The Dodgers, in the midst of an historic regular season, are must-see television on a nightly basis as they continue their quest to challenge the record for the most wins of any team in history.
That much is especially true when facing the National League West rival D-backs, who are having their own impressive season. Arizona owns one of the best records in baseball, and it is closing in on its win total from the 2016 season (69).
Tonight, Los Angeles left-hander Alex Wood toes the rubber opposite Arizona righty (and former Dodger) Zack Greinke in a highly intriguing division duel as part of a full slate of games streaming live on MLB.TV.
Wood takes the mound on the heels of back-to-back victories versus the Giants and Braves, while Greinke has won each of his past five decisions. First pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET at Chase Field.
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Here's what else to watch for throughout the day (all times in ET):
Gio follows up near no-no: [email protected], 7:05 p.m.
The Nationals' Giovany Gonzalez nearly no-hit the Marlins in his last outing at Marlins Park on July 31, tossing eight scoreless innings before allowing a single to Dee Gordon to lead off the ninth.
Gonzalez faces the Marlins again, but this time at Nationals Park, where Miami will send lefty Adam Conley to the hill to try and slow down Washington. Conley has been solid since rejoining the big league club after an extended stint in the Minors, going 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA in four starts.
Close East race: [email protected], 7:10 p.m.
The sprint to the top of the AL East has several contenders, and while the Red Sox currently hold the No. 1 spot, the Rays are not far behind.
Tampa Bay tries to move its way up the standings as it goes head to head with Boston at Tropicana Field. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (5-14, 4.70 ERA) takes on right-hander Jake Odorizzi (6-4, 4.47 ERA) in the final game of the series.
Cahill lasted just 4 2/3 innings in his first outing with his new club, allowing two earned runs -- both solo homers -- on six hits with two walks. Leake suffered his 10th loss of the season to the Reds in his previous outing despite posting a quality start for the 14th time this year.