Daily Sports Roundup: August 17

August 17, 2010

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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Yankees get a visit from the Tigers, the Giants look for a victory over the Phillies, and the Fever and Liberty meet on the WNBA court.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Tuesday features Seattle at Baltimore, Texas at Tampa Bay, the Angels at Boston, the White Sox at Minnesota, Cleveland at Kansas City, Toronto at Oakland, and Detroit at the Yankees. Justin Verlander (13-7, 3.72 ERA) is slated to start for the Tigers in that last matchup, while New York hands the ball to CC Sabathia (15-5, 3.14 ERA). Righthander Verlander dominated the Rays in his last trip to the mound, surrendering just one run on six hits over his six innings of work, and fanning seven. Lefthander Sabathia is coming off a victory over the Royals in which he gave up three runs on 10 hits over 8 2-3 innings of work. Sabathia fanned three that day.

Over in the National League on Tuesday it’s then Florida at Pittsburgh, Washington at Atlanta, the Mets at Houston, San Diego at the Cubs, Milwaukee at St. Louis, Cincinnati at Arizona, Colorado at the Dodgers, and San Francisco at Philadelphia. Barry Zito (8-6, 3.44 ERA) is set to take on Roy Oswalt (7-13, 3.34 ERA) in that Giants/Phillies matchup. Lefthander Zito is on a string of three straight no-decisions, giving up four runs on 10 hits over 6 1-3 innings of work against the Cubs last time out. Righthander Oswalt blanked the Dodgers on five hits in seven innings in his last start, while striking out five.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

As well, there are six WNBA games on tap for Tuesday, with Chicago at Atlanta, Tulsa at Connecticut, Washington at San Antonio, Minnesota at Seattle, Phoenix at Los Angeles, and Indiana at New York. The Fever (21-10 SU, 18-13 ATS) have won five straight games, knocking off Connecticut 79-66 last time out. The Liberty (19-11 SU, 16-13-1 ATS) have won eight straight games, and they pounded Phoenix 107-69 in their most recent game; Cappie Pondexter led the way for New York with 28 points that day.


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