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How to watch, what to watch for on June 9th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Wednesday, June 9th in the 2021 MLB season.

Cedric Mullins #31 of the Baltimore Orioles catches a fly ball hit by Yu Chang #2 (not pictured) of the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 06, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

We have a full 15-game slate in the majors Wednesday, beginning at 2:05 p.m. ET. Before first pitch between the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers, 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 a good number of games to watch on Wednesday throughout the day, starting with the Giants and Rangers at 2:05 p.m. ET on MLB Network. San Fran defeated Texas 9-4 on Tuesday night and will try to sweep the two-game set this afternoon. But it won’t be easy as the Rangers will have their best pitcher on the mound in Kyle Gibson (4-0, 2.06 ERA). The Giants will start Zack Littell, who will be making his third career start and be the opener for them.

A few other games to check out over the course of the day will be the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres at 4:10 p.m. ET, the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET, and the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox at 8:10 p.m. ET. Finally, to end the night, the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels will face off at 9:38 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Fantasy Spotlight

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins is one of the hottest hitters in the baseball and is at a great value in MLB DFS. Mullins is slugging .325 with 9 HRs, 19 RBI, and averaging 9.1 fantasy points per game this season. The 26-year-old outfielder has recorded a hit in eight consecutive games, which includes three straight double digit DFS performances. With that type of production, along with a salary of $4200 in DFS, Mullins is a great option to play.

Rookies to Watch

Blue Jays rookie pitcher Alek Manoah will be making his third MLB start against the White Sox at 8:10 p.m. ET. Manoah struggled in his last start against the Miami Marlins, where he allowed 3 HRs and produced 5 strikeouts in only 3.1 IP. He’ll have his hands full against this White Sox lineup that features Jose Abreu, Yermin Mercedes, and Tim Anderson.

MLB regular season schedule for Wednesday, June 9th

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

Giants vs. Rangers, 2:05 p.m. ET
Diamondbacks vs. Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET
Braves vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET
Dodgers vs. Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. Marlins, 7:10 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Brewers vs. Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Indians vs. Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Angels, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

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