Daily Sports Roundup: July 22

by Dirty on July 22, 2010

Betting on Major League Baseball

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Angels look for a win in Texas, the Cards play host to the Phillies in St. Louis, and the PGA Tour hits the links at the Canadian Open.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League offers up five games on Thursday, with Minnesota at Baltimore, Toronto at Detroit, Kansas City at the Yankees, Boston at Seattle, and the Angels at Texas. Jered Weaver (9-5, 3.16 ERA) will go up against Cliff Lee (8-4, 2.59 ERA) in that  Angels/Rangers matchup. Righthander Weaver put an end to a two-game losing streak by beating the Mariners last time out; Weaver gave up just two runs on six hits over seven innings of work in that win over Seattle. Lefthander Lee had to settle for a no-decision against the Red Sox last time out despite giving up just two runs on six hits over his nine innings of work. Lee walked one and struck out six batters in that contest.

The National League schedule for Thursday then has Colorado at Florida, Washington at Cincinnati, San Diego at Atlanta, Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, San Francisco at Arizona, the Mets at the Dodgers, and Philadelphia at St. Louis. The Phillies will go with Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.63 ERA) in that last matchup, while the Cardinals counter with Adam Wainwright (14-5, 2.02 ERA). Lefthander Hamels took a no-decision against the Cubs in his last trip to the mound, surrendering just one run on eight hits over his seven innings of work. Righthander Wainwright won his fourth consecutive start last time out, holding the Dodgers scoreless on five hits over six innings of work while striking out three hitters.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

The golfers of the PGA Tour will tee off in another national championship this week as they compete in the Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto. Paul Casey is set as the 15/1 Vegas favorite to win this week’s tournament, with Retief Goosen and Luke Donald just behind him on that list at 16/1 odds. Sean O’Hair and Tim Clark are getting 18/1 odds this week, followed by Camilo Villegas at 22/1, and each of Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, and Ricky Barnes at 25/1. Canadian Mike Weir sits at 30/1.

Week 4 of the Canadian Football League season kicks off on Thursday night with Hamilton at Montreal. The Tiger-Cats (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) broke into the win column with a 28-7 home victory over the Blue Bombers in Week 3; Kevin Glenn passed for 336 yards for Hamilton in that contest. The Alouettes (2-1 SU, 1-2 ATS) are riding a two-game winning streak, getting past the Lions 16-12 in Vancouver last week; Anthony Calvillo led the Als’ attack with 297 passing yards in that win. The oddsmakers have Montreal set as the 8.5-point home favorites for Thursday, with the total pegged at 52.

Finally, there are three games on the WNBA’s schedule for Thursday, with Phoenix at Tulsa, San Antonio at Minnesota, and Los Angeles at Indiana. The Fever (13-7 SU, 12-8 ATS) have won two straight games heading into Thursday’s matchup, knocking off New York 84-81 on the road last time out. Tamika Catchings picked up 22 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana in that contest, while Katie Douglas added 21 points in the victory.

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