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Marc Lawrence - A poor first inning by Tommy Hunter cost the Rangers the win on Friday night, but Scott Feldman will get Texas back on the winning track in Game 2 this evening at the Twins.
 
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Losing three of four last weekend in Colorado left a sour taste in the Giants' mouths, and Tim Lincecum will exact a little revenge tonight for San Francisco.

 
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Marc Lawrence - Tampa Bay is 3-1 in Scott Kazmir's last four starts against Toronto and while the Blue Jays are winless in Marc Rzepczynski's two assignments vs. the Rays.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Ricky Nolasco got off to a slow start for the Marlins, but apparently a trip to the minors did him a world of good. He has been great since returning, and he makes the Marlins the call.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Armando Galarraga has been a bust this season after an impressive 2008, while young Tim Cahill has held his own at home this year. The A’s have also dominated the series at home.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Scott Kazmir has a slow start for the Rays this season, but he has pitched much better lately, especially at home where Tampa Bay has won his last five starts. Take the Rays at home.
 
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Marc Lawrence - The Angels continue to put wins on the board, stretching their AL West lead in the process.  Lay the chalk on John Lackey and the Halos tonight in Cleveland against the Indians.
 
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Marc Lawrence - The Pirates broke out their big sticks in front of the home fans last night and will follow up with another win in Game 2 this evening against the Milwaukee Brewers.
 
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Marc Lawrence - It's been about a month since Ted Lilly last took to the mound for Chicago, but don't look for any rust on the Cubs lefty when he faces the anemic Padres lineup.
 
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Marc Lawrence - There's not much fight in either the Nationals or Reds right now, and there's no reason for Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto to be laying this kind of chalk against Washington.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Life has been rough on Jarrod Washburn since being dealt to the Tigers, and it won't get any easier on Friday when he goes against Zach Greinke and the Kansas City Royals.
 
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Marc Lawrence - J.A. Happ is coming off a complete game shutout and could be well on his way to the NL Rookie of the Year award after he pitches the Phils past the Cubs tonight at Wrigley.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Even if the Red Sox hadn't been swept out of Gotham this past weekend, fading Brad Penny on the mound in Boston tonight against the Tigers would have been the play.
 
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With five-straight wins, the Nationals are on a roll.  But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and the Diamondbacks will end the streak on Friday.

 
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Marc Lawrence - Toronto rookie Marc Rzepczynski has a tough name to try and pronounce, and judging from the early stats he has put up hitters are also finding his pitches tough to hit.
 
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Marc Lawrence - John Lackey has found his groove and there's no coincidence it comes at the same time the Angels have gotten hot.  Look for LA to lay it on the White Sox in Chicago.
 
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Marc Lawrence - In the opener of this four-game set between AL West rivals, the Athletics have home field advantage and the better pitcher on the mound to face the Rangers.
 
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Randy Wolf dealt a quality start in every game he pitched in July, and the Dodgers seem to love playing baseball on Saturdays. Look for them to make some noise in Atlanta.

 
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Here's the deal: Baltimore is Boston's patsy.  Look for the Red Sox to continue to use the Orioles as their punching bag on Friday night at Camden Yards.

 
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Marc Lawrence - Adam Wainwright is in a groove right now for St. Louis while Chad Billingsley scuffles for the Dodgers.  Cash the Cardinals as small home favorites on Tuesday.
 
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Craig Stammen has been solid recently on the road for the Nationals, making Washington an attractive road dog against Jeff Suppan and the Brewers on Monday.

 
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Marc Lawrence - Joe Blanton is currently in goof form, and the Phillies are 5-0 as a team in his last five July starts. Meanwhile, Todd Wellemeyer has struggled vs. Philadelphia throughout his career.
 
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Marc Lawrence - With their phenom Tommy Hanson on the hill Saturday night in Milwaukee, the Atlanta Braves will pick up win No. 51 on the season at the Brewers' expense.
 
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Marc Lawrence - After being blanked by Mark Buehrle on Thursday, the Rays now have to face Roy Halladay in Toronto.  Back the Blue Jays on Friday night at the Rogers Centre.
 
