What’s on Tap: Previewing Tuesday’s action

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The Dodgers enter play Tuesday just one game out of first place in the NL West behind the Giants. They’ll host the Phillies for game two of a three-game series while the Giants take on the Marlins. If the Dodgers win and the Giants lose tonight, the Dodgers will be back in first place (tied, of course) for the first time since May 14.

If the Dodgers are to retake control of the division and put some distance between themselves and the Giants, the next two weeks will be the time to do it. After the Phillies skip down, they’ll host the downtrodden Pirates for three games before heading out to the East coast for three more games with the Phillies followed by four with the Reds. Then they’ll return home for a three-game set with the Giants. The Giants, meanwhile, will tussle with the Orioles, Pirates, and Mets after completing their series with the Marlins.

Tonight, Kenta Maeda will take on the Phillies’ Vincent Velasquez in a 10:10 PM EDT start.

The rest of Tuesday’s action…

Cleveland Indians (Trevor Bauer) @ Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer), 7:05 PM EDT

San Diego Padres (Luis Perdomo) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Chad Kuhl), 7:05 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Rays (Drew Smyly) @ Toronto Blue Jays (Marco Estrada), 7:07 PM EDT

Arizona Diamondbacks (Zack Greinke) @ New York Mets (Steven Matz), 7:10 PM EDT

New York Yankees (Luis Severino) @ Boston Red Sox (Rick Porcello), 7:10 PM EDT

San Francisco Giants (Matt Moore) @ Miami Marlins (Tom Koehler), 7:10 PM EDT

Los Angeles Angels (Jered Weaver) @ Chicago Cubs (John Lackey), 8:05 PM EDT

Atlanta Braves (Tyrell Jenkins) @ Milwaukee Brewers (Wily Peralta), 8:10 PM EDT

Houston Astros (Mike Fiers) @ Minnesota Twins (Hector Santiago), 8:10 PM EDT

Chicago White Sox (Chris Sale) @ Kansas City Royals (Edinson Volquez), 8:15 PM EDT

Cincinnati Reds (Brandon Finnegan) @ St. Louis Cardinals (Mike Leake), 8:15 PM EDT

Baltimore Orioles (Wade Miley) @ Oakland Athletics (Zach Neal), 10:05 PM EDT

Detroit Tigers (Daniel Norris) @ Seattle Mariners (Wade LeBlanc), 10:10 PM EDT