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Around the Horn - Friday

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pittsburgh at Chicago - 2:20 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Pittsburgh Pirates Liriano (3-2, 2.17 ERA) 35-25 UNDER 5-1 L6 vs. CHC
Chicago Cubs Wood (5-3, 2.75 ERA) 24-33 4-1 L5 home Game 1's

-- Pirates lost to Braves, 5-0 on Wednesday
-- Cubs beat Angels, 8-6 on Wednesday

St. Louis at Cincinnati - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
St. Louis Cardinals Wainwright (8-3, 2.33 ERA) 39-21 14-3 L17 away
Cincinnati Reds Leake (5-2, 2.75 ERA) 36-24 8-1 L9 home Game 1's

-- Cardinals beat Diamondbacks, 12-8 on Thursday
-- Reds lost to Rockies, 12-4 on Wednesday

Miami at N.Y. Mets - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Miami Marlins Fernandez (3-3, 3.34 ERA) 16-44 6-3 L9 vs. NYM
New York Mets Harvey (5-0, 2.17 ERA) 23-33 2-5 L7 as home favorite

-- Marlins lost to Phillies, 6-1 on Wednesday
-- Mets beat Nationals, 10-1 on Wednesday

Philadelphia at Milwaukee - 8:15 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Philadelphia Phillies Lee (7-2, 2.45 ERA) 31-30 5-2 L7 away Game 2's
Milwaukee Brewers Figaro (0-0, 3.67 ERA) 22-37 3-10 L13 home

-- Phillies beat Brewers, 5-1 on Thursday

San Diego at Colorado - 8:40 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
San Diego Padres Volquez (4-5, 5.35 ERA) 28-32 OVER 6-2 L8 away
Colorado Rockies De La Rosa (7-3, 3.10 ERA) 32-29 6-1 L7 vs. SD

-- Padres beat Rockies, 6-5 on Thursday

San Francisco at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
San Francisco Giants Cain (4-3, 5.45 ERA) 31-28 2-7 L9 away Game 1's
Arizona Diamondbacks Corbin (9-0, 2.06 ERA) 34-26 OVER 10-2 L12 overall

-- Giants lost to Blue Jays, 4-0 on Wednesday
-- Diamondbacks lost to Cardinals, 12-8 on Thursday

Atlanta at Los Angeles - 10:10 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Atlanta Braves Maholm (7-4, 3.68 ERA) 37-23 7-0 L7 Game 2's
Los Angeles Dodgers Ryu (6-2, 2.89 ERA) 26-33 5-1 L6 home vs. LHP

-- Dodgers beat Braves, 5-0 on Thursday

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Texas at Toronto - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Texas Rangers Tepesch (3-4, 3.44 ERA) 36-23 OVER 7-1 L8 as away favorite
Toronto Blue Jays Rogers (1-2, 3.77 ERA) 25-34 OVER 11-2 L13 home

-- Rangers lost to Red Sox, 6-3 on Thursday
-- Blue Jays beat Giants, 4-0 on Wednesday

Cleveland at Detroit - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Cleveland Indians Jimenez (4-3, 4.83 ERA) 30-29 0-8 L8 away
Detroit Tigers Verlander (7-4, 3.70 ERA) 32-26 10-0 L10 home Game 1's

-- Indians lost to Yankees, 6-4 on Wednesday
-- Tigers beat Rays, 5-2 on Thursday

Los Angeles at Boston - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Los Angeles Angels Hanson (2-2, 4.19 ERA) 26-34 8-0 L8 vs. BOS
Boston Red Sox Doubront (4-2, 4.88 ERA) 37-24 4-1 L5 home vs. RHP

-- Red Sox beat Rangers, 6-3 on Thursday

Baltimore at Tampa Bay - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Baltimore Orioles Hammel (7-3, 5.43 ERA) 34-26 5-2 L7 away Game 1's
Tampa Bay Rays Archer (0-1, 11.25 ERA) 32-27 OVER 12-3 L15 home

-- Orioles beat Astros, 3-1 on Thursday
-- Rays lost to Tigers, 5-2 on Thursday

Oakland at Chicago - 8:10 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Oakland Athletics Parker (4-6, 4.90 ERA) 37-25 UNDER 6-2 L8 overall
Chicago White Sox Sale (5-3, 2.44 ERA) 25-33 6-2 L8 home Game 2's

-- Athletics beat White Sox, 5-4 on Thursday

Houston at Kansas City - 8:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Houston Astros Lyles (3-1, 4.30 ERA) 22-39 6-0 L6 away
Kansas City Royals Shields (2-6, 2.83 ERA) 25-32 UNDER 10-2-1 L13 overall

-- Astros lost to Orioles, 3-1 on Thursday
-- Royals beat Twins, 7-3 on Thursday

N.Y. Yankees at Seattle - 10:10 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
New York Yankees Kuroda (6-4, 2.59 ERA) 35-25 7-2 L9 away Game 2's
Seattle Mariners Bonderman (0-1, 13.50 ERA) 26-35 6-4 L10 vs. AL East

-- Yankees beat Mariners, 6-1 on Thursday

INTERLEAGUE

Minnesota at Washington - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Record Betcha Didn't Know
Minnesota Twins Correia (5-4, 4.09 ERA) 26-31 2-5 L7 away Game 1's
Washington Nationals Gonzalez (3-3, 3.64 ERA) 29-30 6-3 L9 vs. AL

-- Twins lost to Royals, 7-3 on Thursday
-- Nationals lost to Mets, 10-1 on Wednesday

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