Let's duel! Price-Cueto, MadBum-Felix on tap
There is another full slate of Interleague games today, highlighted by a pair of must-see pitchers' duels. Take advantage of the 50% off Father's Day special and watch live on MLB.TV.
Here are four things to watch for:
Price looks to go the distance again: DET @ CIN, 7:10 p.m. ET
Tigers ace David Price will take the hill against Johnny Cueto and the Reds in search of his third consecutive complete game. Price limited the White Sox to just one run while striking out 11 in a complete-game victory on June 6, then followed it up by striking out eight in a shutout against the Indians his last time out. He's looking to become the first starter to toss three straight complete games since Cliff Lee did so from June 16-28, 2011.
Cueto, meanwhile, has made a habit out of pitching deep into ballgames himself. The Reds ace has logged at least six innings in each of his 12 starts this season and has gone seven or more innings in 10 of those starts, tied with Nats ace Max Scherzer for the most such outings in the Majors.
World Series hero takes on a King: SFG @ SEA, 10:10 p.m. ET
Another top-notch pitchers' duel will take place on the West Coast as Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will square off against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. Hernandez will be looking to bounce back from the worst outing of his career Saturday, in which he was tagged for eight runs while recording only one out against the Astros. The disastrous start raised his season ERA nearly a full run from 2.51 to 3.38.
As for Bumgarner, he's turned in a quality start in five of his last six outings and enters with a 3.16 ERA through 13 starts.
Zimmermann faces no-no savior: TB @ WAS, 7:05 p.m. ET
The last time Jordan Zimmermann and Steven Souza Jr. appeared in the same game, Souza made a game-ending, highlight-reel diving catch to preserve Zimmermann's no-hitter on Sept. 29. Now the two will go head to head for the first time following Souza's offseason trade to the Rays.
Schwarber makes first start: CHC @ CLE, 7:10 p.m. ET
Kyle Schwarber, the latest highly touted Cubs prospect to receive the call to The Show, is expected to find his way into the starting lineup for the first time. Chicago's top pick in the 2014 Draft is slated to serve as the designated hitter for the Cubs' two games in Cleveland, as well as their three-game set in Minnesota this weekend. Schwarber was the top-ranked hitter in the Cubs' Minor League system following the early-season promotions of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell.