Matt Barnes doesn't know what inning he'll be pitching, or for how long, but when he comes to the ballpark he has a very good idea who he'll be facing.
Pittsburgh hosts San Francisco to begin a three-game series.
Colorado will try to keep its four-game win streak alive when the Rockies take on Philadelphia.
The Diamondbacks will start right-hander Merrill Kelly on Friday while the Cubs are expected to counter with right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
The Royals will start right-hander Jakob Junis on Friday while the Yankees are expected to counter with right-hander CC Sabathia.
The Washington Nationals will travel to face division foe Miami at Marlins Park.
The Braves will start right-hander Touki Toussaint on Friday and the Indians are expected to counter with right-hander Corey Kluber.
The Blue Jays will start right-hander Marcus Stroman on Friday while the Athletics are expected to counter with right-hander Aaron Brooks.
Los Angeles will try to keep its five-game win streak alive when the Dodgers take on Milwaukee.
Texas will try to keep its four-game win streak alive when the Rangers take on Houston.
Los Angeles is looking to break its four-game losing streak with a win over Seattle.
The Mets will start left-hander Jason Vargas on Friday while the Cardinals are expected to counter with right-hander Adam Wainwright.
The Chicago White Sox will play division foe Detroit at Comerica Park.
Boston will try to break its three-game losing streak when the Red Sox take on Tampa Bay.
Baltimore hosts Minnesota to begin a three-game series.
San Diego is looking to break its four-game losing streak with a win over Cincinnati.
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