This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Tuesday July 23rd, 2013.
Games – 16
AL Games – 7
NL Games – 8
IL Games – 1
American League Games (7):
Tampa Bay Rays (59-41) @ Boston Red Sox (60-41) – 7:10 pm
The Rays won a very close game one yesterday in large part because of their pitching staff. The Rays shutout the Boston Red Sox, who lead all of baseball in runs scored. Tampa Bay’s impressive pitching continues with Roberto Hernandez (5-10, 4.90) taking on Jon Lester (8-6, 4.58).
Surprisingly, the pitching match up does not favor Tampa Bay for a change. Lester was originally scheduled to start the final game against New York, but was bumped back to today. This is a huge game that could see a change in the AL East standings when it’s all said and done. Hernandez will have to pitch an outstanding game for the Rays to take game two from Boston.
Series score: TMB 1-0
New York Yankees (52-47) @ Texas Rangers (55-44) – 8:05 pm
The Yankees have been losing tough, close games late...