What to watch for in today's games

Harvey's return to Queens highlights packed night

What to watch for in today's games

Tuesday holds a full night of coast-to-coast baseball, with plenty in store. Here are five things to watch for:

Home Harvey Day: PHI @ NYM, 7:10 p.m. ET

It's turning into must-see TV every time Matt Harvey takes the mound, and that'll be the case when the Mets right-hander makes his first start at Citi Field since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. He threw six scoreless innings against the Nationals in his season debut, but watch out for Chase Utley, who is a career .308 hitter against New York's ace. More >

Interleague excitement: WAS @ BOS, 6:10 p.m. ET; DET @ PIT, 7:05 p.m. ET; SEA @ LAD, 10:10 p.m. ET

Strasburg's first 2015 strikeout

There are three sets of Interleague Games on tap Tuesday, and all feature playoff hopefuls. Stephen Strasburg hopes to avenge an unsightly loss and will be matched up against Justin Masterson of the Red Sox. The Tigers stormed out of the gates with six straight wins before losing on Monday, and they'll be visiting the Pirates, who plan to reach the playoffs for a third straight year. West Coast contenders from Seattle and Los Angeles square off at Dodger Stadium. WAS-BOS | DET-PIT | SEA-LAD >

Cahill debuts for Braves: MIA @ ATL, 7:10 p.m. ET

After winning double-digit games in his first four Major League seasons (including 18 in 2010), Trevor Cahill sputtered in his last two years with the D-backs, winning a total of just 11 while taking 22 losses. After being traded, Cahill gets a fresh start in Atlanta, where he'll take on Miami's Tom Koehler in his season debut. More >

Carrasco strikes out 10

Carrasco cruising: CWS @ CLE, 7:10 p.m. ET

After emerging as one of baseball's top arms late last season, when he posted a 1.30 ERA in his final 10 starts, Carlos Carrasco came out hot in his first start of 2015 against the Astros, striking out 10, walking one and scattering three hits over 6 1/3 innings. What does he have in store for an encore? More >

Rucinski makes first MLB start: LAA @ TEX, 8:05 p.m. ET

Four days after throwing two scoreless innings of relief, right-hander Drew Rucinski gets his first Major League start against the Rangers. The 26-year-old also had three relief outings for the Angels last year and won 10 games at Double-A. More >

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.