At last, some matchups between teams fighting for the same playoff spot. All times Eastern.
7 p.m., ESPN2, CSN Bay Area, FSN South: Giants at Braves. The Braves lead the wild card race by four games over the Giants (San Francisco also trails by two in the NL West). Madison Bumgarner faces Tim Hudson tonight.
7 p.m., FSN North, FSN Detroit: Twins at Tigers. Minnesota is probably done at 11.5 games out of first place, but they can make things difficult for the division-leading Tigers starting tonight. Francisco Liriano pitches against Rick Porcello.
7 p.m., FSN Midwest, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh: Cardinals at Pirates. About three weeks ago, this might have meant more for the host club. Instead, the Pirates are reduced to trying to spoil the Cardinals' season.
10 p.m., FSN Southwest, KCOP: Rangers at Angels. It's not do-or-die yet for the Angels, but starting this series four games behind Texas, a series win (if not a sweep) is imperative. The Angels send rookie Garrett Richards to face Alexi Ogando.