Chicago Cubs (13-10) at St. Louis Cardinals (18-6), 8:15 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – Former reliever Carlos Martinez has quickly erased any doubts that he can be a capable starter for the St. Louis Cardinals. The young right-hander brings a three-start winning streak into Monday’s opener of a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs. Martinez began his St. Louis career with 78 appearances over the previous two


Miami Marlins (12-13) at Washington Nationals (12-14), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann eyes a second straight winning start on Monday evening in the opener of a three- game set with the visiting Miami Marlins. Zimmermann won for the first time since April 8 with Wednesday’s 13-4 rout in Atlanta. Zimmermann did his part by holding the Braves to four runs


Philadelphia Phillies (9-17) at Atlanta Braves (12-13), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – Aaron Harang will look to rebound on Monday night from his roughest outing so far with the Philadelphia Phillies as he starts the opener of a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves. The veteran right-hander was tagged for season highs of five runs and nine hits over six innings of a 5-2 loss


Tampa Bay Rays (13-12) at Boston Red Sox (12-13), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Tampa Bay Rays make the final stop of their current road trip in Boston on Monday night, as they take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park in the opener of a three-game series. Tampa Bay is just 2-4 on the trip after dropping back-to-back series to the New York Yankees and


Brewers begin life without Roenicke in opener with Dodgers

(SportsNetwork.com) – A slow start to the season cost Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke his job on Sunday night. But the show must go on for the Brewers, as they get set to host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a four-game series at Miller Park on Monday. The Brewers are expected to


Twins turn to Hughes in opener with A’s

(SportsNetwork.com) – Phil Hughes will look to shake off a recent hip issue and secure his first victory of the season on Monday night when the Minnesota Twins open a four-game set with the Oakland Athletics. Hughes dropped four consecutive starts to open the year before not factoring into Wednesday’s 10-7 loss to Detroit. The


Zimmermann tries to string back-to-back wins together

(SportsNetwork.com) – Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann eyes a second straight winning start on Monday evening in the opener of a three- game set with the visiting Miami Marlins. Zimmermann won for the first time since April 8 with Wednesday’s 13-4 rout in Atlanta. Zimmermann did his part by holding the Braves to four runs


(3) Los Angeles Clippers (0-0) at (2) Houston Rockets (0-0), 9:30 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – The health of Chris Paul’s hamstring is the center storyline when Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers tees off Monday at the Toyota Center. Paul strained his hamstring in Saturday’s Game 7 of the first round against the San Antonio Spurs. According to LA


(3) Chicago Bulls (0-0) at (2) Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0), 7 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – The series everyone wants to see begins Monday night when LeBron James leads his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers and Bulls were expected to clash sometime during the playoffs. Before the season, most thought it would be in


Cavs, Bulls clash in East semis

(SportsNetwork.com) – The series everyone wants to see begins Monday night when LeBron James leads his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers and Bulls were expected to clash sometime during the playoffs. Before the season, most thought it would be in