Sunday's betting tips: McIlroy 2/1 favorite at PGA Champ.

Aug 11, 2012 |

Weather to watch:

Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins: A 70 percent chance of rain at Target Field this afternoon.

Who’s hot?

Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before settling for a two-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Pirates 5-0 for their 11th straight win in Pittsburgh and sixth consecutive win overall.

Who’s not?

Toronto fielded an injury-depleted lineup with just three Opening Day starters, as the Jays lost their fifth straight to the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday.

Key stat

Host Great Britain currently has the largest increase in total medals compared to 2008 (47 to 62) with one day of Olympic action remaining.

Game of the day

Final round of the PGA Championship – Rory McIlroy is a 2/1 favorite after Saturday’s play.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Yankees’ ace CC Sabathia is headed to the disabled list with stiffness in his pitching elbow. Manager Joe Girardi announced the move Saturday after the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 5-2 and several hours after Sabathia was spotted icing his elbow at the Rogers Centre.

Notable quotable

"We're not normal. To run 36 is not normal. We're flying. People call us robots. I said, no, we're from space. We drop from the sky like Mr. Bean. Because when he started he dropped out of the sky. It's just the fun stuff, you know, that we always do. I'm from Mars because I'm not normal. I'm the beast." -Jamaica's Yohan Blake on breaking the world record in the men's 4x100 relay.

Betting news and notes

-Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is expected to travel with the team to Miami after Sunday's contest. Polanco has been sidelined with lower back inflammation since July 23.

-With Padres closer Huston Street (calf) on the disabled list, right-handers Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer will share the save opportunities.

-The Reds are 22-8 in Johnny Cueto’s last 30 starts, and they have won the last seven times he has taken the mound on a Sunday.

-San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval (hamstring) went 0-for-2 in his first rehab start Friday with Triple-A San Jose and could join the Giants as soon as Monday when they host Washington.

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