Cross-country meeting in L.A.
UNDATED - There are some good matchups in baseball this evening including the start of an interleague series between the Red Sox and Dodgers.
Boston starts the day a game in front of Tampa Bay in the American League East, while the Dodgers top the Diamondbacks by 9 ½ games in the National League West. The pitching matchup has John Lackey going for the Sox against Ricky Nolasco.
The Rays are home to the surging Yankees. New York has won five straight and eight of 10 to move to within six games of the Red Sox. The Orioles are 5 ½ back of the Sox in the AL East and tonight they are facing the Athletics in Baltimore. The A's are 2 ½ games back of the Rangers in the AL West. Texas is playing in Chicago against the White Sox.
Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals is looking for his 15th win of the season tonight as St. Louis hosts Atlanta. This is the second game of their series. The Cards are a game back of the Pirates in the NL Central while the Reds are 2 ½ back. Pittsburgh is at San Francisco this evening while the Reds are home to the Brewers. The Braves continue to dominate the NL East. They have a 14-game lead over Washington.