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Cueto, Hill meet again on MLB.TV

Red Sox go for sixth straight win; Mets look to gain ground in Wild Card
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The Dodgers and Giants will give baseball fans another enticing starting pitching matchup tonight as Johnny Cueto opposes Rich Hill at Dodger Stadium in a clash of division rivals and postseason contenders.

Cueto and the Giants are looking up at the Dodgers in the National League West, though San Francisco is tied with St. Louis for a Wild Card spot. Meanwhile, Hill is one start removed from tossing seven perfect innings for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers and Giants will give baseball fans another enticing starting pitching matchup tonight as Johnny Cueto opposes Rich Hill at Dodger Stadium in a clash of division rivals and postseason contenders.

Cueto and the Giants are looking up at the Dodgers in the National League West, though San Francisco is tied with St. Louis for a Wild Card spot. Meanwhile, Hill is one start removed from tossing seven perfect innings for the Dodgers.

Today's full schedule of Major League games also features a number of contests with Wild Card implications in both leagues.

And the best place to catch all the action is on MLB.TV.

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Here's what to watch for today in the Majors (all times ET):

Cueto, Hill duel: SF@LAD, 10:10 p.m.
Cueto and Hill meet at Chavez Ravine for the second time in less than a month, and the stakes are even higher this time. The Dodgers rallied for a walk-off win on Monday that lowered their magic number to clinch the NL West to seven games over the Giants, who are now tied with the Cardinals for the second NL Wild Card spot.

The Dodgers enjoyed a 1-0 win the last time these two pitchers faced off, with Hill tossing six innings in his Aug. 24 Dodgers debut to get the win.

Hill has been one of the keys to the Dodgers' surge to the top of the division, going 3-1 with a 1.48 ERA in four starts since coming over in a Trade Deadline deal with the A's.

Cueto will face the Dodgers for the fifth time this year, his first with the Giants. After allowing six runs in his first start against Los Angeles on April 6, Cueto has given up two runs or fewer in the three starts since. He's coming off a complete-game win over the Cardinals.

Stat that matters: For his career, Cueto is 14-14 with a 3.93 ERA in September-October, which are his worst figures for any month.

Video: SF@LAD: Cueto strikes out six over six innings

AL East showdown: BOS@BAL, 7:05 p.m.
The Red Sox will go for a sixth straight win when they face the Orioles in the second game of a key three-game series. Boston leads Baltimore by four games in the AL East.

Kevin Gausman starts for the O's, who are tied with the Blue Jays for the first AL Wild Card. Gausman is pitching like an ace, going 4-0 with an 0.82 ERA and four scoreless outings over his last five starts. He fired eight shutout innings to beat the Sox last Wednesday after going 0-2 with an 11.00 ERA in his first two starts this year against Boston.

The Red Sox will give the ball to left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. A former Orioles prospect, Rodriguez is looking to bounce back after allowing eight hits and four runs over 2 1/3 innings against the Yankees in his last start.

This matchup is the MLB Network Showcase game and MLB Plus game.

Stat that matters: Gausman is 6-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 11 starts at home this year, and has pitched 12 straight scoreless innings at Camden Yards.

Video: BAL@BOS: Gausman shuts out Red Sox over eight frames

Mets try to solve Teheran: ATL@NYM, 7:10 p.m.
The Mets will try to remain in the driver's seat for a postseason berth when they host Julio Teheran and the Braves. New York is one game ahead of the Giants and Cardinals for the first NL Wild Card spot.

Teheran gave the Mets fits the last time he started at Citi Field, allowing just one baserunner in a shutout on June 19. In three starts against the Mets this year, Teheran owns an 0.78 ERA over 23 innings.

Robert Gsellman draws the start for the Mets. The rookie right-hander tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings against the Nationals in his last outing. Gsellman faced the Braves in Atlanta on Sept. 9, allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings.

Stat that matters: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has a 23-game hit streak and has reached base in 39 consecutive games, each the longest active streak in the Majors.

Video: ATL@NYM: Teheran twirls a one-hit shutout vs. Mets

Waino goes for Cards: STL@COL, 8:40 p.m.
Adam Wainwright starts for the Cardinals, who are tied with the Giants for the second NL Wild Card. The Cards have won four of the veteran's last six starts.

Wainwright has struggled to a 6.15 ERA on the road this year, compared to 2.92 at home. He fired 6 2/3 shutout innings against the Rockies in a May start at Busch Stadium.

The Rockies will counter with Jorge De La Rosa, who has given up 16 runs (10 earned) over 14 1/3 innings across his last three starts. The lefty has allowed four homers and walked nine in that stretch.

Stat that matters: Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko is 14-for-22 (.636) lifetime against De La Rosa, with five doubles and one homer.

Video: MIL@STL: Wainwright fans seven to earn win No. 11

Happ seeks 20th win: TOR@SEA, 10:10 p.m.
J.A. Happ gets his first crack at his 20th victory when he starts for the Blue Jays, who are tied with the Orioles for the first AL Wild Card.

Happ has never won 20 games in his 10 seasons in the Majors. Only Boston's Rick Porcello (21) has more wins this year in MLB. Happ beat the Mariners on July 24 in Toronto, allowing one hit over six shutout innings.

Hisashi Iwakuma gets the ball for the Mariners, who are three games out of a Wild Card spot. Iwakuma has also set a career-high with 16 wins this season. He beat the Blue Jays on the road in July when he allowed four hits and two runs over six innings. For his career, he's 4-1 with a 2.50 ERA in six appearances against Toronto.

Stat that matters: Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz is 8-for-17 (.471) lifetime against Happ, with one triple and one double.

Video: TOR@LAA: Happ goes six-plus, earns win No. 19

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com.