Daily Sports Roundup: July 21

by Dirty on July 21, 2010

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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Nats send their rookie ace out to the mound, while the Mariners host the White Sox, and the Dream search for a win in Washington.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Wednesday has Tampa Bay at Baltimore, the Angels at the Yankees, Cleveland at Minnesota, Toronto at Kansas City, Boston at Oakland, Texas at Detroit, and the White Sox at Seattle. Gavin Floyd (5-8, 4.10 ERA) will get the ball for Chicago in that last game, while Felix Hernandez (7-6, 2.90 ERA) takes the mound for the Mariners. Righthander Floyd was tagged with a loss by the Twins in his last outing, surrendering four runs (one earned) over his five innings of work. Righthander Hernandez also lost his last start, giving up three runs on 10 hits over eight innings against the Angels. Hernandez struck out three batters in that defeat.

Meanwhile, the National League on Wednesday offers up Houston at the Cubs, Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Colorado at Florida, San Diego at Atlanta, Philadelphia at St. Louis, the Mets at Arizona, San Francisco at the Dodgers, and Washington at Cincinnati. Stephen Strasburg (4-2, 2.03 ERA) will take on Bronson Arroyo (10-4, 3.96 ERA) in that Nationals/Reds contest. Righthander Strasburg picked up his second straight win last time out, holding the Marlins scoreless on four hits over six innings of work and fanning seven. Righthander Arroyo has won three straight starts; Arroyo beat the Rockies last time out, surrendering just two runs on five hits in five innings pitched.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

As well, there’s one game on the WNBA`s schedule for Wednesday, with Atlanta at Washington. The Dream (14-8 SU, 10-11-1 ATS) lost their third straight game last time out, falling 96-80 on the road to Connecticut. Angel McCoughtry picked up 27 points for Atlanta in that defeat. The Mystics (12-7 SU, 12-6-1 ATS) have lost two straight games heading into Wednesday`s matchup; they were beaten 61-59 by Chicago last time out. Crystal Langhorne had 12 points to go along with nine boards for Washington that game.

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