MLB Odds: Yankees and Rays top weekend bill

By: Sports Interaction | Friday, July 30, 2010
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Tropicana Field could be the site of Alex Rodriguez’ 600th career homer.

Two of the hottest teams in baseball meet in Tampa Bay this weekend as the New York Yankees visit the Rays. Tampa Bay and New York both know this is a great chance for one of them to take charge of the AL East.

This three-game series is going right down to the wire. Tampa Bay and New York will both win at least once but who will take that crucial third game?

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The Yankees should have a big advantage when Phil Hughes starts on Friday. I like Matt Garza to help the Rays hit back on Saturday. Sunday will decide who controls bragging rights in the division.

Tropicana Field is going to have a say in the outcome. Visiting teams hate The Trop, and for good reason. This is no regular ball park and that swings the advantage to the hometown Rays. Bet on the Rays with Sports Interaction.

There’s a big battle going on out west this weekend as the Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels and their new toy Dan Haren. The new arrival will certainly boost the Angels rotation, but I still don’t like him to beat Tommy Hunter on Saturday. The Rangers look ready to finish off the AL West and I like Cliff Lee to inflict further misery on the Angels on Sunday.

The best chance the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have of taking a win will come on Friday night, but if you want to win big with Sports Interaction then back the Rangers all the way.

Just to show there’s no East Coast bias here let’s stay out west with our look at the biggest National League series this weekend. San Francisco looks well positioned to push the Padres all the way in the NL West but first the Giants have to dispose of the Dodgers.

The Giants host Los Angeles for a three-game set and I like the home team here. Having just finished a series with San Diego, the Dodgers now must do battle with the best of San Francisco’s rotation. Friday sees two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum start for San Francisco; suffice to say I don’t like the Dodgers’ chances. Barry Zito takes the mound on Saturday with Matt Cain likely to be in position to complete a sweep on Sunday.

Winning teams make statements down the stretch and this is the perfect opportunity for the Giants to do just that. It’s time for the Giants to start disposing of playoff chasers and prove they belong at the head of the pack. I like San Francisco to win all three home games against the Dodgers.

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