Game of the day: Rangers at Yankees, 8:05 p.m. In a matchup of first-place teams, Texas (10-4) sends Alexi Ogando (2-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound against New York (8-5) ace CC Sabathia (0-1, 1.45). The Yankees (21) and the Rangers (18) are first and second in the majors in home runs this season.
Other games to watch
Marlins at Phillies, 1:35 p.m. Florida is 5-2 on this road trip, and a win today would tie the Marlins with the Phillies atop the NL East at 9-5. The Phillies have won nine of their last 10 games against the Marlins, while punching out at least 13 hits in four of their last five games, but the Marlins snapped a six-game losing streak against Philadelphia.
Angels at White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Angels (9-5) starter Dan Haren (3-0, 0.73) looks to continue his blistering start against a White Sox (7-7) team that is fourth in the majors in runs scored with 78. Haren is 7-0 with a 1.39 ERA his last 12 outings since losing at Minnesota on Aug. 20.
Games you should have seen
Rays 4, Twins 3: With the Rays (6-8) trailing by two runs entering the bottom of the ninth, Ben Zobrist led off with a tying home run and Johnny Damon ended the game with a two-out single.Damon has the game-winning RBI in five consecutive games. The designated hitter has two walkoff hits - including a two-run homer in the 10th inning of Thursday night’s 4-3 win over Minnesota - in the last three games. The Twins fell to 4-10.
Stat you should know
2.75: The ERA of Red Sox pitchers with Jason Varitek as the catcher this season. Their ERA with regular starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 8.04. Boston defeated Toronto 4-1 on Saturday with Varitek catching Josh Beckett.