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MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the 30 MLB Teams through 4/9

The 2011 MLB betting campaign is just a handful of games old, and here at Bang the Book, we’re making our MLB picks and ranking the teams from No. 1 to No. 30! 1: Philadelphia Phillies (6-2): When you’ve got …

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MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Preview 4/9/11

The Boston Red Sox (1-6) and the New York Yankees (4-3) have it in for the second time on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park a day after the Sox rolled up a 9-6 victory for their first win on the …

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MLB Preview: Phillies vs. Braves Free Pick

Philadelphia Phillies (5-1) vs. Atlanta Braves (3-4) MLB Betting Lines Moneyline: Phillies (-110) Braves (+100) Over/Under: 7   Starting Pitchers- Phillies (Lee) vs. Braves (Hudson)  The Phillies and the Braves will see a lot of each other this year. The …

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What’s Wrong With the 0-6 Tampa Bay Rays & Boston Red Sox?

Needless to say, the 2011 MLB betting campaign has not gotten off to the start that the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox had hoped for. Coming into Friday, both teams are 0-6 out of the chute, and both …

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MLB Preview: Giants vs. Padres Free Pick

San Francisco Giants (1-3) vs. San Diego Padres (2-1) MLB Betting Lines: Moneyline: Giants (-125) Padres (+115) – Over/Under: 7 Starting Pitchers- Giants (Bumgarner) vs. Padres (Harang) The Giants were only able to manage one win in their four-game opening …

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Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 5

The Los Angeles Dodgers are suddenly facing elimination after blowing a lead in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series and now must win on Wednesday night to force the series back to Philadelphia. It will not be easy for the Dodgers as they face Phillies ace, Cole Hamels. Los Angeles will send Chad Billingsley to the mound.

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Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Game 4 ALCS Pick

The Boston Red Sox suddenly face what is almost a must-win game on Tuesday night as they host the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston is down 2-1 in the series and now must count on veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to get them even in the series. Tampa will counter with Andy Sonnanstine.

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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays ALCS Game 2 Pick

The outcome of the American League Championship Series could be decided by the pitching of Josh Beckett. If he pitches like he did last year then the Red Sox may end up in the World Series again. If he pitches like he has down the stretch then anything is possible. Beckett gave up nine hits and four runs in his start against the Angels in the ALDS. In the postseason Beckett has been great in the past.

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ALCS Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Game 1

Two teams that know each other very well meet in the American League Championship Series. Boston and Tampa Bay met 18 times this season and the Rays won 10 while the Red Sox won 8. Game 1 of the ALCS is on Friday and matches Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka against Tampa Bay’s James Shields.

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NLCS – Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies – Game 1

The National League Championship Series gets underway on Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies will send their ace, Cole Hamels to the mound while the Dodgers will counter with Derek Lowe.

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