Daily Sports Roundup: July 13

by Dirty on July 13, 2010

Betting on MLB 2010 All Star Game

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The top players in the league take to the diamond at Angel Stadium as the American League and National League play the All-Star Game.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The National League will be looking to end its lengthy losing streak at baseball’s All-Star Game when they take on the American League at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (8:05pm ET, FOX). The National League last won the All-Star Game back in 1996 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The AL claimed the All-Star Game 4-3 last season in St. Louis.

Oddsmakers have the American League set as the -120 home favorites for Tuesday night, with the total for the contest pegged at 8.5 runs. Elected as starters for the Junior Circuit this year were catcher Joe Mauer, first baseman Justin Morneau, second baseman Robinson Cano, third baseman Evan Longoria, shortstop Derek Jeter, outfielders Carl Crawford, Josh Hamilton, and Ichiro Suzuki, and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero. Morneau, though, suffered a mild concussion last week and won’t take part in the game; White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko replaced him on the roster.

Elected as National League starters for the game were catcher Yadier Molina, first baseman Albert Pujols, second baseman Chase Utley, third baseman David Wright, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, and outfielders Ryan Braun, Andre Ethier, and Jason Heyward. Utley is on the disabled list because of a thumb injury and won’t suit up on Tuesday; Martin Prado will take his place in the National League’s lineup. Heyward is also on the DL with a thumb injury and he’ll be forced to miss the All-Star Game as well.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

Finally, the WNBA offers up one game on Tuesday night, with Los Angeles at Tulsa. The Sparks (4-13 SU, 4-13 ATS) are 0-7 on the road so far this season, and they fell 98-89 to Phoenix in their last game. DeLisha Milton-Jones tossed in 20 points for Los Angeles in that losing cause. The Shock (3-14 SU, 4-13 ATS) ride an 11-game losing streak into Tuesday’s game, and they were blasted 100-72 in Indiana in their last contest. Amber Holt had a team-high 18 points off the bench for Tulsa in that big defeat.

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