The American East-leading Yankees (83-46) continue their West Coast road trip with a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-44), kingpins of the National League West, starting Friday night. Here's what bettors should be expecting throughout this weekend series.
Our plays today focus on a trio of National League East teams, as the Nationals play an afternoon game with the Cubs and the Braves head to New York to face the Mets.
Over/Under bets are the plays today, from a day game in Chicago to late-night action on the West Coast.
Straight-up moneyline wagers are the plays for the MLB today, as the Padres and Reds meet for day-game action in Cincinnati, while the red-hot Mets and Indians square off in New York.
A rejuvenated Phillies lineup, under the guidance of new hitting coach (and former manager) Charlie Manuel, should build on its hot streak at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, over in St. Louis, expect Brewers hurler Gio Gonzalez to bounce back from a rough start against the Twins.
The Nationals should have an edge in Pittsburgh on Monday night, and a pair of young lefties should keep runs low in the Lone Star State.
An unexpected Under in the National League and a straight-up pick in the American League are the plays today.
Major League Baseball's wild card system, as presently constructed, has done little to infuse added drama into the postseason chase, and the one-game playoff severely diminishes the value of the 162-game regular season.
The hottest team in baseball, the New York Mets (59-56, 13-1 in their last 14 games), will look to keep rolling against a divisional foe in the thick of the Wild Card race in the Washington Nationals (61-53).
Expect a low-scoring affair in Toronto as the Yankees take on the Blue Jays and a lopsided matchup at Dodger Stadium as L.A. puts its five-game win streak on the line against Arizona.