MLB on Monday, 4-24-2017

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A pair of NL Central rivals renew their acquaintance as they kick off a series in the Steel City. The Chicago Cubs continue a road trip as they open a set with the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday night. Chicago had their four game win streak snapped with a 7-5 road loss to Cincinnati in the finale of their series Sunday afternoon. Pittsburgh took two of three from the visiting Yankees in an interleague set, winning the rubber game 2-1 Sunday afternoon. The Pirates swept the first series between the teams, which came at Wrigley Field April 14-16.... Read More

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The Rays open a three game series in Baltimore on Monday against the Orioles. The Orioles are one of the better stories in baseball this year and they also own the best record in baseball at 12-4. They have won four straight games and just won the first two games against the Red Sox after winning the last two of a three game series against the Cincinnati Reds. They beat Boston 4-2 on Saturday afternoon.... Read More

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A pair of NL Central rivals renew their rivalry as they open a series in beer country. The Cincinnati Reds are on the road to open a trip as they kick off a set with the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night. Cincinnati salvaged the finale of their three game set at home against the Cubs with a 7-5 victory Sunday afternoon. Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in six games as they lost the last three of a four game set with the Cardinals, falling 6-4 at home Sunday. The Brewers took three of four in the last series between the teams, which came at the Great American Ball Park April 13-16.... Read More

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Tonight, the National League East meets the National League West as the Washington Nationals pay a visit to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado to grapple with the Colorado Rockies in game one of their four-game series. The Nationals have been rolling of late as they have won their last six in a row as of Saturday, while the Rockies have won five of their last six as of this writing. The Under is 4-1 the last five meetings between these teams here in Colorado. Pitching Probables: Joe Ross vs Tyler Anderson.... Read More

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National League West MLB action this evening and the San Diego Padres will tangle with the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of a four-game series from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Padres are off to a slow start, but have won three of their last four as of this writing, while the Diamondbacks have won five of their last seven. The Under is 7-2 the last nine games in this series. Pitching Probables: Jhoulys Chacin vs Zack Greinke.... Read More

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The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays will wrap up a four-game series when they meet again at Angel Stadium on Monday night.... Read More

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Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants will host Hyun-Jin Ryu and the LA Dodgers in NL West action Monday night from AT&T Park.... Read More

NBA on Monday, 4-24-2017

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The Eastern Conference quarterfinals continue with a contest north of the border. The sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks travel to face the third-seeded Toronto Raptors Monday night in a pivotal Game 5. Toronto squared the series and regained home court advantage by winning Game 4 87-76 on the road Friday night. That squares the record in playoff games as this is the first time the teams have met in the postseason. Milwaukee holds a 47-35 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams, even with Toronto taking three of four this season.... Read More

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Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks will host John Wall and the Washington Wizards in game four of the Quarterfinals Monday night from the Philips Arena.... Read More

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Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers will host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in game four Monday night from the Moda Center.... Read More

MLB on Tuesday, 4-25-2017

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Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies will host Wei-Yin Chen and the Miami Marlins in NL East action Tuesday night from Citizens Bank Park.... Read More

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MLB action within the National League Central Division this evening and the Chicago Cubs will square off with the Pittsburgh Pirates in game two of their three-game series from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The Cubs have won four of their last five games as of Sunday, while the Pirates have lost four of their last six games. The Cubs have won 10-3 of the last 13 games here in Pittsburgh. Pitching Probables: Kyle Hendricks vs Gerrit Cole.... Read More

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Tonight on the diamond, the American League West meets the American League Central as the Houston Astros grapple with the Cleveland Indians in game one of their three-game set from Progressive Field in Cleveland Ohio. Houston comes into this game having won nine of their last 11 games, while the Indians have won five of their last six games. The Indians have won 19 of the last 27 games in this series. The Astros will send out Dallas Keuchel in this one and the Indians will counter with Josh Tomlin.... Read More

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Robert Gsellman and the New York Mets will host Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves in the series opener Tuesday night from Citi Field.... Read More

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The Milwaukee Brewers will host their division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds, on Tuesday night. There's a heated race for the NL Central crown, and there are only 2 games separating first and last place in the standings. The Reds are currently second-place in the NL Central Standings with a 10-9 record. Meanwhile, the Brewers are near the bottom of the standings at 9-11. Which club will come away with a victory on Tuesday night?... Read More

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The Twins take on the Rangers on Tuesday night in the second game of a three game series. The Twins have lost six of seven and have dropped to 8-10 overall. They started off the season 4-0 and people had some high hopes in Minnesota, but they have played poorly over the last two weeks. They are still only two games out of the AL Central lead that is jointly held by the Tigers and the Indians, who are both 10-8.... Read More

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The Royals take on the White Sox in the second game of a three game series on Tuesday night. The Royals offense has been absolutely anemic lately, and they have dropped to the bottom of the AL Central standings. They just got swept by the Texas Rangers over four straight games, including a 5-2 loss on Sunday. That's about as many runs as they have scored lately.... Read More

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The Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals were both expected to contend for playoffs spots this season but have each disappointed in the early going. The meet in St. Louis on Tuesday in Game 1 of an interleague series.... Read More

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The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics will begin a three-game series when they square off at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night.... Read More

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MLB action on the west coast this evening and a pair of National League West foes will square off as the Los Angeles Dodgers duke it out with the San Francisco Giants in game two of their four-game series from AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. The Dodgers came into this series struggling as they had lost five of their last seven games, while the Giants have really struggled out the gate as they are currently in last place in the NL West. Pitching Probables: Clayton Kershaw vs Ty Blach.... Read More

NBA on Tuesday, 4-25-2017

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It’s a pivotal Game 5 of a Western Conference quarterfinal series down in the Lone Star State. The Memphis Grizzlies try to steal home court advantage as they face the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night. Memphis won both games in Memphis to square the series, including a 110-108 overtime win in Game 4 Saturday night. San Antonio has owned the regular season series between the teams, 65-22, but the teams split four meetings this season with the hosts winning each game. The Spurs own a 3-1 lead in postseason series wins and a 16-6 advantage in playoff victories between the teams.... Read More

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It’s Game 5 of a Western Conference quarterfinals series down in the Lone Star State. The sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder look to stave off elimination as they travel to take on the third-seeded Houston Rockets Tuesday night. Houston rallied to win Game 4, 113-109, on the road Sunday to establish a 3-1 series advantage. The Thunder holds a 107-106 edge in the all-time regular season series but the Rockets took three of the four meetings this season. Oklahoma City has won six of the seven previous playoff series and holds a 25-16 advantage in playoff victories between the teams.... Read More

NHL on Thursday, 4-27-2017

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Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will clash with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in game one Thursday night from the Verizon Center.... Read More