An exciting group of 11 MLB.TV games highlights a packed schedule of spring action today and tonight. The last two World Series champions square off, aces such as Julio Teheran and Jacob deGrom take the hill, and Japan faces the Dodgers in a tuneup before the World Baseball Classic semifinals.Fans
An exciting group of 11 MLB.TV games highlights a packed schedule of spring action today and tonight. The last two World Series champions square off, aces such as Julio Teheran and Jacob deGrom take the hill, and Japan faces the Dodgers in a tuneup before the World Baseball Classic semifinals.
Fans can watch much of this spring's action streaming live on MLB.TV Premium.
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Here's what to watch for throughout the day (all times ET):
Lynn, Teheran duel: STL@ATL, 1:05 p.m., MLB.TV
Teheran returns to Braves camp after pitching for Colombia in the 2017 Classic, where he retired the final 13 batters he faced in his last start against Canada.
Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn continues to work his way back after missing all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's allowed three runs (two earned) in nine innings for a 2.00 ERA this spring.
deGrom looks to continue solid spring: MIA@NYM, 1:10 p.m., MLB.TV
Mets righty deGrom has been stingy all spring, allowing one run on five hits across three Grapefruit League starts while striking out 13 in 10 innings.
Jose Urena starts for a Marlins split squad as he looks to rebound from his last outing, when he allowed six runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Samardzija looks to build stamina: MIL@SF, 4:05 p.m., MLB.TV
Jeff Samardzija's spring has been rocky. The Giants right-hander, who has pitched twice into the fourth inning without completing it, will be making his fourth Cactus League start. In 7 1/3 innings, the righty has allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on 13 hits.
Right-hander Zach Davies makes his fifth start of the spring for the Brewers, bringing in a 7.27 ERA.
Team Japan tunes up: JAP@LAD, 4:05 p.m.
Japan is in Arizona prepping for the Classic semifinals and gets an exhibition against the Dodgers today after sizing up the Cubs on Saturday.
Right-hander Trevor Oaks, who hasn't allowed a run in 7 2/3 spring innings, gets the start for the Dodgers.
Battle of recent champions: KC@CHC, 10:05 p.m., MLB.TV
The Royals and Cubs, the last two World Series champions, square off under the lights. Cubs left-hander Mike Montgomery, who is fighting for a spot in the rotation, will make his fifth spring appearance and fourth start. He's given up three earned runs and 11 hits over seven innings, striking out eight.
Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy makes his fourth spring start. He pitched 3 1/3 innings his last time out, blanking the Angels on three hits while striking out five.
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