It's a night for the big hitters in baseball with the two most prolific hitters and the Home Run Derby champion all on show. Ben Steele previews the action.
"The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have combined for an astonishing 44 runs across three games in this series so far and tonight will be no exception."
Dodgers and Phillies close out high scoring series
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies
Thursday 17:35 BST
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have combined for an astonishing 44 runs across three games in this series so far and tonight will be no exception. LA's Cody Bellinger has been in red-hot form, and Phillies star Bryce Harper drove in five runs in a game on Tuesday. The Phillies will fancy their chances of a win tonight, as they send Aaron Nola to the mound. Nola is 3-1 with a miniscule 0.76 ERA across his last four starts and you would expect him to carry some of that form in to tonight's game. I don't expect Nola to keep the score down too much, but do think he will emerge victorious.
Yelich is the man for Milwaukee
Milwaukee Brewers @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday 02:40 BST
Christian Yelich is a phenomenon. He hit 36 home runs in his MVP season last year and, having hit 34 already this term, is set to obliterate that total. He will lead his Milwaukee Brewers side in to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks tonight expecting to get a win. Yelich will be providing backup for pitcher Zach Davies, a fifth-year starter who is enjoying a career best year. The 26-year-old has an ERA of just 2.89 and if he can stick around that average he will have more than enough back up to record the win.
Big name pitchers set to battle in San Fran
New York Mets @ San Francisco Giants
Friday 02:45 BST
Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets head to San Francisco to face Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on the back of a four-game winning streak. The highlight of this short resurgence came last night as, Home Run Derby champ Pete Alonso, Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario lit up the Minnesota Twins in a 14-4 win. Syndergaard will hope for similar support tonight as he looks to build off an impressive outing against Miami in his last appearance and return to the All-Star quality he has shown in the past. Syndergaard's opposite number will be making what could be his final start in San Fran. Bumgarner has been in impressive form in recent weeks as trade rumours swirl, look for an intriguing pitchers' duel with the Mets coming out on top.