Houston Astros at St. Louis Cardinals, 1 p.m. PST
Pete Munro with a 4-7 record and a 5.15 ERA versus Matt Morris with a 15-10 record and a 4.72 ERA.
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, 5 p.m. PST
Derek Lowe with a 14-12 record and a 5.42 ERA versus Kevin Brown with a 10-6 record and a 4.09 ERA.
What words are left to describe the Yankees and Red Sox series? I can't think of many. But I imagine there will be mass suicides in Boston tonight if the Red Sox take it this far and don't complete the job. I've felt all along that the Sox were the better team on paper and now we'll see if it comes true.
As for the Astros, they got splendid pitching from Backe the other night, perhaps Munro can raise a few eyebrows tonight.