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John Smoltz and the Red Sox let one get away last night in Texas.  That won't happen again on Tuesday when the Red Sox send ace Josh Beckett to the hill against the Rangers.

 
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Marc Lawrence - Erik Bedard has bounced back well this year after a lost 2008 season, and he has pitched well vs. the Indians throughout his career. Meanwhile, Aaron Laffey has not had any success vs. Seattle and is in poor current form.
 
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Marc Lawrence - The Royals let one slip away last night, dropping an 8-7 decision to the Rays.  Zach Greinke will make sure Kansas City brings home the bacon on Saturday night.
 
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Marc Lawrence - The Angels got this series off on a good note with a 10-6 comeback win on Friday, and they have Jered Weaver on the mound to lead them against the Yankees in Game 2.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Talk about a butt-kicking!  The Phillies laid it on the Reds last night with a 22-1 rout, and now Aaron Harang and Cincinnati are out for some payback on Tuesday night as dogs.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Mark Buehrle has helped the White Sox to five wins in his last six starts away from home, and that gives Chicago a big edge on Thursday at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Chicago's sticks are getting it done during a four-game win streak, and that's one reason to play the White Sox tonight to complete their three-game sweep in Cleveland.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Ubaldo Jimenez is one of the reasons the Rockies have won 20 of their last 23. Colorado cashes again on Monday in Los Angeles against Randy Wolf and the Dodgers.
 
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Marc Lawrence - The Cubs drew first blood in this Chi-Town skirmish on Friday and now the White Sox, backed by lefthander Mark Buehrle, look to even the interleague series up.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Cleveland will be the site for this All-Ohio battle as the Reds travel to meet the Indians.  Cincinnati and Aaron Harang at plus-money get the nod for Game 1.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Randy Wolf and Gavin Floyd should keep the bats in check on Wednesday night when the Dodgers and White Sox meet for the second game of their series in Chicago.
 
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Marc Lawrence - New York looks to make it two in a row to open this series when the Mets send Livan Hernandez to the mound at Citi Field on Tuesday to face Joel Pineiro and the Cardinals.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Matt Palmer has done a fine job for the Angels this season, but on Monday he and the Halos run into the buzzsaw known as the streaking Colorado Rockies.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Felix Hernandez has been pitching like the ace that he is, as the Mariners are 4-1 as a team in his last five outings. Conversely, the Padres have lost nine of the last 11 games started by Doug Davis, and look for more of the same here.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Johan Santana is looking to bounce back from his worst start of the season today when the New York Mets host the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Jose Contreras has returned from the DL in solid form for the White Sox, giving Chicago the edge tonight in Cincinnati against Bronson Arroyo and the Reds.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Livan Hernandez and the Mets at a plus-price vs. Jason Berken and the O's?  Make your play on New York this evening when they close out their series in Baltimore.
 
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Marc Lawrence - David Price has a great future ahead of him for the Rays, but his control problems this season will hurt him today on the road against the Colorado Rockies and Aaron Cook.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Gil Meche takes to the Kauffman Stadium mound for KC tonight giving the Royals a big pitching advantage over Doug Davis and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Making his first start against the Red Sox with the pinstripes on, C.C. Sabathia will pitch the Yankees past Brad Penny on Thursday at Boston's Fenway Park.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Carlos Zambrano has mastered the Astros in Houston many times before, and the Chicago Cubs righthander will continue that trend on Wednesday evening.
 
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The Yankees' one-game lead over the Red Sox will disappear on Tuesday as Josh Beckett continues his dominance over New York at Boston's Fenway Park.

 
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Marc Lawrence - Atlanta looks to stop a two-game skid at home tonight when they send Javier Vazquez to the mound at Turner Field to face Jeff Suppan and the Milwaukee Brewers.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Kansas City is asking young ace Zach Greinke to put a halt to their seven-game losing streak tonight in Toronto, and that's just what he'll do as his stellar season continues.
 
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The high-spirited Carlos Zambrano gets back on the mound tonight after his 6-game suspension, and will pitch the Chicago Cubs past the Braves in Atlanta.

 
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Young Giants ace Tim Lincecum will prove to be too much tonight on the mound in Washington.  Side with San Francisco on the road Tuesday at the Nationals.

 
 
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