DAY 85 MLB SELECTIONS

Updated: Jul 3

On this day in MLB history, July 2,1963 - At 12:31 A.M. in San Francisco, Willie Mays homers off Warren Spahn in the bottom of the 16th inning to give Juan Marichal a 1-0 victory in the National League's longest game ended by a home run.


LA ANGELS AT HOUSTON ASTROS

TAKE: ASTROS (-135) WIN 9-1


Rangers RHP Glenn Otto (4-3, 5.71 ERA) makes his 10th start. He has a 1.51 WHIP, 5.5 BB/9 and 7.2 K/9 in 42 1/3 IP. Glenn Allowed 6 R, 6 H, 3 BB and 1 K in 2 IP in Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.

In the 4 starts prior to Sunday, he had a 2.45 ERA in 22 IP. NY Mets RHP Chris Bassitt (6-5, 4.01 ERA) makes his 16th start. He has a 1.15 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9 and 9.5 K/9 in 89 2/3 IP. Has had a quality start in each of his last 3 starts and in 5 of his last 6. He’s 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 8 starts at home this season.


SAN DIEGO PADRES (46-33) AT LOS ANGELES DODGERS (48-28)

TAKE:PADRES (+130) LOSS 2-7


The Dodgers finish the 4-game series today against the Padres, in baseball, it is SO HARD to get a sweep of a team. The Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson (8-1) will make his 13th start of the season. The left-hander gave up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Colorado Rockies. The 32-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with a 3.23 ERA and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average (against) of .230. He has five quality starts in 12 chances this season. Anderson will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.

Yu Darvish (7-3) takes the mound first for the Padres in his 15th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.26 ERA in 88 1/3 innings pitched, with 75 strikeouts. The right-hander last appeared on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up seven hits. In 14 games this season, the 35-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.26, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .214 against him. Darvish is trying to prolong a fourth-game quality start streak in this matchup. Darvish is looking for his 13th straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 6.1 innings per start.


OTHER GREAT SATURDAY GAMES! HAPPY JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS


Tampa Bay Rays AT Toronto Blue Jays (noon game)

TAKE: BLUE JAYS (-135) LOSS 5-11


NY Yankees at Cleveland Indians (noon game)

TAKE: INDIANS (+255) LOSS 1-6


Texas Rangers (36-38) AT New York Mets (47-29)

TAKE: RANGERS (+115) WIN 7-3

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