A full schedule of games is slated for Wednesday in MLB and features several key division clashes. Here’s a look at a few of the matchups for today.
Royals Look To Take Series Against White Sox
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox wrap up their three-game series tonight at Guaranteed Rate Field. KC took the first game 2-1 on Monday, but the Sox’s bats came alive last night as they beat the Royals 9-2.
Chicago is just two games behind the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central race and has won three of their last four games, while the Royals are at the bottom of the division and trail the first-place Twins by 13.5 games in the standings.
Brady Singer is 4-3 with a 3.51 ERA and will get the start against Lance Lynn, who is 1-4 with a 6.42 ERA on the season.
Chicago wins to keep the pressure on the division-leading Twins.
A’s and Angels Battle in NL West Matchup
The Oakland Athletics play the second game of their series in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels in this AL West rivalry. The Angels won the first game 3-1 last night for their third straight win against Oakland this season.
Los Angeles is a distant fourth in the division standings, 22 games behind the Houston Astros, while Oakland is in last place with the worst record in the AL at 39-66 and is 28 games behind the division leader.
James Kaprielian will start tonight for Oakland and is 2-5 with a 4.50 ERA. He’ll go up against Shohei Ohtani for the Angels, who is 9-6 with a 2.81 ERA in 2022.
Los Angeles wins another tonight against the struggling A’s.
Dodgers Seek Seventh Straight Win Versus Giants
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their assault on the National League standings as they play the San Franciso Giants in the third of their four-game series at Oracle Park. The Dodgers reached the 70-win mark in their second straight win over the Giants on the current road trip and lead the second-place San Diego Padres by 11.5 games in the division.
San Francisco has been dominated by the Dodgers this season, winning just three of the eleven games they’ve faced each other. They took their last series, winning three games against the Cubs after losing all seven games on their previous road trip. They trail the Dodgers by 19.5 games in the division.
Julio Urias brings his 10-6 record and 2.71 into this start against Alex Cobb for the Giants. He’s 3-5 this season with a 4.06 ERA.
The Dodgers win as they extend their current streak to four games.