A pair of promising young hurlers square off in an enticing American League East clash today, when Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy faces Yankees lefty Jordan Montgomery at Yankee Stadium, streaming live on MLB.TV.The duel is a rematch of the clubs' meeting on Memorial Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
A pair of promising young hurlers square off in an enticing American League East clash today, when Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy faces Yankees lefty Jordan Montgomery at Yankee Stadium, streaming live on MLB.TV.
The duel is a rematch of the clubs' meeting on Memorial Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when Bundy bested Montgomery with seven innings of two-run ball to pick up his sixth win of the year. Montgomery allowed three runs (one earned) lasting just 4 1/3 frames as the O's handed him his fourth loss.
Bundy and Montgomery, both 24 years old, have played big roles in their teams' success early in the year. Before his last outing against the Red Sox, Bundy had completed at least six innings in each of his starts, giving Baltimore much-needed length.
Montgomery joined the Yankees' rotation in mid-April, and he has recorded a 3.67 ERA across his first 10 career big league starts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. ET in what is the first contest of a three-game set.
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Here's what else to watch for throughout the day (all times in ET):
Opener just the appetizer: COL@CHC, 2:20 p.m.
The Cubs put the leadoff man aboard, but they could get no further against Rockies closer Greg Holland in the ninth inning of Colorado's 4-1 win on Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs aren't alone -- Holland is now 22-for-22 in save opportunities and is a major reason behind the Rockies' National League-best 39 wins this year. Holland's $6 million free agent contract over the offseason is beginning to look like a real bargain, considering his 1.19 ERA, and he's a prime early contender for the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award after missing the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Long reliever Mike Montgomery, who battled for the Cubs' fifth rotation spot in Spring Training, will make his first start of the season as Kyle Hendricks was placed on the 10-day disabled list. He'll be opposed by rookie right-hander German Marquez of the Rockies in Friday's matinee.
Kluber looks to keep rolling: CWS@CLE, 7:10 p.m.
The Indians' Corey Kluber takes the mound again following a brilliant outing in his return from the disabled list. The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, pitching for the first time in a month after recovering from a lower back strain, held the Athletics scoreless with 10 strikeouts in six innings on June 1. He needed just 77 pitches to pick up his fourth win of the season.
Kluber will attempt to follow up his stellar performance when he gets the ball vs. right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (4-6, 4.83 ERA) and the White Sox in the opener of a three-game divisional battle.
Johnson jockeys with Tigers: DET@BOS, 7:10 p.m.
With left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on the disabled list, the Red Sox plan to recall lefty Christopher Johnson to start tonight's series opener against Detroit. Johnson was sent back down to Triple-A Pawtucket after firing a shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Mariners in his third career start.
Johnson, 26, has been equally impressive in eight starts for Pawtucket this season, going 2-0 with a 2.72 ERA for the Minor League club.
Hill trying to extend: CIN@LAD, 10:10 p.m.
Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill toes the rubber for his seventh start of the season vs. the Reds, who are fresh off a four-game sweep of the Cardinals.
Hill tallied a season-high 97 pitches in his last outing on Saturday, but he was not as efficient as he would have probably like, completing only four innings. In fact, the veteran hurler has yet to eclipse five innings pitched in any of his outings so far this season.
Cincinnati turns to rookie lefty Amir Garrett to keep the win streak alive. Garrett has slowed down significantly after a blazing start to his career, having allowed at least six runs in each of his past three starts.
Rare sighting: MIN@SF, 10:15 p.m.
It's not often fans get to see Minnesota playing San Francisco, but the two clubs will meet at AT&T Park for a three-game Interleague series starting tonight.
This is the fifth time in history the Twins and Giants will go head to head in a three game series, and the first time since 2014.
Right-hander Ervin Santana looks to get back on track after allowing a season-high seven earned runs in four innings, including a grand slam to Angels slugger Jose Pujols for No. 600.
The Giants counter with lefty Matt Moore, who is 2-2 with a 2.57 ERA in five starts this year on the shores of McCovey Cove.
Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB.