Game 1: Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros
This game will be a good one to watch as it could be a future matchup in the playoffs to see who will represent the AL in the World Series. The starter for the Indians is righty Mike Clevinger who has a 1-1 record with a 2.61 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 3 appearances so far this season. The Astros will send out veteran righty Mike Fiers who has a 1-1 record with a 5.75 ERA and 33 strikeouts. The hitter to watch for the Indians is Jason Kipnis who has a .304 average with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in his last 7 games. For the Astros, watch for Jose Altuve who has a .364 average with 1 home run and 4 RBIs in his past 7 games.
Game 2: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
This game between AL East rivals will feature two teams trying to look for a spark with some poor play of late. The starter for the Yankees is righty Masahiro Tanaka who has a 5-2 record with a 5.80 ERA and 35 strikeouts. The Rays will send out righty Matt Andriese who has a 3-1 record with a 3.18 ERA and 42 strikeouts. The hitter to watch for the Yankees is Chase Headley who has a .333 average with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs in 12 career at-bats against Andriese. For the Rays, watch for Corey Dickerson who has a .375 average with 1 home run and 2 RBIs in 16 career at-bats against Tanaka and, in his past 7 games, has a .375 average with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs.
Game 3: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs PPD
This game between NL Central rivals will be between a surprising division leader and a surprising early third place team. That first place team is the Brewers and they will send out righty Chase Anderson who has a 2-0 record with a 3.43 ERA and 39 strikeouts. The Cubs will send out struggling righty Jake Arrieta who has a 4-3 record with a 5.44 ERA and 49 strikeouts. The hitter to watch for the Brewers is Eric Sogard who has a home run in 2 at-bats against Arrieta and, in the past 7 games, he has a .450 average with 1 home run and 5 RBIs. For the Cubs, watch for Ian Happ who has been hot since being called up from Triple-A with a .333 average with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 6 games.