DAILY MATCHUPS: Pivetta a strong choice on season's final Friday

Today's Overview/Schedule/Weather: The season's final Friday is also the last 15-game night slate of the season. After a wet week on the East Coast, it appears weather concerns have finally abated for tonight. In terms of playoff implications, all eyes are out west, with HOU@ARI and TEX@SEA shaping up as the marquee contests of the evening.

 

Notable Starts:

Nick Pivetta looks to put the finishing touches on a dazzling second half, in which he has posted 72 IP of a 35% K% / 7% BB (3.04 xERA). He draws what looks like a tough matchup against the Orioles in Baltimore tonight, but that might be mitigated by this being "hangover day" for the Birds after clinching the AL East last night. Look for a watered-down Orioles lineup today,...

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