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Most weekday evenings, Big League Stew looks at five approaching games worth monitoring. As they occur, feel free to discuss the night's happenings with other Stewies in the comment section below.

Louisiana State vs. Texas, 7 p.m. ET Put your big league jonesin' away for one night and witness the titanic spectacle that will be the decisive game 3 of this year's College World Series in Omaha. If you're like me and limit your schoolboy baseball to a few games at the beginning of summer, here's the situation. A win by the Longhorns will give Texas its seventh NCAA title and first since 2005. If the Tigers take it, LSU will be hoisting its sixth plaque and first since the 2000 team of Ryan Theriot(notes) and Mike Fontenot(notes). Our colleague Kendall Rogers is on the ground in Omaha, so make sure to head over to Rivals and see what he has to say from doomed Rosenblatt Stadium.

Yankees at Braves, 7:10 According to LoHud's Peter Abraham, A-Rod was spotted reading a copy of People magazine — perhaps an article about he and his new main squeeze, Kate Hudson? — in the visitors clubhouse at Turner Field this afternoon. Oh, c'mon. Like you won't go ahead and read the same article about yourself in 2017 once Hudson works her way to you on her plan to date every man in the known universe.

Dodgers at White Sox, 8:11 Manny Ramirez(notes) will make his second start in Albuquerque tonight, but will the rest of the Dodgers even notice? Los Angeles is a MLB-best 26-16 since they locked Man-Ram up and won Tuesday's opener of the 1959 World Series rematch. Tonight they'll face Chicago starter Gavin Floyd(notes), who's 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA over his last six starts.

Cubs at Tigers, 7:05 Ryan Raburn(notes) helped Detroit stretch its winning streak to five games on Tuesday night. Tonight, Rick Porcello(notes) will attempt to push 'em to six. While you're watching this one, make sure to send in your questions for Grandy.

Rangers at Diamondbacks, 9:40 I'm just going to go ahead and set the over/under on the combined total of strikeouts from Chris Davis(notes) and Mark Reynolds(notes) in this game at 11. (No, Davis doesn't strike out in every game, it only seems like it.)

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