Daily Sports Roundup: June 14

by Dirty on June 14, 2010

Bet the 2010 World Cup

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Giants begin a home interleague series against the Orioles, while the Netherlands and Italy play their first World Cup matches.

Chasing the World Cup . . .

The World Cup schedule for Monday has the Netherlands vs. Denmark, Japan vs. Cameroon, and Italy vs. Paraguay. The Dutch are the biggest favorite for Monday, as they’re listed at -200 to get past Denmark (+500), with the draw odds at +300. Cameroon is favored at +105 over Japan (+250), with draw odds of +225, while Italy is listed at EVEN odds over Paraguay (+290), with draw odds of +220. The Dutch and Italians are both favored to finish atop their respective groups; the Netherlands is the -200 favorite to win Group E, and Italy is the -225 favorite to end up in first in Group F.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

As well, there are just four games around Major League Baseball on Monday, with Seattle at St. Louis, Milwaukee at the Angels, Toronto at San Diego, and Baltimore at San Francisco. The Orioles will send Chris Tillman (0-2, 5.54 ERA) to the mound in that last matchup, while the Giants counter with Jonathan Sanchez (4-5, 2.82 ERA). Righthander Tillman was tagged with the loss by the Yankees in his last trip to the mound despite surrendering just three runs (two earned) on eight hits over his six innings of work. Lefthander Sanchez is also coming off a losing effort – he allowed three earned runs on seven hits in five innings in his start against the Reds last game.

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