Saturday MLB on FOX Betting Preview – Red Sox at Yankees

Boston moved to five games back of the Yankees with a 6-3 win last night at Yankee Stadium.  “We have to keep winning – have to keep winning games,” designated-hitter David Ortiz said.  “Everything else takes care of itself.”  The All-Star slugger has been doing his part of late, hitting safely in 14 of his last 15 games, knocking six home runs and driving in 14 runs.  The Red Sox have won eight of their last 11 games and 10 of 15.  The club is 4-5 in this year’s series with their hated rivals, as the teams will play 18 total games against each other this season.  Boston is 11-16 in day games this season (-980) and the total is 11-14 O/U in those contests.  The club is also playing just its second game as a road underdog of +175 to +200 this season (+180) and the fourth time the last three years (1-2, -20).

Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey is 10-6 with a 4.48 ERA in 22 starts this season, but is coming off a disappointing outing last time out.  He picked up a 6-5 home loss to the Indians, giving up six runs and nine hits over 5.1 innings.  Before that appearance, Boston had won his previous three starts, outscoring the opposition by a 15-10 margin.  The right-hander is an even 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 10 road starts this season, but has issued 31 walks and struck out 37 in 65.2 innings.  In 17 career starts against the Yankees, Lackey is 5-7 with a 4.40 ERA, including tossing six shutout innings in his debut in a Red Sox uniform on April 7.

New York owns the best record in baseball (67-41, +220) and are a dominating 35-19 at home despite last night’s defeat.  The club will play 11 of its next 17 games and 21 of their next 33 contests at Yankee Stadium.  The Yankees are 25-17 against divisional opponents this season (+120) and the total is 24-15 O/U in those games.  Since August 6, 2009, the club has won 14 of their last 19 games against the Red Sox and have recorded five straight non-losing season series against them.  New York is 27-13 in day games this season (+560) and the total is 20-17 in those contests.  When the total is 8 to 8.5 this season, the team has compiled a dominating 20-5 mark (+1,340), including an 8-2 record at home (+460).

Yankees starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia is 13-5 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 starts this season, but is suffering through a two-game losing streak.  New York has managed to provide just one run of support in those outings, while he has given up seven runs (five earned) and 17 hits over 13.2 innings.  The big left-hander is a perfect 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 10 home starts, as opponents are managing to hit just .218 against him.  In 14 career outings versus the Red Sox, Sabathia is an even 5-5 with a 3.56 ERA.  He carries a 2-0 record and 0.42 ERA in three career starts against Boston at the new Yankee Stadium.

Bettors will find the Red Sox being 9-2 in their last 11 Saturday games and the club going over in five of its last six games versus a left-handed starter.  Despite being a -200+ favorite in this contest, it will be tough to play against the Yankees knowing that Sabathia hasn’t lost at home in 17 consecutive starts.

Mobile networking

Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India) December 30, 2009 India, Dec. 29 — The big trend of the year was ‘twittering’ and ‘poking’ your friends directly from the cellphone. Here are some of the apps that help you do so.

You know that you can access the mobile versions of most social networking sites on your smartphone by simply adding an ‘m’ before the site’s domain name. But that’s just one way. You also have a variety of native mobile applications that not only offer a much better browsing experience but also integrate the sites with your regular phone features (like the address book). Here are a few of them. in our site google gravity download

Many phones, many sites Gravity: This is a popular, powerful Twitter client for Nokia S60 smartphones. With Gravity, you can manage multiple Twitter accounts, save links from tweets to your Delicious account and post pictures to any Twitter-friendly photo sharing site. It also supports retweets, direct messages, favourites, etc. A 10-day trial version can be downloaded from the Ovi Store.

Nimbuzz – While Nimbuzz is primarily an instant messaging and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) client for Skype, Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger, you may also use it to interact with your Facebook friends using Facebook Chat. The mobile app for Nimbuzz is free and available for most mobile phones. It also has Twitter.

Dabr – Dabr is not as much a mobile app to Twitter as it’s a mobile interface. The best aspect about Dabr is that it will auto-convert picture URLs (like TwitPic) into thumbnails so you can view images directly in your Twitter timeline without having to click anywhere. And since Dabr is a mobile web client, you can use it from just about any mobile phone.

Facebook Mobile – This is the official Facebook app that integrates with your phone and lets you upload pictures directly to your Facebook account. The mobile app is available as a free download for BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and iPhone. If you have a touchscreen mobile phone, you can access the touch-optimised version at

For your BlackBerry only TwitterBerry: With TwitterBerry, you can take a picture with your BlackBerry and post it on to Twitter via TwitPic or yfrog. The app will recognise #hashtags in the tweets and a notification icon will show you the number of new messages in your Twitter timeline.

UberTwitter: UberTwitter automatically updates your location based on cell tower information (like Google Latitude) even if your BlackBerry doesn’t support GPS. The latest beta of UberTwitter also includes support for Twitter Lists. For S60 and the iPhone Tweets60: Tweets60 is a native Twitter client for Nokia S60 smartphones available in both free and pro versions. This application is primarily for users who want to update their own status as well as follow what others are saying on Twitter. The pro version allows you to post images to TwitPic and follow search terms on Twitter. go to website google gravity download

Tweetdeck: You can use Tweetdeck on your iPhone to manage both Facebook and your multiple Twitter accounts. The app will automatically sync with TweetDeck Desktop, so if you have created any custom search columns on the desktop, they’ll also become available inside the mobile app (and vice-versa). Just shake your phone to check if there are any updates.

Tweetie: This $3 app (Rs 140) has a very impressive UI. There’s an offline mode so you can do things such as reading past tweets, following new people, replying to tweets, etc even without a data connection. You also get a bookmarklet for Safari that lets you post links directly to Twitter via the Tweetie app.

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