The Diamondbacks top Pittsburgh early in the game for 8-5 victory. The win brings the Diamondbacks a step closer to NL West champions. The first inning brought a record-breaking four stolen bases while scoring three runs. Another five runs were added to the score in the third inning as Aaron Hill and Ryan Roberts scored two-run hits. J.J. Putz struck out on the side in the ninth inning, bringing down Arizona’s magic number down to two over the Giants. Football spreads
Despite last week’s loss to the Pirates, the Diamondbacks still moved forward to their first division title since 2007 due to San Francisco losing to the Dodgers. Montero scored a two-run homer in the first inning to give Arizona a healthy, early lead over Pittsburgh. Ohlendorf allowed seven runs on seven hits in two-plus innings. Miley was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning after allowing two runs on five hits. Montero currently enjoys an 11-game hitting streak at home.
The Yankees now find themselves in their 16th out of 17 playoffs today with their 4-2 win over the Devil Rays in Yankees Stadium. No celebrations were reported at the end of the game, only handshakes for Mariano Rivera. Derek Jeter stated the postseason berth isn’t what counts, it’s the division championship. The Yankees have reached postseason despite having a makeshift team. Erik Bedard was reportedly served papers regarding child support by a process server wearing a Yankees hat. NFL betting lines
The Padres beat the Rockies 4-0 by scoring all runs within the first inning. The 23-year old Bass pitched five solid innings. It is still undecided if he is to be a starter or in the pen in the next game. The victory brings in a rare three-game sweep over the Rockies for the Padres. Football odds