Andre Ethier's Hit Streak Can Continue When Padres Visit Dodgers

Frank Doyle | Updated Apr 29, 2011

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit at Cleveland. This could be series of the weekend. Detroit and Cleveland are the two best teams in the AL Central. The best MLB betting strategy here is to go with Cleveland in each of the games – the Indians are 10-2 at home so far this year. Not bad.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees. The Yankees crushed the White Sox last night. The Blue Jays can expect more of the same when they visit the Bronx this weekend.

Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay. Kudos to Joe Maddon. After an appalling start to the season and the Manny Ramirez debacle, the Rays have won five straight and eight out of the last ten.

Seattle at Boston. Seattle is poor while Boston, like Tampa, is successfully shaking off those start of season blues. Dice-K on the hill for the BoSox tonight, Jon Lackey tomorrow. The comeback will continue.

Baltimore at ChiSox. The White Sox are struggling very, very badly. Baltimore travels full of hope.

Minnesota at Kansas City. The Twins live and die by Joe Mauer, it seems. And he’s on the DL.

Texas at Oakland. Oakland can’t hit. Hard to win ball games if you can’t hit. The Rangers are doing ok while Josh Hamilton still is on the DL.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets’ recent rivival will come to a humiliating halt at Citizens’ Bank Park this weekend. Halladay and Lee pitch for the Phillies tomorrow and Sunday, but even Vance Worley, called up this week from Lehigh Valley and starting tonight, would be a much more talked about prospect at any other team.

San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals. The Giants are struggling but you need to be pretty bad not to turn the Nats over. Tim Lincecum is on the hill for the World Champions tonight.

Florida Marlins at Cincinnati. Josh Johnson, 3-0, 1.06 ERA, takes the hill for the fish on Saturday. All baseball will be watching. Either side of that though and it’s Reds all the way.

St Louis at Atlanta. Say what you like about St Louis, they always find a way to get it done. It’s a veterans’ pitching duel today when the Cards’ Chris Carpenter, 0-2, 3.90 ERA, faces the Braves’ Tim Hudson, 3-2, 3.57 ERA. St Louis looks a good baseball bet in that matchup tonight.

Milwaukee at Houston. Houston isn’t good, but Milwaukee is poor on the road. Toss a coin, I guess.

Pittsburgh at Colorado. Colorado’s 16-7 is the best record in the Major Leagues. It’ll be the best record in the Majors on Sunday too.

Chicago Cubs at Arizona. The Cubs aren’t good this year, but they could be too good for Arizona. Carlos Zambrano pitches for Chicago tonight, Matt Garza tomorrow night.

San Diego at Los Angeles Dodgers. San Diego is 4-11 on the road. Dodgers to sweep, and wouldn’t it be great if Andre Ethier can extend his hit streak as well? He’s currently on 24, a record for April. Good for him.

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