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Left-hander Martin Perez gets the start Sunday afternoon for the American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins, who will try to win just their second home series since the All-Star break when they face the Detroit Tigers at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The Cleveland Indians have made the most of one big inning on back-to-back nights to win the first two contests of their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.
The St. Louis Cardinals are surging at the right time, and pitcher Michael Wacha is showing he belongs for the stretch run.
The Atlanta Braves might have figured out the recipe for never losing again. And even if they haven't, Sunday's series finale is nonetheless coming not a moment too soon for the New York Mets.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be going for a series sweep Sunday against the visiting Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park, and that would an occasion to mark.
Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde has often said he'd like to see his Orioles put all parts of the game together more often.