Los Angeles at Memphis
Memphis gets the job done tonight back at home. I'd say Clips win the series but it doesn't happen tonight in Memphis.
St. Louis at Arizona
Kyle Lohse (4-1, 2.11 ERA) looks to rebound from his worst outing of the season in the finale. The right-hander allowed five runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in a season-low five innings of a 5-4 loss at Houston on Friday. Lohse has not had it easy versus Arizona -- going 2-2 with a 5.36 ERA in eight starts. He's 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in five outings at Chase Field.
Arizona's Wade Miley (3-0, 2.33) makes his fourth straight start in place of the injured Daniel Hudson and faces the Cardinals for the first time. The left-hander had allowed one run in 12 1/3 innings while winning his first two starts, but gave up four in six innings of a 5-4 win at New York on Friday.
Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay at New York
James Shields (5-0, 3.05 ERA) will try to match a club record by winning a sixth consecutive start when the Rays go for an eighth straight victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night. Shields has a chance to match the team record set in 2008 with his sixth consecutive winning start, as he's posted a 1.98 ERA in his previous five outings. Shields, though, has lost his last three starts at Yankee Stadium and is 2-6 with a 5.05 ERA there. He's surrendered 10 home runs in those 10 outings.
Ivan Nova (3-1, 5.58) will be looking to rebound from his first loss in 21 starts. The right-hander gave up five runs and walked a season-high four in 6 1/3 innings of a 5-0 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday. The Yankees scored 30 runs in Nova's previous four starts. "You pitch with the mindset that, 'OK, your team is going to wake up any time,'" Nova said. "But they didn't."
Yankees have struggled against TB in recent match ups although they seem to have the Rays number at Yankee Stadium. Nova coming off a decent pitching outing, with no run support, giving him his first loss in 21 consecutive starts gets back on track here. Leaving the Rays and James Shields to continue to struggle in the Bronx.