Daily Sports Roundup: July 23

by Dirty on July 23, 2010

Betting on Major League Baseball

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Rays look for a victory over the Tribe in Cleveland, the Mets battle the Dodgers in Los Angeles, and the CFL continues Week 4.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Friday has Minnesota at Baltimore, Toronto at Detroit, Kansas City at the Yankees, the Angels at Texas, the White Sox at Oakland,  Boston at Seattle, and Tampa Bay at Cleveland. Jeff Niemann (8-2, 2.92 ERA) will get the ball for the Rays in that last matchup, while the Indians counter with Fausto Carmona (9-7, 3.65 ERA). Righthander Niemann faced Cleveland in his July 11 start, surrendering three runs on six hits in five innings of work in a no-decision. Righthander Carmona pitched against Tampa Bay back on July 9, earning the victory after giving up just two runs on five hits over 6 2-3 innings of work. Carmona fanned four in that contest.

Meanwhile, the National League schedule for Friday has St. Louis at the Cubs, San Diego at Pittsburgh, Atlanta at Florida, Cincinnati at Houston, Washington at Milwaukee, San Francisco at Arizona, Colorado at Philadelphia, and the Mets at the Dodgers. New York will go with Johan Santana (7-5, 2.87 ERA) on Friday, while Vicente Padilla (4-2, 3.65 ERA) gets the ball for Los Angeles. Lefthander Santana faced the Giants in his most recent outing, settling for a no-decision after allowing just one run on eight hits over his eight innings pitched. Righthander Padilla also pitched well in a no-decision last time out, holding the Cardinals scoreless on just one hit in six innings of work that game.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

The Canadian Football League offers up one Week 4 matchup on Friday night, with British Columbia at Toronto. The Lions (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) have lost two straight games, and they were beaten 16-12 at home by Montreal in their Week 3 contest. Casey Printers had 253 yards passing for B.C. in that game. The Argonauts (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) have won two games in a row, getting past Calgary 27-24 at home last week. Oddsmakers have Toronto as a 2-point underdog for Friday, with the total at 47.5 points.

Finally, there’s one game on the WNBA schedule for Friday, with New York at Chicago. The Liberty (10-10 SU, 9-10-1 ATS) beat Connecticut 82-74 in overtime on the road last time out; Cappie Pondexter picked up 24 points and six assists for New York in that contest. The Sky (11-11 SU, 14-8 ATS) have won three games in a row, topping Washington 61-59 on the road in their last contest. Sylvia Fowles picked up 13 points to go along with 11 boards for Chicago in that game, while Dominique Canty had 11 points.

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