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Two teams on the outside fringe of the wild-card races meet for three games at Petco Park in San Diego with a sweep being the only outcome that truly would help either.
Promising young pitchers from Southern California will duel Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals host the Colorado Rockies in their second of four games at Busch Stadium.
Justus Sheffield needed to take a step back to take a step forward.
The host Los Angeles Dodgers have the momentum, but the New York Yankees have the incentive when the two teams with the best records in baseball meet for the first time since 2016 in a three-game series that opens Friday night.
The American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins, who have struggled at home recently, open a three-game series on Friday night against a team that on paper could be the perfect opponent to turn things around against.
With the Astros facing yet another injury challenge, their need for certain individuals to deliver a bit more than usual once again becomes pronounced.