MLB on Friday, 5-19-2017

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Eddie Butler and the Chicago Cubs will face Paolo Espino and the Milwaukee Brewers Friday afternoon from Wrigley Field.... Read More

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Trevor Williams and the Pittsburgh Pirates will host Jeremy Hellickson and the Philadelphia Phillies in the series opener Friday night from PNC Park.... Read More

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The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will begin a three-game series when they square off at Oriole Park on Friday night.... Read More

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R.A. Dickey and the Atlanta Braves will clash with Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals in NL East action Friday night from SunTrust Park.... Read More

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The National League West meets the National League Central on Friday evening as the Colorado Rockies battle it out with the Cincinnati Reds in game one of their three-game series from Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Rockies are off a doubleheader on Thursday, while the Reds are coming back home off a seven-game road trip. The over is 4-1 the last five games in this series. Pitching Probables: Tyler Anderson vs Lisalverto Bonilla.... Read More

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The Tampa Bay Rays have a minor advantage for Friday’s series opener against the New York Yankees as the Rays were off on Thursday, while the Yankees had to finish up a series in Kansas City on Thursday night and then hop a plane to Florida. ... Read More

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The streaking Texas Rangers make their only visit to Motown starting Friday night for Game 1 of a three-game weekend series vs. the Tigers. These clubs are fairly similar in that they are hanging around .500 and can rake but both have some pitching issues.... Read More

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It’s the start of an interleague series between teams from opposite coasts in the Big Apple. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim open up a three game series with the sliding New York Mets Friday night. Anaheim has won four straight after sweeping the White Sox with a 12-8 home win in the finale Wednesday night. New York lost their seventh straight as they were swept in the desert with a 5-4, 11 inning loss Wednesday to Arizona. The Angels took two of three the last time the teams met, which was in Anaheim April 11-13, 2014.... Read More

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The Minnesota Twins are hosting the Kansas City Royals in this showdown between division rivals. The Twins have had a pretty nice season thus far. They're 19-17, which is good enough to top the AL Central standings. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Royals have stumbled through the season with a 16-23 record. The Royals are currently the last place team in the AL Central. They're 4.5 games behind the Twins. Will the Royals make up ground by upsetting the Twins at Target Field in this one?... Read More

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The Indians head to Houston to take on the best team in baseball, the Houston Astros. While the Indians have been a letdown so far this year after making the World Series last year, the Astros have been hot from game one on. They are actually playing their best baseball of the year at the moment, having won four in a row, nine out of 10, and 14 out of 17. They lead the AL West by eight games over the Rangers, who have won eight in a row themselves.... Read More

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Major League Baseball action on Friday night and the San Francisco Giants will square off with the St Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in game one of their three-game series. The Giants have won five of their last six games, while the Cardinals have taken eight of their last 11 games. Pitching Probables: The Giants will send out Matt Moore in this one and the Cardinals will counter with Michael Wacha.... Read More

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It’s the continuation of a four game series out on the west coast. The Boston Red Sox continue their road trip by playing the second game of a weekend set with the Oakland A’s Friday night. Boston came into the series after sweeping a brief two game interleague set at St. Louis: the Red Sox claimed a 5-4, 13 inning win Wednesday night. Oakland was blanked 4-0 in the rubber game of their three game series up in Seattle Wednesday. The pitching matchup for Thursday’s opener saw Hector Velazquez make his major league debut for Boston against Oakland’s Sonny Gray. First pitch was set for 10:05 pm ET.... Read More

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Tonight on the MLB Diamond, a pair of National League West Foes will square off as the Arizona Diamondbacks duke it out with the San Diego Padres in game one of their three-game series from Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Under is 5-1 the last six meetings between these teams here in San Diego. Pitching Probables: The Diamondbacks will send out Taijuan Walker and he will be opposed by Jered Weaver.... Read More

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins will continue a four-game series when they meet again at Dodger Stadium on Friday night.... Read More

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It’s the second game of a weekend series between a pair of teams up in the Pacific Northwest. The Chicago White Sox try to stop the bleeding as they face the Seattle Mariners Friday night. Chicago came into the series losers of three straight and eight of 10 as they were swept by the Angels on the road following a 12-8 road defeat Wednesday. Seattle took the rubber game of their three game set at home against the A’s, winning 4-0 Wednesday. The pitching matchup Thursday night in the opener was a battle of rookies: Dylan Covey took the mound for the White Sox against Seattle’s Sam Gaviglio with first pitch set for 10:10 pm ET.... Read More

NBA on Friday, 5-19-2017

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The Cavaliers pushed their 2017 postseason record to 9-0 on Wednesday night, with a 13-point victory over Boston that really was not even that close. Cleveland had entered the game as a 4.5 point favorite, a spread they covered by 8.5 points. At the time of this writing, they are once again a 4.5 point favorite. Boston was originally installed as a 5.5 point underdog, but the line has moved a full point since it opened. With the victory, the Cavs took a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals and are now looking to steal another road victory on Friday night in this best-of-seven series. The Celtics still lead the all-time head-to-head postseason series 18-17, and the overall series 142-95.... Read More

NHL on Friday, 5-19-2017

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to get back on track in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final after trailing the series 2-1 against the Ottawa Senators following the first three contests…... Read More