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O's and Rays open AL East series

3 years 5 months 1 day ago August 19, 2013 Aug 19, 2013 Monday, August 19 2013 August 19, 2013 9:59 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

UNDATED - Two of the teams trying to close in on first place Boston in the American League East are squaring off tonight in Baltimore as the Orioles play host to Tampa Bay.

The Rays start the day in second place, a game back of the Sox, while the Orioles are 4 ½ games back of Boston. Chris Tillman of the Orioles is gunning for his 15th win of the season as he squares off against 6-5 David Price.

The Red Sox are in San Francisco this evening for a game against the Giants.

A pair of National League teams looking for a playoff spot open a series tonight in Cincinnati as the Reds entertain the Diamondbacks. Cincy is 2 1/2 games back of Pittsburgh in the NL Central while the DBacks are 7 ½ back of the Dodgers in the NL West. The Cardinals are in Milwaukee tonight while the Dodgers are in Miami.

In a final game of note, Washington is in Chicago to play the Cubs. Neither team is having all that good of a season but Washington's Jordan Zimmermann can get his 15th win of the season tonight.

 

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