlier this year at Boston by a score of 11-3.
Two teams battling to make the playoffs continue their series on Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins host the St. Louis Cardinals. Ricky Nolasco gets the start for Florida while Braden Looper goes for the Cardinals. Looper is 10-9 on the season with a 4.20 ERA while Nolasco is 11-7 with a 3.92 ERA.
The Tampa Bay Rays may have a 4.5 game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League East but injuries are starting to mount. The Rays just placed outfielder Carl Crawford and third baseman Evan Longoria on the 15-day DL. The Rays did set a record on Sunday as they picked up their club-record 71st victory of the season in Seattle. They understand that injuries must be overcome.
The Chicago Cubs will try and take some of their home success on the road as they begin a three-game series on Tuesday in Atlanta against the Braves. The Cubs have the best home record in the National League at 45-17 but have turned it around on the road of late, winning their last five.
The Los Angeles Dodgers open a 10-game homestand tonight starting with a series against the National League East leading Philadelphia Phillies. The Dodgers had a good chance to take over first place in the National League West but lost two of three in San Francisco over the weekend.
The Florida Marlins and New York Mets will begin an important three-game series on Friday with Ricky Nolasco facing Oliver Perez. Nolasco has been excellent all season for the Marlins. He is 11-6 on the season with a 3.91 ERA while Perez is 7-7 for the Mets with a 4.12 ERA.
Many people believed that the Detroit Tigers needed to sweep this series against the Chicago White Sox to stay in the Central Division race. That will not happen, but Detroit will try and get a win on Wednesday as Zach Miner faces Javier Vazquez. Miner is 5-4 on the season with a 3.77 ERA while Vazquez is 8-9 with a 4.66 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking White Sox at Home.
The battle at the top of the National League East continues on Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Florida Marlins. Kyle Kendrick gets the start for Philadelphia while Anibal Sanchez goes for the Marlins. Kendrick is 9-5 on the season with a 4.59 ERA while Sanchez is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA.
Another slugfest could be on tap Wednesday evening as the Texas Rangers host the New York Yankees. Tommy Hunter makes his second career start for the Rangers while Sidney Ponson goes for New York.