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NL East aces Teheran, Strasburg duel on .TV

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The baseball world's attention may be shifting to Miami in anticipation of the All-Star Game festivities, but several intriguing matchups play out today from coast to coast, live on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium is now available for $79.99 yearly or $24.99 monthly, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices. MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available at $59.99 yearly.

The baseball world's attention may be shifting to Miami in anticipation of the All-Star Game festivities, but several intriguing matchups play out today from coast to coast, live on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium is now available for $79.99 yearly or $24.99 monthly, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices. MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available at $59.99 yearly.

Here's what to watch for in a full slate of games today (all times Eastern):

Dueling Julio: ATL@WAS, 4:05 p.m.
In likely All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer's shadow, Washington's Stephen Strasburg has been quietly assembling an impressive season of his own. He's among baseball's leaders in strikeouts, opposing batting average and WHIP. But Strasburg isn't even the most compelling National in this afternoon tilt. That would be Bryce Harper, the mere sight of whom ought to make Braves starter Julio Teheran shake in his boots. Harper's batting .444 against the righty, racking up seven dingers and 17 RBIs in 36 at-bats.

Video: MIL@NYY: Suter, Severino to pitch at Yankee Stadium

McCarthy makes his return: KC@LAD, 7:15 p.m.
In the second of a three-game stint in Chavez Ravine, two of baseball's hottest teams go at it behind starters Ian Kennedy and Brandon McCarthy. McCarthy returns from the disabled list for his first outing in nearly two weeks and will attempt to stave off the control issues that marred his last start. Meanwhile, journeyman Kennedy is hot off a one-run, seven-strikeout effort against the Mariners in which he avoided giving up a homer for the first time since April 16.

Video: CIN@ARI: Castillo, Walker to take the hill

Castillo chases comeback: CIN@ARI, 10:10 p.m.
Twenty-four-year-old Luis Castillo has been an invigorating presence in Cincinnati's rotation since making his debut in late June. He touts a fastball that averages 98 mph and an impressive composure on the mound, despite being handed the loss in his last start against the Rockies. He and the Reds' lineup will face Taijuan Walker. Despite being the same age as Castillo, Walker has four years of big league experience under his belt. He allowed one earned run on six hits in his last outing, but he was the victim of a blown save and took a no-decision.

Megan Zahneis is a reporter for MLB.com.