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, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern.“From a travel perspective, it’s amazing what (difference) one hour can make,” said Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, whose World Series champions already have been selected for five Sunday night games next year.Philadelphia hosts Atlanta in the first Sunday night game next season, on March 31, the second game of a television doubleheader that begins with Texas playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.Among other Sunday night games next year will be a World Series rematch between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston at Fenway Park on July 14, four games between the Red Sox and New York Yankees (June 2 and Aug. 4 in the Bronx http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey
, July 28 and Sept. 8 in Boston) and the Little League Classic with Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs playing Aug. 18 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Sept. 8 game will start at 8 p.m. — both teams play again at Fenway Park the following day.ESPN started the “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast in 1990, and it developed in a showcase time slot. It nearly always is the only game scheduled for that time.But players who had to travel after games complained they reached the next city at dawn, disrupting their sleep schedules ahead of the next series against an opponent that usually has more rest.“When I was with the Yankees, that was one of the things I had to get used to,” Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi said. “That was one of the tough parts.”Major League Baseball has been more cognizant of player health issues in recent years. As part of the collective bargaining agreement that started in 2017, baseball scheduled earlier start times for many weekday games on getaway days beginning last season.MLB also is nearing an announcement on broadcast coverage for its first games in Britain Willie McGee Jersey
, between the Red Sox and the Yankees on June 29 and 30. Fox is likely to televise the Saturday game and ESPN the Sunday game, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity Sunday because the announcement had not yet been made. The Atlanta Braves (68-52) will look to even their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies (65-56) on Friday, when they host them again as small home favorites at sportsbooks.The Rockies defeated the Braves 5-3 in Thursday's series opener, winning for the fourth time in six meetings, according to the OddsShark MLB Database. MLB betting line: The Braves opened as -142 favorites (wager $142 to win $100); the total is at 8.5 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report.MLB betting pick Red Schoendienst Jersey
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, singling on the second pitch he faced to extend his hitting streak to nine games.The Braves will send Sean Newcomb (10-5, 3.40 ERA) to the mound here in an effort to get back on track, and the southpaw has not suffered a loss since July 14. Newcomb is 2-0 in his previous four outings, giving up just one run in three of them. In the other start, he surrendered five runs and 12 hits in four innings to the Milwaukee Brewers, but Atlanta still found a way to pull off an 8-7 victory. Newcomb is 7-2 with a 2.31 ERA in 12 games under the lights.Smart Betting PickThe Braves have not lost consecutive games since July 28, so they have a good chance to bounce back in this spot. Newcomb also faced Colorado back on April 8 and blanked them for six innings on the road with no walks and nine strikeouts in a 4-0 win. Look for a similar performance from him as Atlanta rebounds with another victory. MLB Betting TrendsThe total has gone under in five of Colorado's past six games.The total has gone under in four of Colorado's past five games when playing Atlanta.Atlanta is 5-1 in its past six games.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey
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