MLB is nearing the end of the regular season, with several teams still hunting for the playoffs. Teams are also fighting for position in the NFL as the top squads look to hold on to their winning records in Week 4. Here are a few of the exciting matchups coming up.
Yankees Host Orioles For Three-Game Series
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees begin their final season series tonight in the Bronx. Baltimore has yet to be eliminated from playoff contention and trails the Tampa Bay Rays by five games for the final Wild Card playoff spot. However, without a sweep on the road against their division rivals, Baltimore will lose their chances of making the postseason in this series.
New York has won eight straight at home and have clinched the AL East title. They took two games from the Toronto Blue Jays and have won ten of their last 13. Yankees fans anticipate Aaron Judge breaking the AL record for home runs in this series. He currently has 61 homers to tie Roger Maris for the most in league history.
Jordan Lyles (11-11, 4.55 ERA) for the Orioles will take the hill against Domingo German (3-3, 3.30 ERA) for the Yankees in Game 1.
New York gets the win to extend their home streak.
Mets Face Braves For Top Of NL East
The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves face off for three games starting tonight at Truist Park. The Mets have a one-game lead over the Braves for first place in the division and hope to hold them off one last time to take the NL East title with just six games remaining for both teams. New York is 9-3 in its previous 12 games since being swept by the Chicago Cubs at home.
Atlanta has been battling with New York for the division lead for the entire second half of the season but hasn’t been able to get over the hump. They finished 4-3 on their most recent road trip and have won ten of their last 11 games at home. The Braves trail the season series against the Mets 9-7 coming into tonight’s game.
A great pitching matchup is scheduled for tonight as the Mets send Jacob deGrom (5-3, 2.93 ERA) to the mound to face Atlanta ace Max Fried (13-7, 2.50 ERA) in the series-opening game.
The Braves win to force a tie for first in the NL East.
Bills Travel to Baltimore to Face Ravens
The NFL features an outstanding matchup on Sunday, with the Buffalo Bills set to face the Baltimore Ravens in a battle for AFC supremacy. Baltimore has won five of the last eight meetings between these two teams, with Buffalo winning the previous matchup in last year’s playoffs. The Ravens are tied with the Cleveland Browns for first in the AFC North and are now 2-1 after last week’s win over the New England Patriots on the road.
Buffalo started the season as the favorites to win it all but were derailed last week when they lost to the Miami Dolphins 21-19. They won’t have an easy time this week either, as this game should have lots of offense. The Bills are solid on defense but will be facing the top-scoring team in the NFL. Josh Allen should be able to pick apart the shaky Ravens secondary and score enough points to keep up with the high-powered Baltimore offense.
Buffalo wins to keep pace with Miami in the division standings.