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Two division leaders open up a three game set on Tuesday as the Florida Marlins host the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks lead the National League West while the Marlins lead the National League East. The Diamondbacks are playing well of late while the Marlins have slumped. That could change though as Arizona plays 26 of their next 38 games on the road.
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will complete their three-game series on Thursday with Chuck James facing Cole Hamels. The Phillies took the first game of the series and the Braves bats came alive in the second game on Wednesday.
First place will be on the line in the American League West on Thursday night as the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels conclude their four game series. It will be Justin Duchscherer facing Dustin Mosely.
The San Diego Padres don’t get much of a break as after facing the National League Champion Colorado Rockies they now have to travel to Arizona to take on the first place Arizona Diamondbacks. It will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Former Diamondback Tony Clark who signed with the Padres will be facing his former team for the first time.
The Detroit Tigers have started to play well since manager Jim Leyland threw a tirade last weekend. They will now look to get pitcher Justin Verlander on track as they face the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Verlander is 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA this season. He has pitched a little bit better than his numbers indicate though.
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres conclude a three-game set on Thursday evening at Petco Park. Jake Peavy gets the start for the Padres while Jeff Francis goes for the Rockies. Peavy is already in mid-season form with an ERA of 1.64 and a 3-0 record. Francis has struggled so far going 0-2 with a 9.53 ERA.
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet for the fourth time this season on Wednesday as the teams open up a short two game set, this time in New York. The Red Sox took two of three in Boston over the weekend against the Yankees. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Yankees at Home.
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.