Fridayâ€™s match ups:
Mets vs. Yankees
Hisanori Takahashi (5-2) and the Mets head across town to the Bronx to take on Javier Vazquez (6-5) and the Yankees. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Nationals vs. White Sox
Stephen Strasburg (2-0) goes for win number three as he and the Nationals face Gavin Floyd (2-7) and the White Sox. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. in D.C.
Phillies vs. Twins
Joe Blanton (1-5) and the Phillies begin their weekend series with the Twins. Nick Blackburn will take the mound for Minnesota. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Philadelphia.
Marlins vs. Rays
Nate Robertson (4-5) will start for the Marlins as they take on Matt Garza (7-4) and the Rays. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. in Miami.
Braves vs. Royals
Derek Lowe (8-5) starts for the Braves as they begin a series with the Royals. Brian Bannister (6-4) takes the mound for the Royals. Game time is 7:35 p.m. in Atlanta.