Tue 13/10/2015 - 15:40 EDT

The Viral Roundup – Royal Pain Edition

The Viral Roundup – Royal Pain Edition
Major League Baseball offers up a stuffed slate of playoff ball, the Steelers and Chargers clash on Monday Night Football and USC makes a major personnel decision. Here's the sparkling fresh world of sports you're waking up to on October 13, 2015.

Did You Hear?

The Kansas City Royals live to fight another day. The defending AL champs, a +125 moneyline underdog on Monday, valiantly fought back from a 6-2 deficit in the 8th to defeat Houston 9-6 and tie their series at 2-2. The Royals exploded for five runs in the 8th frame and closer Wade Davis turned in a magnificent two inning performance to lock down the win. The series now shifts back to Kaufman Stadium where KC will host Houston in a Game 5 showdown where the winner advances to the ALCS.

Did You See?

Craving the return of the NBA? Don’t worry, we all are. It’s an absolutely jampacked sports landsape at the moment (MLB playoffs, football’s in full swing, hockey’s back), but there’s always room for the best basketball league in the world. The NBA, which will tip-off its regular season on October 27, has crafted some heartstring-tugging videos to get you hyped for another campaign. Check out one of the clips below. By the way, oddssmakers list Cleveland as the most likely 2016 NBA champs at 11/4 odds.

Did You Know?

- The Toronto Blue Jays have battled back from two games down to knot up their series with the Texas Rangers. David Price gave up three earned runs over three innings in a relief appearance but exited with the win as Toronto doubled up Texas 8-4. Toronto teed off on Texas starter Derek Holland for six runs and chased him off the mound early in the third frame. The final game in the series goes down tomorrow night in Toronto with the line showing the Jays as -170 home favourites.

- The Cubs made the most of their first home game since 2008. Chicago, a -215 moneyline home favourite, thumped St. Louis 8-6 at Wrigley Field. Jake Arrieta notched his second win of the postseason for the Cubbies and the club enjoyed a barrage of homers from Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Castro, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler in the victory. The Cubs can clinch the series this afternoon in today’s Game 4 tilt.

- The New York Mets are one win away from reaching the NLCS. The first post Chase Utley incident showdown between the Mets and Dodgers ended with a 13-7 final score. Yoenis Cespedes had a spectacular night going 3-5 at the plate with a homer among those hits. Can the Mets wrap up the series at 3-1? Citi Field will see New York host Los Angeles tonight.

- Le’Veon Bell stretched out to score the winning touchdown with no time returning to give Pittsburgh a 24-20 Thursday Night Football victory over San Diego. The Steelers rushing superstar ran 111 yards in the win which saw Mike Vick still at the helm as Pittsburgh’s QB. It looked like San Diego might have had the game sealed with under three minutes remaining thanks to a Josh Lambo 54-yard field goal, but Steeltown battled back with a late drive that had Pittsburgh earning the W.

- Steve Sarkisian has been fired from his position as head coach of USC after initally being put on leave to deal with personal issues. The original order for a leave of absence was made by the school after Sarkisian showed up intoxicated to team facilities this weekend. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will take over head coaching duties for the 3-2 Trojans on an interim basis. Helton’s first test will come on Saturday versus Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are favoured by a field goal in that contest.

Category : Archives

Tag : baseball , betting , mlb , playoffs

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Archives - 03/09/17
Scotiabank Buys Maple Leafs Naming Rights For Record $800M 
Air Canada was getting a bargain for Toronto Maple Leafs arena naming rights all along. Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment agreed to a record-breaking, 20-year deal to rename the Air Canada Centre. Starting July 1st, 2018, the ACC will be known as Scotiabank Arena. The third largest bank in Canada will pay $800 million for the privilege, raising the bar for naming rights across North America.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/05/17
2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Strategy 
Handicappers who convince themselves - and anyone else who will listen - that the Kentucky Derby is just another race probably haven't cashed too many tickets on the first Saturday in May. The truth is people should bet the Derby differently because of just how unlike any other race it is.
Read this article 
Archives - 20/08/16
Stampeders vs Lions LIVE CFL William Hill Betting Odds and Money Line Prediction 
Instead of trying to figure out which backup National Football League players are better than others, while betting on NFL preseason action, we turn to fight for first in Canadian Football League. Looking like the cream of the CFL crop, Calgary is in British Columbia and the Stampeders lead the Lions by a half game in the West Division. Meeting for the third time this season, these rivals hit the gridiron at 10:00 PM ET on August 19, 2016, at BC Place in Vancouver.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/02/16
Super Bowl 50 Predictions : Panthers vs Broncos Odds and Prediction 
The 50th edition of the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, Super Bowl 2016, is almost here and NFL fans around the globe are tingling with excitement. Legendary quarterback Payton Manning leads the 14-4 Denver Broncos into battle against the 17-1 Carolina Panthers, who have a star quarterback of their own in Cam Newton. Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 18:30 ET on Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, in the Golden State of California.
Read this article