Bet Jamaica Daily Sports Roundup: September 29

by Dirty on September 30, 2009

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Tigers host the rival Twins, the Rangers take on the Angels in L.A., and the WNBA Finals get underway down in Phoenix.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The Twins and Tigers will play a doubleheader in Detroit on Tuesday, with Brian Duensing (5-1, 3.33 ERA) facing Justin Verlander (17-9, 3.41 ERA) in the late game. Lefthander Duensing has picked up the win in each of his last three starts, allowing three earned runs in those 19 innings of work. Righthander Verlander beat the Tribe last time out, allowing two runs over seven innings. Verlander was tagged with a defeat by the Twins (five runs over 7 1-3 innings) in his outing on September 19.

Also on the AL schedule for Tuesday: the White Sox at Cleveland, Kansas City at the Yankees, Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Toronto at Boston, Oakland at Seattle, and Texas at the Angels. Scott Feldman (17-6, 3.90 ERA) gets the ball for the Rangers; righthander Feldman beat the Angels on September 19 (two runs over 6 2-3 innings). Scott Kazmir (9-9, 5.06 ERA) goes for Los Angeles; lefthander Kazmir tossed six scoreless innings against the Rangers back on September 18.

Over in the National League the Marlins continue their series in Atlanta on Tuesday, with ace Josh Johnson (15-5, 3.12 ERA) taking on Tim Hudson (2-1, 3.56 ERA). Righthander Hudson is coming off a win over the Mets (two runs over six innings). Hudson is 2-1 with a pair of no-decisions in five outings since making his season debut September 1.

Rounding out the NL slate: Houston at Philadelphia, the Mets at Washington, St. Louis at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh at the Cubs, the Dodgers at San Diego, Arizona at San Francisco, and Milwaukee at Colorado. Chris Narveson (2-0, 3.82 ERA) takes the mound for the Brewers; the righthander beat the Cubs in his last start (one run over 5 2-3 innings). Jason Marquis (15-12, 3.98 ERA) pitches for Colorado; the righthander is winless in three starts (15 runs over 16 1-3 innings).

Tipping off on the hardwood  . . .

The WNBA Finals get underway on Tuesday night, with Indiana at Phoenix in Game 1. The Fever took the Eastern Conference title with a 72-67 win over the Shock last time out, with Tammy Sutton-Brown scoring a team-high 17 points for Indiana. The Mercury prevailed in the Western Conference Finals with an 85-74 win over the Sparks in their last game, as Diana Taurasi scored 21 points. Oddsmakers have Phoenix as a 4.5-point favorite for Tuesday, with a total of 175.

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