With the 2017 All-Star break just a few short weeks away, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking like the best team in baseball. Big numbers by Cody Bellinger and Clayton Kershaw have given L.A. a 10-game win streak and the best record in the National League, making them the World Series favorite in the NL. Going 51-26 to start the season, the Dodgers are tied with the Chicago Cubs with +600 betting odds to win the championship, via Bovada.lv.
Former major league pitcher Anthony Young has died, the New York Mets announced in a statement. He was 51. The (Bergen County) Record reported in January that Young had an inoperable brain tumor. Former major league player Lenny Harris tweeted early Tuesday that Young had gone into a coma Monday night. Young had an ERA of 3.89 in six seasons in the majors. His claim to fame was his 27 straight losses with the New York Mets from May 6, 1992-July 24, 1993. He was with the Mets from 1991-93, the Chicago Cubs from 1993-94 and the Houston Astros in 1995. "Anthony was a true gentleman," former Mets pitcher Turk Wendell said in a statement. "At this year's fantasy camp, he told us he had a brain tumor.
The Houston Astros are 6-1 straight up and on the runline in their last seven games. The Astros will try to stay hot in a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, starting with the series opener Tuesday night. Houston is a -152 home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Mike Fiers will take the mound for the home team facing Sean Manaea and the Athletics as +142 underdog. Houston Astros The Astros are running away with the AL West, entering the Tuesday night game with the best record in the majors at 52-25 and a 13-game lead over Texas and Los Angeles. Houston has won six of its last seven games with all six of those wins coming by at least three runs. Interestingly, the