Daily Sports Roundup: August 7

August 7, 2010

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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Red Sox and Yankees meet in the Bronx, the Mets look for a win in Philadelphia, and the CFL finishes off the sixth week of its season.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Saturday has Tampa Bay at Toronto, Texas at Oakland, the White Sox at Baltimore, the Angels at Detroit, Minnesota at Cleveland, Kansas City at Seattle, and Boston at the Yankees. John Lackey (10-6, 4.48 ERA) is expected to take on CC Sabathia (13-5, 3.19 ERA) in that Red Sox/Yankees matchup. Righthander Lackey was tagged with a loss by the Indians last time out, surrendering six runs on nine hits over his 5 1-3 innings of work. Lefthander Sabathia fell to the Rays in his most recent trip to the mound, giving up three runs on eight hits over 6 2-3 innings of work. Sabathia has lost two straight games, but New York is 8-2 in his last 10 outings.

Over in the National League on Saturday it’ll be Cincinnati at the Cubs, Colorado at Pittsburgh, San Francisco at Atlanta, Houston at Milwaukee, St. Louis at Florida, San Diego at Arizona, Washington at the Dodgers, and the Mets at Philadelphia. Johan Santana (8-6, 3.20 ERA) is slated to pitch for New York in that last contest, while the Phillies hand the ball to Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.56 ERA). Lefthander Santana took a loss against the Braves in his most recent trip to the mound, giving up four runs on nine hits over seven innings of work. Lefthander Hamels picked up his fourth straight no-decision last time out against the Nationals, allowing four runs on six hits over his seven innings.

Rounding out the Roundup . . .

The Canadian Football League wraps up its sixth week on Saturday with Winnipeg at Hamilton and Calgary at British Columbia. The Blue Bombers (2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS) fell 23-20 in Calgary last time out, while the Tiger-Cats (1-4 SU, 1-4 ATS) are coming off a 37-24 loss to Saskatchewan. Hamilton is listed as a slight 2.5-point home favorite for Saturday, with the total pegged at 53.5 points. The Stampeders (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) will be looking to pick up their third straight win on Saturday, while the Lions (1-4 SU, 2-3 ATS) are coming off a 28-25 road loss to Edmonton – their fourth in a row. Oddsmakers have Calgary set as the 3-point road favorite for Saturday, with the total pegged at 48.5.

As well, there are two games on the WNBA’s schedule for Saturday, with Minnesota at Chicago and Tulsa at Seattle. The Shock and Storm just met on Tuesday night, with Tulsa pulling out an 84-75 home upset victory. Scholanda Robinson led the way for the Shock with 21 points in that contest, while Ivory Latta provided Tulsa with 15 points and seven assists. Sue Bird was good for a team-high 19 points for the Storm in that defeat.


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