Daily Sports Roundup: July 6

by Dirty on July 6, 2010

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Athletics play host to the Yankees, the Padres take to the field in Washington, and Uruguay battles the Netherlands at the World Cup.

Chasing the World Cup . . .

The World Cup’s semifinal round begins on Tuesday with Uruguay vs. The Netherlands at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Oddsmakers have the Dutch set as big -165 favorites for Tuesday’s matchup, with Uruguay at +550, the draw odds at +250, and the total at 2.5. The Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1 in Port Elizabeth in the World Cup’s quarterfinals, and Uruguay reached the final four by getting past Ghana in penalty kicks.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Tuesday has Baltimore at Detroit, Minnesota at Toronto, Boston at Tampa Bay, Cleveland at Texas, the Angels at the White Sox, Kansas City at Seattle, and the Yankees at Oakland. CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.33 ERA) is slated to take on Trevor Cahill (8-2, 2.74 ERA) in that Yankees/Athletics matchup. Lefthander Sabathia has picked up the win in each of his last six starts, holding the Mariners to one earned run over eight innings in his last trip to the mound. Righthander Cahill is coming off a win over the Orioles in which he allowed one run in seven innings.

Meanwhile, the National League on Tuesday offers up Atlanta at Philadelphia, Cincinnati at the Mets, Pittsburgh at Houston, San Francisco at Milwaukee, St. Louis at Colorado, the Cubs at Arizona, Florida at the Dodgers, and San Diego at Washington. The Padres are expected to go with Clayton Richard (6-4, 2.74 ERA) on Tuesday, while the Nationals counter with Livan Hernandez (6-4, 2.98 ERA). Lefthander Richard is coming off back-to-back wins over the Rockies and Marlins, allowing two runs over those 13 innings of work. Righthander Hernandez had to settle for a no-decision in his last outing against the Mets, surrendering just one run on seven hits over seven innings.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

Finally, there are four games on the WNBA schedule for Tuesday, with Connecticut vs. San Antonio, Indiana vs. Chicago, Phoenix vs. Los Angeles, and New York vs. Seattle. The Liberty (7-8 SU, 7-8 ATS) were defeated 97-82 by Phoenix in their last game, with Cappie Pondexter tossing in 21 points for New York in that contest before taking a flagrant foul and getting ejected. The Storm (15-2 SU, 12-5 ATS) won their sixth straight game last time out, knocking off Los Angeles 75-62. Swin Cash was good for 18 points.

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