Who's Hot and Who's not
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MLB: The Boston Red Sox are 12-2 in their last 14 games against the New York Yankees.
MLB: The over is 10-0-1 in the last 11 meetings between the Nationals and Braves.
WNBA: Minnesota is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight home games.
WNBA: Seven of the last eight meetings between Seattle and Los Angeles have played under the total.
MLB: St. Louis is 2-7 in its last nine meetings with the NL-Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.
MLB: Cleveland is 5-12 in its last 17 games against Oakland.
WNBA: Chicago is 2-7 against the spread in its last nine road games.
WNBA: Indiana is 1-1o against the spread in its last 11 matchups with Atlanta.
0 – New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey is winless in 15 career starts (0-7) against the Florida Marlins, compiling a 5.23 ERA. The Mets have won just three of those games, while Pelfry has lost all three of his outings against the Marlins this season.
Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked
Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers – Cruz is expected to miss three weeks of action with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, which will be a big loss for the Rangers down the stretch. Cruz is hitting .270 with 28 homers and 94 RBIs. The early word is that Cuban defector Leonys Martin may get the call from Triple-A Round Rock to fill in.
Game of the day
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (+135, 9)
"When people compare him to other players, you can't forget he's a center fielder and he's playing a high quality defense out there. He's scoring a bunch of runs and RBIs, the two most important stats in baseball. In my eyes, he's the MVP." - New York Yankees third baseman on teammate Curtis Granderson, who has 38 homers and 197 RBIs this season.
Notes and tips
The Indianapolis Colts took quarterback Peyton Manning off the PUP list Monday, though he immediately ruled himself out of Thursday’s preseason game and his status for Week 1 is questionable. Oddsmakers currently have the Colts set as 3-point road underdogs in Houston for Week 1.
After jumping out to a 7-1 start to the season both straight up and against the spread, the San Antonio Silver Stars are fighting an uphill battle just to qualify for postseason play. They have dropped six consecutive games straight up (covering just once over that span) and sit 1 ½ games ahead of Los Angeles for the final spot in the Western Conference. The Silver Stars are 3.5-point favorites against Connecticut on Tuesday.