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Tonight in MLB: Cards look to continue surge
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Donning throwback uniforms, the Phillies dipped into their recent bag of tricks on Friday to claim a 4-3 walk-off win over the Diamondbacks (see story).

Also, Darin Ruf is better known for his slugging, but he's becoming an adequate fielder as well (see story).

Now, here are a few MLB games to keep an eye on today:

Braves at Cardinals, 7:15 p.m.
The St. Louis Cardinals are playing much better than the last time they were in the midst of a series with the Atlanta Braves.

Looking to continue their surge, the Cardinals try for a fourth consecutive win to secure their first series victory over the Braves in two years Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis (75-53) scored three times while being swept at Atlanta from July 26-28. That was the beginning of a season-high seven-game slide that dropped the Cardinals out of first place in the NL Central.

Though St. Louis remains a game behind first-place Pittsburgh in the division, it leads the wild-card race and won nine of 12 (see full preview).

Yankees at Rays, 7:10 p.m.
David Price's dominance is a big reason why the Tampa Bay Rays are atop the AL East by percentage points.

CC Sabathia may be one of the reasons the New York Yankees aren't even close.

Price looks to continue his impressive stretch while Sabathia attempts to show some dramatic improvement in the middle game of this series Saturday night.

Tampa Bay (73-53) is in a virtual tie with Boston for the division lead, but the Rays have played fewer games to gain a small edge (see full preview).

Rangers at White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
Thanks to a power resurgence, the Texas Rangers are in position to set the franchise record for consecutive road wins in a season.

With ace Yu Darvish on the mound, the Rangers try for a 10th straight road victory Saturday night against the Chicago White Sox in the annual Civil Rights Game.

Though Texas (75-53) won 10 straight road contests spanning the 2011-12 seasons, it matched the single-season club mark from 1977 with Friday's 11-5 rout of Chicago. Ian Kinsler hit a strange inside-the-park home run for one of the season-high five homers by the AL West-leading Rangers, who won for 19th time in 23 games (see full preview).