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The Saturday baseball card showcases five terrific night matchups that will be televised regionally on FOX. The Cubs look to stay hot against the Diamondbacks, while the Cardinals and Giants hook up at Busch Stadium. We'll begin in the Bronx with the league's biggest rivalry on center stage, as the Red Sox and Yankees play for first in the AL East.

Red Sox at Yankees - 7:15 PM EST

Starting pitchers: Felix Doubront (3-2, 5.29 ERA), Phil Hughes (2-3, 4.97 ERA)

Season series: Tied at 2-2, as all four meetings took place in the Bronx. The 'over' is 2-2, with the Sox averaging 7.5 runs in the two victories, but the Yankees rebounded on Friday with a 4-1 triumph.

Last 10 overall: Boston 6-4, New York 3-7

Last 10 totals: Boston 5-3-2 to 'over,' New York 5-4-1 to 'under'

What to know: Yankees have scored three runs or less in four of the last six games. The Red Sox have won seven of their previous 11 road contests.

Giants at Cardinals - 7:15 PM EST

Starting pitchers: Madison Bumgarner (4-3, 3.12 ERA), Adam Wainwright (7-3, 2.48 ERA)

Season series: St. Louis, 2-1, as the Cardinals won the final two matchups at AT&T Park in early April. The Cards won two of three at Busch Stadium in last season's NLCS against the Giants, but San Francisco grabbed the final three games en route to a World Series title.

Last 10 overall: San Francisco 5-5, St. Louis 7-3

Last 10 totals: San Francisco 5-4-1 to 'under,' St. Louis 4-4-2 to 'over'

What to know: Giants have struggled on the road recently by dropping seven of the last eight away from AT&T Park. The Cardinals own a 7-2 record the previous nine Game 2's of a series, while splitting six games as a home favorite of -130 or less.

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Reds at Pirates - 7:15 PM EST


Starting pitchers: Mike Leake (4-2, 3.02 ERA), Francisco Liriano (3-1, 2.35 ERA)

Season series: Pirates, 3-1, as Pittsburgh swept a three-game set at PNC Park in mid-April. Reds had an opportunity to avoid sweep in finale, building a 5-0 lead. However, Pirates scored 10 runs in the seventh and eight innings combined to pull off the first home sweep of the Reds since 2010. Cincinnati blanked Pittsburgh in the series opener on Friday, 4-0.

Last 10 overall: Cincinnati 7-3, Pittsburgh 8-2

Last 10 totals: Cincinnati 6-4 to 'under,' Pittsburgh 6-4 to 'under'

What to know: The Reds are just 2-5 the last seven games against left-hander starting pitching, while the Pirates have taken nine of the previous 12 contests within their division.

Nationals at Braves - 7:15 PM EST

Starting pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.90 ERA), Tim Hudson (4-4, 5.37 ERA)

Season series: Braves, 5-3, as Atlanta grabbed the first five meetings this season. The two division rivals split a four-game set at Turner Field in late April/early May, as the Nationals held the Braves to a combined one run in two victories to get the split. Washington has currently won three straight against Atlanta, including a 3-2 nail-biter on Friday.

Last 10 overall: Washington 5-5, Atlanta 7-3

Last 10 totals: Washington 6-3-1 to the 'over,' Atlanta 6-4 to the 'over'

What to know: The Nationals have stumbled as a road underdog with only one victory in their last nine opportunities, while the Braves have compiled a solid 8-1 record the previous nine as a home favorite.

Diamondbacks at Cubs - 7:15 PM EST

Starting pitchers: Ian Kennedy (2-3, 4.70 ERA), Jeff Samardzija (3-6, 2.85 ERA)

Season series: Cubs won first meeting on Friday at Wrigley Field, 7-2, as the game finished 'under' the total of 11. Chicago has now taken each of the last four matchups with Arizona on the North Side.

Last 10 overall: Arizona 5-5, Chicago 5-5

Last 10 totals: Arizona 6-4 to the 'under,' Chicago 4-4-2 to the 'over'

What to know: The Diamondbacks bounce back nicely in Game 2's of a series on the road, posting a 4-1 record the last five games. The Cubs are playing well at the Friendly Confines of late with six wins in their past nine contests.

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