Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The White Sox host the Rangers, the Phillies and Braves clash in an NL East battle in Atlanta, and the lowly Lynx battle with the Mercury.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule for Tuesday has Cleveland at Detroit, Baltimore at the Yankees, Tampa Bay at Toronto, Oakland at Boston, the Angels at Kansas City, Minnesota at Seattle, and Texas at the White Sox. The Rangers are slated to send Rich Harden (2-1, 5.14 ERA) to the mound for Tuesday's game, while the White Sox counter with Mark Buehrle (3-5, 4.38 ERA). Righthander Harden has picked up a no-decision in each of his last four starts, but he beat the White Sox back on April 28 (three runs over six innings). Lefthander Buehrle was ejected from his last start for protesting a balk call; he fell to Texas back on April 27 (four runs over seven innings).
Over in the National League on Tuesday it'll be the Cubs at Pittsburgh, Milwaukee at Florida, Washington at Houston, Cincinnati at St. Louis, the Mets at San Diego, Arizona at the Dodgers, Colorado at San Francisco, and Philadelphia at Atlanta. Cole Hamels (5-3, 3.82 ERA) is expected to take on Tim Hudson (5-1, 2.24 ERA) in that Phillies/Braves matchup. Lefthander Hamels lost to the Mets last time out (two earned runs over 6 1-3 innings), but he beat the Braves May 9 (three runs over five innings). Righthander Hudson was tagged with a loss by the Phillies when he faced them back on April 21 despite surrendering just two earned runs on six hits in six innings pitched.
Rounding out the Roundup . . .
Finally, there are two games on the WNBA's schedule for Tuesday, with Atlanta at Seattle and Phoenix at Minnesota. The Lynx sit in the league basement heading into the second month of the season, going 1-5 straight-up and 2-4 against-the-spread through six games with star guard Seimone Augustus still on the sidelines. Minnesota fell 73-58 to Chicago in their last game on Saturday, with Lindsay Whalen scoring 11 points for the Lynx in that loss. The Mercury (2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS) were beaten 96-93 by Atlanta in their last game on Friday, with Angel McCoughtry scoring 28 points that day.