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How to watch, what to watch for on May 11th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for May 11th in the 2021 MLB season.

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means waves to fans following a no-hit 6-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park.  Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday’s MLB slate will feature 15 games set to start between 3:45 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. ET. There will be plenty of big names in premier matchups to watch, and we’ve identified some o the best games, fantasy targets, and rookies to keep an eye on.

Best Games To Watch

The Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics both sit atop their respective divisions. No team has been better at putting than Boston at putting the ball in play this season. The Red Sox lead MLB in team batting average (.264), runs scored (188), and hits (324). Oakland isn’t as prolific at the plate but is tied four fourth in home runs with 46 on the year. If both teams get going on offense, we could see a lot of runs scored.

Tuesday’s best pitching matchup will be featured in the Baltimore Orioles-New York Mets contest. John Means notched 12 Ks in his last start en route to a no-hitter, and he’ll be up against Marcus Stroman. Means has the third-lowest ERA in MLB (1.37) and the Mets have given up the fewest runs in MLB this year. If you want to see great pitching, this matchup is the one to watch.

Fantasy Spotlight

The Cincinnati Reds ran up the score against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday in a 14-1 victory and will get a chance to do the same on Tuesday. MLB’s third-most productive scoring offense will face JT Brubaker, who’s given up four home runs in his last three games. Brubaker walked four batters in four innings and gave up one run against the Reds in his 2021 debut. Few teams can get as hot as the Reds at the plate, and they might get lost in the shuffle because of all the games on the schedule.

Rookies to Watch

The Texas Rangers’ Adolis Garcia is quietly having a great year. The 28-year-old right fielder is riding an impressive nine-game hitting streak and has tallied 12 RBIs and six runs during that stretch. Only two American League rookies — Yermin Mercedes and Randy Arozarena — have more hits than Garcia. Extending his streak against the struggling Logan Webb could help him get a little more attention.

MLB regular season schedule for Tuesday, May 11th

If no streaming option is listed, game is available on MLB.tv pending blackout restrictions.

Rangers vs. Giants, 3:45 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Indians, 6:10 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Rays, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Phillies vs. Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Orioles vs. Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Athletics vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Angels vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Twins vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

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