Ten games on the slate today and no playoff slots will change hands.
The Yankees have increased their lead over the Red Sox to 5 1/2 games after winning their fourth straight game over their rivals. The two of them keep playing, starting at 10:05 am PT (Cory Lidle vs. David Wells). Anyone from either team who is able to raise his arm above his head is eligible to pitch. Both teams head to the West Coast after the game.
The Central leaders, Detroit, lead the White Sox by 5 1/2 games and host the defending champs for a four-game series. It starts at 4:05 pm PT (Jose Contreras vs. Justin Verlander).
Oakland leads the West by 4 1/2 games and is at Toronto tonight. It's a 4:07 pm PT (Dan Haren vs. Ted Lilly). The second place Angels are off, but the third place Rangers, who are 5 1/2 out, play at Tampa Bay at 4:15 pm PT (Adam Eaton vs. James Shields).
The White Sox lead the Twins by one game in the wild card. The Twins are off and headed to Baltimore for a three-game set.
In the NL, the Mets swept Colorado at home and lead Philadelphia by 14 games. The Mets are off, but will be hosting Central leaders St. Louis starting Tuesday. St. Louis leads Cincinnati by 2 1/2 games.
The Dodgers lead the West by four games over Arizona and San Diego. The Padres host the Dodgers for three (their last home games against Los Angeles). Action gets underway at 7:05 pm PT (Chad Billingsley vs. Chan Ho Park). Arizona will be at San Francisco at 7:15 pm PT (Livan Hernandez vs. Noah Lowry).
Cincinnati, the leader in the wild card, hosts Houston at 4:10 pm PT (Andy Pettitte vs. Bronson Arroyo). The Phillies, who are 2 1/2 games out of the wild card are at Chicago at 5:05 pm PT (Jon Lieber vs. Rich Hill).
They also will run: Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Washington at Florida.