Monday's betting tips: Bucs on first 5-game streak of season
Weather to watch
Washington Nationals at New York Mets: There’s a 60 percent chance of rain and a possibility of scattered thunderstorms. Wind will also be blowing out at 9 mph.
Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians: The wind should be blowing out from to right field at 17 mph if the forecast from Sunday is correct.
Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers: Wind blowing in on Monday at Rangers Ballpark for Game 1 between the Red Sox and Rangers.
Detroit Tigers – Les Tigres are 5-0 in their last five games and 12-2 since Independence Day.
Pittsburgh Pirates - Riding their first 5-game win streak of the season.
Tiger Woods – TW is now 0-13 in the last 13 major tournaments he’s played. The U.S. Open in 2008 was the last major he won, although he’s been the favorite (or at least among the top faves) in those 13 events and he’ll likely be the odds-on favorite to win the PGA Championship when the odds come out on Monday.
12-20 – Oakland Athletics record without rookie slugger Yoenis Cespedes in the lineup according to ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney. The A’s are 38-24 with Cespedes on the field.
Game of the day
Dodgers at Cardinals
Injury not to be overlooked
Hanley Ramirez, Miami Marlins: Ramirez hasn’t played since Friday and manager Ozzie Guillen isn’t sure the slugger will be back by next week. Guillen told reporters his third baseman still can’t hold a bat properly because of his banged up wrist. Ramirez isn’t having an amazing season but he takes away a lot of smash to a lineup that’s already missing Giancarlo Stanton.
"I had it in my hands with four to go. I managed to hit a poor shot on each of the closing four holes. Look, I played so beautifully for most of the week. I shouldn't let this bring me down." – Adam Scott told reporters after squandering a four-shot lead with four holes to play at the Open Championship.