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A full fixture list in the MLB tonight, with 12 games taking place. Ben Steele focuses on three games that could see the pitchers keep scoring low...

"Soroka has already pitched 22 innings against the Marlins this season and has only given up one earned run in that time."

Syndergaard and Civale ensure low scoring affair

Cleveland Indians @ New York Mets
Tuesday 00:10 BST

The New York Mets and Cleveland Indians close out a three game series with the two clubs on opposite sides of the wildcard race. Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for the Mets as the New Yorkers look to continue their strong run of form, and sneak in to the National League playoffs. Syndergaard has been a big part of that run, posting a 1.65 ERA in his last four starts and has improved his record to 8-6 on the season.

He faces rookie Aaron Civale, a 24-year-old who has started his career well but has been unlucky with run support. Despite giving up just four earned runs, Civale has still lost two games. Cleveland hold a 1.5 game lead in the AL playoff race but with their seeming inability to provide consistent run support I expect the Mets to win a low scoring game tonight.

Marlins continue to struggle with Soroka

Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves
Friday 00:20 BST

Mike Soroka gets another look at the Miami Marlins tonight hoping to continue his dominance over the worst side in the National League. Soroka has already pitched 22 innings against the Marlins this season and has only given up one earned run in that time. The Marlins are 45-79 and have the second lowest scoring batting lineup in the majors, making it highly likely that Soroka will have a lot of success. By contrast, Atlanta have the sixth best offence in the league with the likes of Ronald Acuna Jr and Freddie Freeman both capable of hitting multiple homers. Look for the Braves to win and win well as they continue their charge towards the playoffs.

American League powers face off in Oakland

New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics
Friday 02:35 BST

The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics face off in a battle of two of the form sides in the majors. Yankees pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka has been exceptional in his last two starts allowing just two runs and seven hits in that time, he faces Tanner Roark. The 32-year-old has been with the A's for just under a month, a time highlighted by his last start, an outstanding win over Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros. With both men in such good form look for a low scoring game that will be decided late on. The Yankees will be favourites but I expect the A's to cover the spread

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