Major League Baseball has several games scheduled, with a couple of division leaders hoping to keep their positions, while tonight also features a doubleheader in the NFL. Here’s a look at the action in store for Monday in both leagues:
Astros Begin Series Against Rays
The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays meet for the first time this season to play the first of a three-game series tonight at Tropicana Field. The Astros have won 15 of their last 19 games and have a 15-game lead in the AL Central, while Tampa is trying to catch the Yankees in the AL East, where they trail them by six games.
Luis Garcia (12-8, 4.04 ERA) for Houston will face Drew Rasmussen (10-5, 2.77 ERA) for the Rays as they go for their third straight win.
The Rays get the win to extend their home streak.
Mets Look To Extend Road Streak Against Brewers
The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers meet for three games starting tonight at American Family Field. New York just completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates and holds a slim one-game lead in the NL East, while the Brewers recently took two of three from the New York Yankees over the weekend. Milwaukee has won six of its last eight games at home.
Max Scherzer (9-4, 2.26 ERA) for the Mets goes up against Corbin Burnes (10-7, 2.97 ERA) for the Brewers in tonight’s matchup.
Milwaukee wins a close one in this even pitching matchup.
Titans Go For First Win In Buffalo
The Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills clash on Monday night, with the Titans looking for their first win of the season. Tennessee lost to the New York Giants 21-20 in a close matchup at home last week, while the Bills defeated the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams 31-10 in Week 1 on the road. Buffalo is favored to win its first Super Bowl this year after making some great moves in the offseason.
Titans RB Derrick Henry had his best rushing game to date against Buffalo last season, gaining 143 yards and rushing for three touchdowns in their 34-31 victory. However, the Bills’ have gotten better up front since then after making improvements to the defensive line. Josh Allen led the Bills’ offense last week against the Rams, going 26-31 for 297 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
The Bills’ defense will dominate at home as they win their second game.
Vikings And Eagles Ready For Monday Night Showdown
The Minnesota Vikings are Philadelphia Eagles will face each other in the second game on Monday night in the NFL. The Vikings are still riding high after they dominated the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, 23-7. Kirk Cousins threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, with Justin Jefferson catching nine balls for 184 yards and scoring both touchdowns thrown by Cousins.
The Eagles got a three-point win over the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and hope to keep their position at the top of the NFC East standings with the New York Giants. Miles Sanders had a big day for Philadelphia last Sunday, rushing for 96 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. A.J. Brown also had ten receptions for 155 yards to lead all Eagles’ receivers.
The Eagles will take a decisive win at home.