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How to watch, what to watch for on June 26 of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Saturday, June 26 in the 2021 MLB season.

Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run into the upper deck in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on June 25, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

We have a full 16-game slate in the majors on Saturday, beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET. Before first pitch between the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers, we’ll take a look at the best games on the schedule, rookies to keep an eye out for, and spotlight a relevant fantasy option.

Best Games To Watch

There are more than a few games worth checking out across MLB on Saturday, starting at 4:10 p.m. ET between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. These two NL East rivals just played a doubleheader on Friday that saw each team win one game. Jacob deGrom will be on the mound for the Mets, who is having a historic season.

The veteran pitcher has a 7-2 record and 0.50 ERA in 12 starts. deGrom will be opposed by Phillies starter Zach Eflin, who has a 2-6 record and 4.39 ERA in 14 games. Philadelphia does not have a great record when Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin are on the mound at 21-24.

Then a few hours later on FOX, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will continue their three-game set at Fenway at 7:15 p.m. ET, while the Chicago Cubs will play Game 3 of their four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers also at 7:15 p.m. ET. To end the night at 10:10 p.m. ET, Fernando Tatis Jr. will try to build off his 3 HR performance on Friday night, when the San Diego Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Spotlight

Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber has been on amazing streak, hitting 13 HRs in his last 14 games from the leadoff spot nonetheless. Schwarber hit another home run last night against the Miami Marlins, which brought delight both DFS players and fans. He has a salary cap value of $4600 on DraftKings, which is not a terrible number to roster, especially with his production at plate. In his last five games, the veteran outfielder is averaging 24.6 FPPG.

Rookies to Watch

Cleveland Indians rookie first baseman Bobby Bradley is starting to put it together at the plate, after a slow start in the minors to begin this season. The 25-year-old is hitting .250 with 6 HRs, 15 RBI, and .940 OPS. Since being called up from Triple-A Columbus, he has served as the Indians everyday first baseman. Bradley hit his second HR in four games on Friday night as Cleveland lost 8-7 to the Minnesota Twins.

MLB regular season schedule for Saturday, June 26

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

Indians vs. Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. White Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET
Pirates vs. Cardinals, 2:15 p.m. ET
Orioles vs. Blue Jays, 3:07 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Rangers, 4:05 p.m. ET, FS1
Angels vs. Rays, 4:10 p.m. ET
Braves vs. Reds, 4:10 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. Brewers, 4:10 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Tigers, 4:10 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Mets, 4:10 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Marlins, 4:10 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Dodgers, 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX
Yankees vs. Red Sox, 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX
Athletics vs. Giants, 10:05 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Diamondbacks vs. Padres, 10:10 p.m. ET

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