Daily Sports Roundup: July 27

by Dirty on July 27, 2010

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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Rangers look for a home win over the rival Athletics, while the Giants play host to the Marlins, and the Mystics try to dazzle the Sun.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Tuesday offers up the Yankees at Cleveland, Baltimore at Toronto, Detroit at Tampa Bay, Minnesota at Kansas City, Seattle at the White Sox, Boston at the Angels, and Oakland at Texas. Gio Gonzalez (9-6, 3.75 ERA) is slated to go up against Cliff Lee (9-4, 2.56 ERA) in that Athletics/Rangers matchup. Lefthander Gonzalez picked up a win against the Red Sox in his most recent trip to the mound despite surrendering four runs on seven hits over his six innings of work. Lefthander Lee beat the Angels in his last outing, allowing two runs on five hits over his 8 1-3 innings pitched. Lee has lasted at least eight innings in nine of his past 10 outings.

Over in the National League on Tuesday it’ll be Arizona at Philadelphia, Atlanta at Washington, St. Louis at the Mets, the Cubs at Houston, Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Pittsburgh at Colorado, the Dodgers at San Diego, and Florida at San Francisco. The Marlins will go with Josh Johnson (10-3, 1.61 ERA) on Tuesday, while the Giants counter with Matt Cain (8-8, 3.10 ERA). Righthander Johnson had to settle for a no-decision against the Rockies last time out, giving up just one run on five hits over 6 1-3 innings of work while fanning 11 batters. Righthander Cain beat the D-Backs in his last outing while tossing eight scoreless innings and allowing just thee hits and fanning nine.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

As well, there are six games on the WNBA’s schedule for Tuesday, with Atlanta at Tulsa, Chicago at Indiana, San Antonio at New York, Los Angeles at Minnesota, Phoenix at Seattle, and Washington at Connecticut. The Mystics (13-8 SU, 13-7-1 ATS) fell 78-73 to Indiana last time out, but they beat the Sun 69-65 when the teams last met  on May 30. The Sun (12-10 SU, 12-9-1 ATS) lost their second straight game last time out, falling 89-80 to Los Angeles. Renee Montgomery had 14 points for the Sun that day.

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