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How to watch, what to watch for on June 8th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Tuesday, June 8th in the 2021 MLB season.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler pitches during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. 
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday’s MLB slate features a rematch of the 2018 ALCS as the Houston Astros meet the Boston Red Sox, one of the surprising teams of the season. The Rays, emerging at the top of the AL East, will meet the struggling Nationals. The red-hot Chicago Cubs will face the San Diego Padres to cap off the day’s action.

Best Games To Watch

Astros vs. Red Sox and Cubs vs. Padres are definitely the top contests of the day, but the Blue Jays and White Sox have plenty of exciting talent fans will be excited to take in. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to smash home runs at a league-leading pace and the White Sox might be the best team in the AL.

Fantasy Spotlight

Walker Buehler is expected to take the mound against the Pirates, one of the worst offenses in MLB. Buehler is crushing it this season, going 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA. He’ll be licking his chops against Pittsburgh. Jesse Winker has quietly hit .350 with 17 home runs for the Reds this year and will likely meet Adrian Houser, who has a 4.15 ERA in the last seven games.

Rookies to Watch

Jazz Chisholm and Yermin Mercedes have been terrific in the early part of the 2021 season and will be in action Tuesday. Adolis Garcia has been a lone bright spot for the Rangers this year and will also be someone to keep an eye on.

MLB regular season schedule for Tuesday, June 8th

If no streaming option is listed, game is available on pending blackout restrictions.

Braves vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET
Dodgers vs. Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. Marlins, 7:10 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Brewers vs. Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET, FS1
Giants vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
Indians vs. Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET
Diamondbacks vs. Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Padres, 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+

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