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Pitching matchups for Friday’s MLB games

We take a look at the pitching matchups for each MLB game on the slate for Friday, June 18th.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

With every team scheduled to play, there should be plenty of pitching matchups for baseball fans to look forward to on Friday, June 18th.

The highlight of the night comes in arguably the day’s best game between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros featuring two 40-plus win teams. Chicago will start Carlos Rodon with a 6-2 record and 1.89 ERA through 11 starts. Meanwhile, Luis Garcia will throw for the Astros with a 5-4 record and a 2.98 ERA in 13 appearances including 11 starts.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchups for Friday’s 15-game MLB slate on June 18th.

Indians vs. Pirates: Jean Carlos Mejia vs. Chad Kuhl
Mets vs. Nationals: Joey Lucchesi vs. Joe Ross
Athletics vs. Yankees: James Kaprielian vs. Jameson Taillon
Blue Jays vs. Orioles: Robbie Ray vs. Bruce Zimmermann
Cardinals vs. Braves: Carlos Martinez vs. Max Fried
Marlins vs. Cubs: Pablo Lopez vs. Zach Davies
Twins vs. Rangers: Jose Berrios vs. Mike Foltynewicz
Red Sox vs. Royals: Nick Pivetta vs. TBD
White Sox vs. Astros: Carlos Rodon vs. Luis Garcia
Brewers vs. Rockies: Corbin Burnes vs. Antonio Senzatela
Tigers vs. Angels: Jose Urena vs. Alex Cobb
Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks: Trevor Bauer vs. Caleb Smith
Phillies vs. Giants: Vince Velasquez vs. Johnny Cueto
Reds vs. Padres: Tony Santillan vs. Chris Paddack
Rays vs. Mariners: Michael Wacha vs. Yusei Kikuchi