Tonight's schedule includes the hottest team in baseball and -- hopefully -- another look at Derek Jeter's quest for 3000 hits. All times Eastern.â†µâ†µ
7 p.m., MLB Network, NESN, Sun Sports: Red Sox at Rays. The Red Sox are riding a nine-game winning streak and lead the third-place Rays by 4.5 games. Tim Wakefield pitches against James Shields. MLB Network viewers in the Boston and Tampa areas will see the game listed right below this one.
7 p.m., WWOR, FSN Southwest: Rangers at Yankees. Will Derek Jeter's minor injury prevent him from playing in this game? How many times can I mention Derek Jeter in this post? Tonight, Derek Jeter, if he plays, will face the Rangers' Alexi Ogando. CC Sabathia pitches for the Yankees.â†µâ†µ
9:40 p.m., FSN Arizona, CSN Bay Area: Giants at Diamondbacks. Who'd have guessed when the season began, that this series would be for first place in the NL West? Derek Jeter will not play in this game, but he could certainly watch it after the Yankees game is over.â†µâ†µ
10 p.m., MLB Network, KCAL, FSN Ohio: Reds at Dodgers. The third-place Reds trail the Brewers by 3.5 games. MLB Network viewers in the Cincinnati and Los Angeles areas will see the Royals take on the Athletics.