The best home team in Major League Baseball hopes to get today’s starter his first win of the season.

Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves

Detroit finds itself in a precarious spot this weekend, as they play the hottest home team in the majors.  The Tigers are a disappointing 14-22 on the road this season (-760), but still must be respected with a 10-6 mark in interleague play (+380).  In fact, the club has compiled a 62-26 record (.705) against the National League since 2006, which is the best winning percentage in baseball over that span.  OF Magglio Ordonez has been a big reason for the team’s success this time of year, hitting .335 with 36 home runs and 148 RBI during his career in interleague action.  He stands third among active major leaguers in batting average in that category.  Detroit’s record stands at 21-11 during the day this season (+920), led by a pitching staff hast has compiled a 3.40 ERA over those 32 games.

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The free-falling Rays hope to bounce back after being a victim of a no-hitter last night, as they send out their star left-hander.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Tampa Bay Rays

Arizona won a thrilling 1-0 contest over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, highlighted by the second no-hitter in franchise history.  Diamondbacks SP Edwin Jackson was far from perfect in the contest, issuing eight walks, but it will go down as the fourth no-hitter of the year in the Majors Leagues.  “Besides going to the World Series and maybe my MLB debut, this is one of the most memorable moments I’ve ever had,” Jackson said.  On a side note, brothers Justin and B.J. Upton faced each other for the first time on Friday night.  Justin went 2-for-3 with a walk and B.J. went 0-for-2 with a walk.  The Diamondbacks have still lost 15 of their last 17 road games and trail in this all-time series, 7-3.  Since 2004, the D-Back’s 42 interleague wins are tied for the second-fewest over that span behind only the Pirates (31-65).

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Mets 3B David Wright looks to continue terrorizing American League pitchers in Game 2 of this interleague series.

Minnesota Twins at New York Mets

Minnesota has now lost four straight games for the first time this season, but manager Ron Gardenhire is not one to panic, “These guys are feeling it a bit right now, they’re disappointed.  It’s a long season and we’ve got to keep grinding.”  The Twins are 2-5 on its current road trip and have gone 8-17 in their last 25 games away from Target Field.  The starting rotation has struggled on the road, posting a 17-20 record and 5.49 ERA compared to a 23-13 mark and 3.37 ERA at home.  The Twins face former teammate Johan Santana this afternoon, as they were 3-0 with him on the mound versus the Mets during his tenure in Minnesota.  The club is a disappointing 7-9 in interleague action (-260), but has still posted the third-best all-time mark at 139-105 against the NL.

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Brazil and Portugal started out attacking, but then seemed content with a draw, which sent both of them into the second round. The Ivory Coast won against North Korea, but the 3-0 victory wasn’t enough. They needed to make up nine goals to pass Portugal and advance, but failed to score enough.

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We now know all 16 teams that will be competing in the elimination rounds of the World Cup. It only seems logical, then, that we would rank those teams in order of their quality, form, and likelihood of going all the way. Without further ado, the World Cup Knockout Stage Power Rankings:

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Two teams that have flourished this month due to interleague play are set to battle in a three-game series.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Angels

Colorado finished its recent six-game home stand with a 4-2 record, after suffering a 13-11 loss to the Boston Red Sox last night.  The Rockies now have a 8-4 interleague mark heading to face the red-hot Los Angeles Angels (+440).  “That’s a real good team that’s generating some steam for itself, and doing it in a similar fashion that we’re doing it in that they’re not at full strength right now,” manager Jim Tracy said.  He’s referring to the fact that the Angels have been playing without 1B Kendry Morales and his club has been missing star SS Troy Tulowitzki to a broken wrist since June 17.  Colorado has lost 14 of their past 18 meetings with the Halos.

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New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers baseball picks.

New York enjoyed a day off on Thursday in getting set for this three-game series, after pushing its interleague record to 9-6 (-180) with a 6-5 road victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.  The Yankees play against Joe Torre’s Dodgers for the first time this weekend at Chavez Ravine.  “We’ve been through too much to not kind of fell like [Torre is] a Yankee,” said SP Andy Pettitte.  New York’s record stands at 45-27 on the year, the top record in baseball, which is the best start for the Yankees since 2004 (45-26).

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Minnesota comes into this interleague series having lost five of its last seven games and getting swept by the Milwaukee Brewers.  It was just the second time the club had been swept in a series this season, with the only other time coming in a two-game series against Boston on May 19-20.  The Twins are now just 7-8 on the season during interleague play (-180) and are watching the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers gain ground on them in the divisional race.  “I didn’t like our energy today,” 1B Justin Morneau said.  Minnesota has a losing 9-12 record in the month of June (-380).

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In our first article we covered the favorites, now lets move onto some college football teams that have some value and have maddux’s college football picks work for this years college football season.  Pinnacle has the odds quoted in this article.  Although Bodog and Bookmaker have future odds posted as well for this college football seasons betting action.

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