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Red Sox Want It, But Can They Have It?

Several key games are on tap for MLB today. Here’s a glance at some of the important upcoming games on the schedule.

Red Sox Seek Second Win vs. Braves

In Atlanta, the Boston Red Sox will play their second game against the Braves tonight. After being swept by the White Sox in their last series, Boston won last night’s matchup 9-4 against Kyle Wright, who gave up seven hits and six earned runs in 4.2 innings. 

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Travis D’Arnaud went 2 for 4 to lead the Red Sox and is now hitting .309 with 15 RBIs. Boston sits at the bottom of the AL East at 11-19. They’re ten games behind the New York Yankees for first place.

The Braves took two of three games vs. Milwaukee in their previous series and looked more comfortable scoring nine runs in the series finale. They are still hitting just .226 overall but are scoring a respectable 4.07 runs per game. Atlanta hopes to catch the New York Mets, who are off to a fast start with a 21-10 record and lead the NL East by seven games over Atlanta. 

Atlanta will get the win at home to even up the series.

Orioles Go for Fourth Straight vs. Cards

The Baltimore Orioles have been hot lately, which is something you hardly hear about the perennial bottom dwellers of the AL East. However, they’ll be going for their fourth straight win and sixth in their last seven games. They are 7-3 in their previous ten games after ending a five-game losing streak. After their slow start to the season, Baltimore has plenty of time to turn things around and hopes to add another win to help them catch the Blue Jays, who are 3.5 games ahead of them in the standings. 

The Cardinals have now lost three straight games since winning three in a row and have fallen three games behind the Brewers for the lead in the NL Central with a 16-13 record. However, their superstar Nolan Arenado hasn’t slowed down, as he’s now batting .318 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs, which is fourth in the Majors. 

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St. Louis gets the win at home on the strength of Miles Mikolas’ 1.53 ERA as the starter.  

Rangers Try to Extend Home Streak vs. Royals

The Texas Rangers have won three straight games at home as they go for another win against the Kansas City Royals after beating them 6-4 in their first meeting of the season last night. Texas has now won five of the previous seven games against the Royals and is 8-3 vs. Kansas City in the last 11 games. Both teams are in fourth place in their respective divisions, with Texas just a half-game behind the Mariners for third place in the AL West. 

The Rangers took an early lead in the first inning of last night’s game, starting with Corey Seager’s first of two home runs on the night, and never looked back. He also led off the third inning with a solo blast. Kole Calhoun added a 2-RBI single for the Rangers to top off their three-run first inning. Brad Keller was torched for nine hits and five earned runs for the Royals.    

Texas will win their second straight against the struggling Royals offense.  

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Erik is a writer and a sports nut who has had the good fortune to be able to experience a wide variety of world sports action up close and personal. He enjoys staying on top of the changing world of athletics and capitalizing on his writing skills to offer a unique take on what's going on in the ever-changing athletics ecosystem.

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