No real theme this week. Unless you consider no theme a theme. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (85-34; Previous: 1): Dodgers will take rest of regular season for some “me time.” 2. Houston Astros (74-46; Previous
The Braves host the Reds this weekend, and Friday's and Saturday's games will occasion Hank Aaron Heritage Weekend. Aaron is of course an inner circle baseball legend and a living national treasure. He's the face of the Braves franchise, and it's fitting they honor him with regularity. In addition to some pretty cool giveaways, the Braves will also don some Aaron-era threads for the games ... Those are pretty sweet. Also, hosannas for incorporating the batting helmet. Too often when teams wear throwbacks they hedge by wearing their current batting helmet, which, you'll agree, is lame in the extreme. No such half-measure here. This weekend, Braves, you shall be nattily clad.
Tuesday gives the baseball enthusiast a full 15-game slate of stretch-drive action, so let's jump right in ... Tuesday's scores Houston Astros 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (box score) Los Angeles Angels at Washington Nationals (GameTracker) New York Mets at New York Yankees (GameTracker) Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays (GameTracker) San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins (GameTracker) St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox (GameTracker) Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers (GameTracker) Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers (GameTracker) Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs (GameTracker) Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (GameTracker) Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies (GameTracker) Kansas City Royals