MLB weekend viewing guide: Game times, TV schedule

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A look at the day's MLB games, as well as where and when you can find them

American League Series of the Weekend

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees

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12-Apr

CC Sabathia (1-1), 3.00 ERA, 3.36 FIP

Miguel Gonzalez (1-0), 2.84 ERA, 2.80 FIP

7:05 pm ET

MASN, WWOR

13-Apr

Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) 6.75 ERA, 4.16 FIP

Jason Hammel (1-1), 4.97 ERA, 4.77 FIP

4:05 pm ET

MASN, YES

14-Apr

Andy Pettitte (2-0), 1.20 ERA, 3.85 FIP

Wei Yin Chen (0-1), 3.75 ERA, 3.53 FIP

8:05 pm ET

ESPN

The three best Yankees starters face off against the three best Orioles starters with first place in the AL East on the line. The Yankees are coming off two offensive outbursts against the Cleveland Indians while looking for their fourth straight win, but consecutive rain outs might have cooled the Bombers' bats off. Baltimore's Chris Davis hasn't stopped hitting homers yet, and doesn't appear to be slowing down.

Hiroki Kuroda hasn't been himself since taking a comebacker off his fingertips in his first start of 2013, and Jason Hammel hasn't gotten off to the best start this season. Andy Pettitte continues to turn back the clock, pitching as well as he ever has. These two teams closely battled for first place down the stretch and into the ALDS last year, and could very well end up in the same situation again.

-Tanya Bondurant

National League Series of the Weekend

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

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12-Apr

Ross Detwiler (0-0), 0.00 ERA, 4.30 FIP

Julio Teheran (0-0), 9.00 ERA, 8.13 FIP

7:05 pm ET

FOX Sports-South, MASN2, MLBN

13-Apr

Stephen Strasburg (1-1), 4.38 ERA, 2.81 FIP

Tim Hudson (1-0), 3.27 ERA, 3.86 FIP

1:05 pm ET

FOX

14-Apr

Gio Gonzalez (1-0), 0.84 ERA, 2.04 FIP

Paul Maholm (2-0), 0.00 ERA, 2.27 FIP

1:35 pm ET

FOX Sports-South, MASN

The NL East's consensus top two teams collide for the first time this year, and a quick glance at the three games would seem to give the Nats the advantage in each game. Although neither is superb, Detwiler has been around the majors longer with far more success than Teheran. Strasburg and Hudson could be a tight battle of aces, and it's awfully difficult to pick against the fireballing Strasburg in almost any matchup. The Braves lead the league in strikeouts so far at 9.3 per game, which plays right into Strasburg's hand if he brings his strikeout form from last year.

Gonzalez versus Maholm is quite similar to Strasburg versus Hudson -- Atlanta's pitcher is certainly a good one who would be the favorite in most games, but Washington's is one of the best in baseball. While Justin Upton is sizzling right now for the Braves with a league-high six homers, his fellow outfielders are lagging behind; brother B.J. and Jason Heyward have combined to go just 5-for-57 thus far. It's easier for the Braves to mask these struggles when playing sub-par teams, but the pitching-rich Nats are unlikely to let a rookie catcher like Evan Gattis slug .826 against them.

-Andrew Mearns

Other American League Action

by Tanya Bondurant

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

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12-Apr

Justin Masterson (2-0), 0.69 ERA, 2.96 FIP

Jose Quintana (0-0), 11.25 ERA, 6.36 FIP

7:05 pm ET

WGN, SportsTime Ohio

13-Apr

Zach McAllister (0-1), 3.00 ERA, 2.11 FIP

Chris Sale (1-0), 1.84 ERA, 3.59 FIP

4:05 pm ET

CSN, SportsTime Ohio

14-Apr

Brett Myers (0-1), 12.19 ERA, 11.72 FIP

Jake Peavy (1-1) 5.56 ERA, 4.52 FIP

1:05 pm ET

CSN, SportsTime Ohio

The Indians' pitchers are struggling; the White Sox have lost three games in a row. Which team can use the other as a springboard to getting back on track?

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

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12-Apr

Felix Doubront (0-0), 5.40 ERA, 3.31 FIP

Alex Cobb (1-0), 0.00 ERA, 2.70 FIP

7:10 pm ET

SUN, NESN

13-Apr

Jon Lester (2-0), 1.50 ERA, 1.70 FIP

David Price (0-1), 8.18 ERA, 6.75 FIP

1:05 pm ET

FOX

14-Apr

Clay Buchholz (2-0), 0.64 ERA, 3.61 FIP

Jeremy Hellickson (0-1), 6.35 ERA, 7.08 FIP

1:35 pm ET

TBS, NESN

The Rays' offense is coming off a stretch they'd like to forget, while the Red Sox try to rebound from giving away a chance to win their first home series. This series has a bit of redemption on the line for both clubs.

Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals

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12-Apr

Luis Mendoza (0-0), 1.50 ERA, 2.28

J.A. Happ (1-0), 0.00 ERA, 2.55 FIP

8:10 pm ET

RSN, FOX Sports-Kansas City

13-Apr

James Shields (1-1) 3.75 ERA, 1.86 FIP

R.A. Dickey (0-2), 8.44 ERA, 6.77 FIP

7:10 pm ET

RSN, FOX Sports-Kansas City, MLBN

14-Apr

Ervin Santana (1-1) 3.21 ERA, 4.40 FIP

Brandon Morrow (0-1), 5.59 ERA, 5.39 FIP

2:10 pm ET

RSN, FOX Sports-Kansas City

Fun with early season standings: the Kansas City Royals lead the division and the World Series favorite Blue Jays sit in last place in the AL East. There's plenty of time for Toronto to turn it around, but maybe the Royals keep that from happening just a little longer.

Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics

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12-Apr

Bartolo Colon (1-0), 4.50 ERA, 4.61 FIP

Max Scherzer (1-0), 7.20 ERA, 4.71 FIP

10:05 pm ET

FOX Sports-Detroit, Comcast SportsNet California

13-Apr

Brett Anderson (1-1), 1.38 ERA, 2.03 FIP

Justin Verlander (1-1), 2.19 ERA, 3.36 FIP

4:05 pm ET

FOX Sports-Detroit, Comcast SportsNet California

14-Apr

Jarrod Parker (0-1), 6.48 ERA, 6.71 FIP

Anibal Sanchez (1-0), 1.50 ERA, 1.95 FIP

4:05 pm ET

FOX Sports-Detroit, Comcast SportsNet California

Oakland has stretched its winning streak to seven and leads the league in victories, but their bats will have to go up against the best the Tigers' rotation has to offer. Max Scherzer's strikeouts and Justin Verlander Verlanderness can put a damper on even the hottest team.

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels

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12-Apr

Tommy Hanson (1-0), 4.50 ERA, 6.11 FIP

Bud Norris (1-1), 3.18 ERA, 4.88 FIP

10:05 pm ET

CSN, FOX Sports-West

13-Apr

Garrett Richards (0-0) 2.08 ERA, 4.50 FIP

Lucas Harrell (0-2), 7.84 ERA, 8.05 FIP

9:05 pm ET

CSN, FOX Sports-West

14-Apr

C.J. Wilson (0-0) 5.25 ERA, 5.20 FIP

Phillip Humber (0-2), 3.09 ERA, 3.45 FIP

3:35 pm ET

CSN, FOX Sports-West

The Angels having C.J. Wilson as their best pitcher until Jered Weaver's broken elbow heals can't be too comforting for a team that has scuffled a bit out of the gate, but taking on the Astros has a way of curing anything that ails a team. Unless you're the Mariners.

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners

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12-Apr

Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0), 2.57 ERA, 4.49 FIP

Yu Darvish (2-0) 1.98 ERA, 1.30 FIP

10:10 pm ET

KTXA, ROOT Sports

13-Apr

Joe Saunders (1-1) 3.48 ERA, 3.02 FIP

Alexei Ogando (2-0), 0.77 ERA, 2.08 FIP

9:10 pm ET

FOX Sports-Southwest, ROOT Sports

14-Apr

Brandon Maurer (0-2), 16.20 ERA, 7.01 FIP

Nick Tepesch (1-0), 1.23 ERA, 2.98 FIP

4:10 pm ET

FOX Sports-Southwest, ROOT Sports

The Rangers managed to beat the M's in the first game of the series last night, even with Felix Hernandez pitching. Odds are the rest of the series' pitching will feel downhill for Texas, but they won't have to face Michael Morse, who is out with a fractured pinkie finger.

Interleague Action

by Andrew Mearns

New York Mets at Minnesota Twins

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12-Apr

Jon Niese (1-0), 2.13 ERA, 3.92 FIP

Vance Worley (0-1), 5.73 ERA, 2.77 FIP

8:10 pm ET

SNY, FOX Sports- North

13-Apr

Matt Harvey (2-0), 0.64 ERA, 1.28 FIP

Scott Diamond (2013 debut)

4:10 pm ET

SNY, FOX Sports- North

14-Apr

Dillon Gee (0-2), 7.71 ERA, 7.31 FIP

Kevin Correia (0-1), 3.14 ERA, 3.13 FIP

2:10 pm ET

WPIX, FOX Sports- North

This series could have been so much more enticing as Johan Santana's homecoming in his first trip back to the Twin Cities since the '08 trade. At least the impressive Matt Harvey will be around to make it interesting on Saturday.

Other National League Action

by Andrew Mearns

San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs

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12-Apr

Carlos Villanueva (0-0), 1.35 ERA, 4.63 FIP

Matt Cain (0-1), 8.38 ERA, 2.31 FIP

2:20 pm ET

CSBA, CSN

13-Apr

Jeff Samardzija (1-1), 2.63 ERA, 1.23 FIP

Madison Bumgarner (2-0), 1.32 ERA, 3.57 FIP

1:05 pm ET

FOX

14-Apr

Edwin Jackson (0-2), 5.73 ERA, 2.77 FIP

Tim Lincecum (1-0), 4.91 ERA, 5.32 FIP

2:20 pm ET

CSBA, CSN

Both Cain and Lincecum began the season poorly, and even though they get to face the Cubs, they must do so at hitter-friendly Wrigley. Young studs Samardzija and Bumgarner make the middle game a must-watch.

