There are important games for teams with "Sox" in their names. And for other teams, too. All times Eastern.
7 p.m., SNY, WPHL: Mets at Phillies. The Phillies are 38 games over .500. The Mets... aren't.
7 p.m., FSN Wisconsin, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh: Brewers at Pirates. Pittsburgh won Monday's second game, their first win over Milwaukee in 2011. It's likely to be their last.
7 p.m., CSN California, WWOR: Athletics at Yankees. New York is 40-24 at home. Oakland is 22-40 on the road. Nothing is certain in baseball, but this one's pretty close.
8 p.m., MLB Network, NESN, FSN Southwest: Red Sox at Rangers. If the Rangers do win the AL West and the Red Sox the wild card, this will be a first-round playoff matchup. Some MLBN viewers will see Braves/Cubs.
10 p.m., WGN, FSN West: White Sox at Angels. Two teams, on the fringes of contention, play each other on the fringe of East Coast prime time.