It's the time in Spring Training when exhibitions begin to shift to Major League parks, and today's MLB.TV lineup features four of seven games in big league venues.The Cubs play the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Indians face the D-backs at Chase Field. The Dodgers and Angels begin the
It's the time in Spring Training when exhibitions begin to shift to Major League parks, and today's MLB.TV lineup features four of seven games in big league venues.
The Cubs play the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Indians face the D-backs at Chase Field. The Dodgers and Angels begin the Freeway Series at Angel Stadium. And the A's and Giants open the Bay Bridge Series at AT&T Park.
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 tonight (all times ET):
Cubs visit Lone Star State: CHC@HOU, 8:10 p.m., MLB.TV
The Cubs are in Houston for the first of two exhibition games against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Addison Russell is expected to return to the lineup after a seven-day hiatus with lower back stiffness. Brett Anderson, who won the fifth-starter spot, is set to make his fourth start of the spring.
Lance McCullers starts for the Astros. He's making his final tuneup before starting the club's second game of the regular season on Tuesday against Seattle.
Brantley expected to play: CLE@ARI, 9:40 p.m., MLB.TV
Michael Brantley is expected to be in the lineup when the Indians travel to Chase Field for an exhibition with the D-backs. Left-hander Chris Narveson is the planned starter for Cleveland.
Taijuan Walker draws the start for D-backs, who return from an off-day. Walker is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings in his first spring with Arizona.
Freeway Series begins: LAD@LAA, 10:07 p.m., MLB.TV
Kenta Maeda starts for the Dodgers as they open the three-game Freeway Series against the Angels in Anaheim. Maeda is 2-1 with a 3.75 ERA in four outings this spring. He's lined up as the Dodgers' No. 2 starter.
Yusmeiro Petit takes the mound for the Angels, who have two home games against the Dodgers before the Freeway Series shifts to Los Angeles on Saturday. Petit has 12 strikeouts in 12 innings this spring, with a 0.75 ERA over five appearances.
Bay Bridge Series opens: OAK@SF, 10:15 p.m., MLB.TV
Johnny Cueto starts for the Giants at AT&T Park in the opener of a three-game Bay Bridge Series. It's the third and final spring start for Cueto, the Giants' No. 2 starter.
Lefty Sean Manaea toes the rubber for the A's. Manaea is lined up as Oakland's No. 2 starter. The series shifts to Oakland after two games in San Francisco.
**Austin Laymance** is a reporter for MLB.com.