The beginning of a new month brings getaway day for many teams, and that means afternoon games. All times Eastern.â†µâ†µ
2:20 p.m., WGN, FSN Houston: Astros at Cubs. This game is listed here because it's on a national channel, and so you can read this fun fact: before Carlos Marmol's six-run meltdown in the ninth inning Tuesday night, the last Cubs pitcher who had done that -- give up that many ninth-inning runs in a game where the team went into the inning with a lead -- was John McIntyre. Who? Well, if you haven't heard of him, maybe it's because that happened... in 1911.â†µâ†µ
10 p.m., ROOT Sports Denver, Prime Ticket: Rockies at Dodgers. No matter how the Dodgers are doing in the standings, listening to Vin Scully is always a treat. Pitching matchup: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Jon Garland.