(All times Eastern, starters subject to change)
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 9-6, 2.27) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 4-12, 4.99)
7pm ET on ESPN
Kyle Hendricks' Cinderella season just keeps on rolling. In his last four appearances (3 starts and once in relief), Hendricks has allowed just 1 run, and it was unearned despite 13 strikeouts. Hendricks has benefited from a .254 batting average on balls in play this season, part of a larger trend that most Cubs pitchers are enjoying, as the team as a whole is at .259, which would be the lowest such figure in more than 40 years.
James Shields appears to be pulling out of his nosedive. A so-so tenure in San Diego ended with a bang as he gave up 10 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks in 2 2/3 innings – so naturally, the White Sox, thinking they had a shot at the playoffs, traded for him. The beginning of his time on the South Side was grim, as he went 0-2 with a 15.80 ERA in 13 2/3 innings in his first 4 starts. In 5 starts since then, however, he’s got a 2.10 ERA in 34 1/3 innings, despite 6 home runs and just 16 K’s.
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Here’s the baseball available on FOX Sports Regional Networks across the land for Sling Blue subscribers:
St. Louis Cardinals (Martinez 9-6, 2.83) at New York Mets (Syndergaard 9-4, 2.43)
St. Louis Cardinals (Garcia 7-6, 3.98) at New York Mets (Colon 8-5, 3.48)
4:10pm & 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Midwest
San Diego Padres (Cashner 4-7, 4.79) at Toronto Blue Jays (Stroman 8-4, 4.90)
7:07pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego
Detroit Tigers (Pelfrey 3-9, 4.78) at Boston Red Sox (Wright 12-5, 2.67)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit
Philadelphia Phillies (Eickhoff 6-11, 3.98) at Miami Marlins (Koehler 7-8, 4.42)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida
Washington Nationals (Gonzalez 6-8, 4.53) at Cleveland Indians (Salazar 11-3, 2.75)
7:10pm ET on SportsTime Ohio
Oakland Athletics (Gray 4-9, 5.49) at Texas Rangers (Martinez 1-2, 6.45)
8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest
Arizona Diamondbacks (Corbin 4-9, 5.23) at Milwaukee Brewers (Garza 1-4, 5.94)
8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona & FOX Sports Wisconsin
Atlanta Braves (Harrell 1-2, 4.24) at Minnesota Twins (Santana 3-8, 3.93)
8:10pm ET on FOX Sports North & FOX Sports Southeast
New York Yankees (Sabathia 5-8, 4.04) at Houston Astros (Fister 10-6, 3.42)
8:10pm ET on YES
Los Angeles Angels (Skaggs NA) at Kansas City Royals (Gee 3-3, 4.19)
8:15pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & FOX Sports West
Tampa Bay Rays (Archer 5-13, 4.60) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Norris 5-9, 4.56)
10:10pm ET on Fox Sports Sun
Cincinnati Reds (Reed 0-4, 6.75) at San Francisco Giants (Cain 1-6, 5.88)
10:15pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati
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