Published : 10/3/2011 (Updated : 10/3/2011 11:50:16 AM)
ALDS and National League play-off action continues this Monday after an action-packed first two games. MLB betting fans will be keen to pick between the Texas and Tampa, who lost 8-6 on Saturday after destroying the Rangers 9-0 in the first game. Elsewhere, the Tigers have the advantage over New York, with the two sides' premier pitchers giving up a run a piece in the first game. For the latest MLB odds, bet now with Pinnacle Sports.
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Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays (October 3rd)
The Rangers and the Rays will both be looking to take a 2-1 series advantage on Monday night as they play Game 3 of their best-of-five ALDS in Tampa Bay.
Texas got back into the set with an 8-6 win at home in Game 2 on Saturday; Tampa Bay had won the opener 9-0 on the road last Friday.
Colby Lewis (14-10, 4.40 ERA) will be the Rangers' starting pitcher for Game 3; Lewis dominated the Rays back in June by throwing eight scoreless innings.
The Rays counter with David Price (12-13, 3.49 ERA) on Monday; Price pitched against Texas in early September, surrendering two runs over six innings.
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (October 3rd)
The ALDS between the Yankees and Tigers shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday night, with both teams slated to send their ace pitchers to the mound again.
New York's CC Sabathia and Detroit's Justin Verlander both started Game 1 last Friday night, giving up one run each before the game was suspended due to rain.
Left-hander Sabathia went 19-8 with a 3.00 ERA for the Yankees during the regular season, while Verlander went a league-best 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA for the Tigers.
The Tigers and Yankees played Game 2 of their ALDS in New York on Sunday afternoon, with the Tigers winning 5-3 to tie up the best-of-five set at one win each.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (October 4th)
The National League's playoff series resumes on Tuesday when the Brewers and Diamondbacks play Game 3 of their Division Series in Arizona.
Milwaukee will hand the ball to Shaun Marcum (13-7, 3.54 ERA) on Tuesday; the right-hander was thumped by the Pirates last game (seven runs over 4 2-3 innings).
Josh Collmenter (10-10, 3.38 ERA) is expected to start for the D-Backs in Game 3, with the right-hander shutting out the Brewers over his eight innings back in July.
Game 2 of the NLDS between the D-Backs and Brewers was played on Sunday afternoon, with Milwaukee winning 9-4 at home to grab a 2-0 lead in the series.
Tuesday also offers up Game 3 between the Phillies and Cardinals in St. Louis, with Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.79 ERA) set to face Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56 ERA).
In the ALDS on Tuesday it'll be Game 4 between the Rangers and Rays in Tampa, as Matt Harrison (14-9, 3.39 ERA) faces Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.95 ERA).
Game 4 between the Yankees and Tigers in Detroit is also on Tuesday, with the pitchers currently listed as A.J. Burnett (11-11, 5.15 ERA) and Rick Porcello (14-9, 4.75 ERA).
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