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

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12-Apr

A.J. Burnett (0-2), 3.27 ERA, 2.50 FIP

Mike Leake (0-0), 6.00 ERA, 8.13 FIP

7:05 pm ET

FOX Sports- Ohio, ROOT Sports

13-Apr

Jeff Locke (0-1), 6.00 ERA, 2.63 FIP

Johnny Cueto (1-0), 2.77 ERA, 3.98 FIP

7:05 pm ET

FOX Sports- Ohio, ROOT Sports, MLBN

14-Apr

TBA

Mat Latos (0-0), 2.84 ERA, 3.61 FIP

1:35 pm ET

FOX Sports- Ohio, ROOT Sports

The Buccos might take the first of this series since Leake has not pitched well, but their struggling offense appears unlikely to do much of anything against Cueto and Latos. Andrew McCutchen's .233 start hasn't helped, either.

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins

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12-Apr

Ricky Nolasco (0-1), 3.97 ERA, 5.34 FIP

John Lannan (0-0), 3.86 ERA, 2.13 FIP

7:10 pm ET

TCN, FOX Sports- Florida

13-Apr

Jose Fernandez (0-0), 1.80 ERA ,0.53 FIP

Cole Hamels (0-2), 10.97 ERA, 8.10 FIP

7:10 pm ET

CSN, FOX Sports- Florida

14-Apr

Kevin Slowey (0-2), 2.19 ERA, 5.08 FIP

Roy Halladay (0-2), 14.73 ERA, 8.04 FIP

1:10 pm ET

WB17, FOX Sports- Florida

Phillies fan: The time to be gravely concerned about Halladay and Hamels will come if the meek Marlins use them as punching bag as well. Meanwhile, Fernandez gets to test his mettle against a better-hitting club than the Mets.

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

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12-Apr

Shelby Miller (1-0), 3.38 ERA, 6.32 FIP

Kyle Lohse (0-0), 1.50 ERA, 1.47 FIP

8:15 pm ET

FOX Sports-Wisconsin, FOX Sports-Midwest

13-Apr

Adam Wainwright (1-1), 3.46 ERA, 1.29 FIP

Yovani Gallardo (0-0), 5.73 ERA, 5.22 FIP

4:15 pm ET

FOX Sports-Wisconsin, FOX Sports-Midwest

14-Apr

Jaime Garcia (1-0), 2.92 ERA, 4.67 FIP

Marco Estrada (1-0), 4.50 ERA, 4.30 FIP

2:15 pm ET

FOX Sports-Wisconsin, FOX Sports-Midwest, MLB.tv (free)

Lohse will be out for revenge in his return to St. Louis, but the Cardinals present a better team than the Brew Crew, who could be missing Ryan Braun again. Matt Carpenter has been terrific for the Cards so far at .400/.462/.629 in nine games.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks

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12-Apr

Patrick Corbin (1-0), 3.00 ERA, 2.97 FIP

Clayton Kershaw (2-0), 0.00 ERA, 1.32 FIP

9:40 pm ET

PRIME, FOX Sports-Arizona

13-Apr

Ian Kennedy (1-0), 4.15 ERA, 3.21 FIP

Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-1), 2.13 ERA, 2.90 FIP

8:10 pm ET

KCAL, FOX Sports-Arizona

14-Apr

Trevor Cahill (0-2), 5.91 ERA, 3.70 FIP

Josh Beckett (0-1), 4.91 ERA, 6.95 FIP

4:10 pm ET

PRIME, FOX Sports-Arizona

Kershaw has just been flat-out dominant. The D'backs are slugging .455 as a team with five hitters surpassing a 900 OPS, so something will have to give. They should do much better facing Ryu and Beckett, at least.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres

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12-Apr

Tyson Ross (0-1), 4.50 ERA, 5.13 FIP

Jon Garland (1-0), 3.00 ERA, 3.47 FIP

10:10 pm ET

ROOT Sports, FOX Sports-San Diego

13-Apr

Edinson Volquez (0-2), 10.00 ERA, 4.80 FIP

Jhoulys Chacin (1-0), 1.35 ERA, 3.58 FIP

8:40 pm ET

ROOT Sports, FOX Sports-San Diego MLB.tv (free)

14-Apr

Clayton Richard (0-1), 8.68 ERA, 9.46 FIP

Jorge de la Rosa (0-1), 6.10 ERA, 5.65 FIP

4:10 pm ET

ROOT Sports, FOX Sports-San Diego

Few of the players involved in this series are well-known aside from Troy Tulowitski and Carlos Gonzalez, but keep an eye on San Diego's Chris Denorfia and Nick Hundley as well as Colorado's Wilin Rosario and Dexter Fowler. All four have notched solid over.400 wOBAs so far.

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