Athletics vs. Royals, 8:07PM ET, TV: TBS
The As acquired Jon Lester to pitch big games like this one. The Royals did the same with James Shields.
The As were suddenly terrible after the trading deadline in July, and they were 10-16 in September. The Royals weren’t burning up the league either, but they did manage a winning record in the last month, going 15-12.
Bleacher Report has a comprehensive look at the matchups in this game (and the Pirates-Giants game tomorrow).