MLB on Sling TV: Tigers vs. Indians on TBS, Yankees vs. Red Sox on ESPN, Sunday's Action on FOX Sports Regional Networks

Sep 18, 2016 by Scott Ross

(All times Eastern, starters subject to change)

Detroit Tigers (Norris 2-2, 3.81) at Cleveland Indians (Bauer 11-7, 4.06)
1pm ET on TBS
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the one time Daniel Norris faced Cleveland this year, he got injured, leaving the game after just 2+ innings with a strained oblique. But since returning from the injury on August 9, Norris has been pretty good, going 4-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 39 innings. Trevor Bauer, on the other hand, has had a rough go of it since July 7, going 4-5 with a 5.38 ERA over 75 ⅓ innings, with his last 2 outing being particularly gruesome. In back-to-back starts against Houston and Chicago, he gave up 11 runs in 10 ⅓.

The Tigers came into the weekend 6 games behind the Indians, your presumptive AL Central champs, but trailed the Orioles and the Blue Jays by just 2 games in the hunt for a Wild Card spot.

New York Yankees (Sabathia 8-12, 4.10) at Boston Red Sox (Pomeranz 10-12, 3.25)
8pm ET on ESPN
CC Sabathia has been coming on strong over his last 5 starts, with a 2.40 ERA, despite serving up a ghastly 5 home runs in just 30 innings. In his lone start against Boston this season, he went 5 1/3 , giving up 5 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks, as the Sox won 5-2.

Drew Pomeranz has had a tough time in Boston since coming over in a trade from San Diego, whose GM was recently suspended for shenanigans related to the transaction. After a rough adjustment period of 3 starts (0-2, 7.53 ERA), he ran off a stretch of 7 starts with a 2.70 ERA and 44 K’s over 42 ⅓ innings, but Boston went just 3-4 in those games. And then on Tuesday, he got rocked by the Orioles: 2 IP 4 H 5 R 2 BB 3 SO 2 HR – en route to a 6-3 loss.

The Red Sox took the first game of this series Thursday in dramatic fashion, with Hanley Ramirez’s 3-run bomb capping a 5-run rally in the 9th for a 7-5 walkoff win, that brought Sox record to 82-64, with a 2-game lead in the East, and dropped the Yankees to 77-69, 5 back of Boston and 3 games out of the Wild Card.

Watch the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians 1pm ET on TBS by subscribing to Sling Orange or Sling Blue, followed the New York Yankees vs. the Red Sox by at 8pm ET on ESPN Saturday by subscribing to Sling Orange.

Check out the baseball available Sunday on FOX Sports Regional Networks across the land for Sling Blue subscribers:

Detroit Tigers (Norris 2-2, 3.81) at Cleveland Indians (Bauer 11-7, 4.06)
1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & SportsTime Ohio

Minnesota Twins (Gibson 6-9, 5.08) at New York Mets (Ynoa 1-0, 15.19)
1:10pm ET on FOX Sports North

Miami Marlins (Cashner 5-11, 5.22) at Philadelphia Phillies (Asher 1-0, 1.46)
1:35pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Tampa Bay Rays (Odorizzi 9-6, 3.81) at Baltimore Orioles (Miley 8-13, 5.80)
1:35pm ET on Fox Sports Sun

Washington Nationals (TBD) at Atlanta Braves (Wisler 6-12, 5.00)
1:35pm ET on FOX Sports South

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 12-10, 3.05) at Kansas City Royals (Duffy 11-2, 3.15)
2:15pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City

Milwaukee Brewers (Peralta 6-10, 5.42) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 15-7, 2.03)
2:20pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin

Oakland Athletics (Detwiler 1-3, 5.31) at Texas Rangers (Lewis 6-2, 3.31)
3:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

Toronto Blue Jays (Stroman 9-8, 4.55) at Los Angeles Angels (Meyer 0-3, 8.18)
3:35pm ET on FOX Sports West

St. Louis Cardinals (Reyes 2-1, 1.29) at San Francisco Giants (Suarez 3-3, 4.20)
3:35pm ET on FOX Sports West

Los Angeles Dodgers (De Leon 2-0, 4.09) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Ray 8-13, 4.55)
4:10pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

San Diego Padres (Cosart 0-3, 5.16) at Colorado Rockies (Bettis 12-7, 4.78)
4:10pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

Watch baseball on FOX and FOX Sports Regional Networks by subscribing to Sling Blue.

All stats courtesy ESPN and Baseball Reference.

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