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Baseball gambling: who are the favourites for the 2014 World Series?


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The Los Angeles Dodgers got the new MLB season underway against the Arizona Diamondbacks and, if you believe the bookmakers odds, the Dodgers will also be bringing the season to a close. They are the hot favourites early season to win the World Series, at just 7/1 just now, and this will inevitably ensure that they draw a great deal of the bets from baseball betting fans at this stage. It should be borne in mind though, that they are far from the only team in the World Series running.

The Detroit Tigers are another team rated as strong contenders, and they are one of three sides that you can get 10/1 on for the World Series from bookies. They certainly enjoyed a good season last year, having taken the AL Central Division title, but have not made major moves to improve their squad in the off-season. Neither have the Dodgers, with the Yankees really the only side towards the top of the odds rankings to have signed a lot of players. They were making wholesale changes to an ageing team, and with fresh blood they cannot be ruled out at 16/1. Arguably none of the teams really can be at such an early stage, which is why some fans of the MLB and gambling prefer to play Hot Shot until the season is further along.

Of course Hot Shot, a five-reel baseball slot from Microgaming found at GamingClub.com/au/online-pokies, is not the only baseball game you can find at online or mobile casino sites – but baseball fans seem to have picked it as their favourite. Perhaps this is due to the potential it offers to multiply your payout, thanks to wild and scatter symbols, or perhaps it is the $2000 top jackpot. Then again, the fantastic graphics of pitchers, catchers’ gloves, hitters and baseball caps might be the reason – or the fact that a deposit of $0.25 per line is enough to play it. Then again, it is probably a combination of all these things that has made Hot Shot the baseball game that can’t be beat.


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Manny Machado diagnosed with right knee sprain


The Orioles announced Tuesday night that Manny Machado has been diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain after an MRI taken earlier in the day. Machado was not available for an interview — with most of the team’s players gone given the rainout — and the Orioles said an update on his condition will be provided on Wednesday.

Speculating any kind of timetable for Machado, who exited Monday night’s game with the injury, is impossible at this point without any more information on the extent of the sprain and where the damage is. At this point, the Orioles are still gathering information and trying to determine whether Machado will go to the disabled list.

Machado, who was originally slated to have the MRI at 10 a.m. ET, had some issues with the machine being down and had to go to another facility along with shortstop J.J. Hardy, who had an MRI on his left thumb. Hardy’s MRI confirmed his sprain, and the team hopes to have him back later this week, according to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.


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Derek Jeter passes Carl Yastrzemski on MLB’s career hit list!


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Derek Jeter collected his 3,420th career hit on Monday night at Globe Life Park, passing Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski to move into seventh place on baseball’s all-time list.

Jeter notched the milestone with a two-out seventh-inning single to right field off Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish.

Jeter earlier tied Yaz with a third-inning ground-rule double to right field off Darvish, then was stranded there when Brian McCann struck out swinging.

Jeter also laced a single to left field off Darvish in the first inning.

Honus Wagner (3,430) is in sixth place and is Jeter’s next target on the all-time hits list, according to MLB.com and the Elias Sports Bureau, the official record-keeper of Major League Baseball. Due to discrepancies in historical statistics, some numbers may differ according to the source.

Jeter, 40, entered play on Monday batting .299 (47-for-157) with 17 runs scored, five doubles, a home run and 15 RBIs in his last 39 games since June 10. He entered play batting .273 with two homers and 27 RBIs for the season overall.

The top five players on baseball’s all-time hits list are Pete Rose (4,256), Ty Cobb (4,191), Hank Aaron (3,771), Stan Musial (3,630) and Tris Speaker (3,514).




Yankees win in Derek Jeters final Home Opener


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Derek Jeter took a few loping steps out of the batter’s box, seeming to allow himself a little extra time to take in his final home opener at Yankee Stadium. Why not? The sweet crack of barrel meeting ball had provided the captain with that luxury.

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Jeter wasn’t counting on the gusting Bronx winds having a little fun with him. Instead of reaching the palms of an eager fan, the ball pounded into the left-field wall, and Jeter had to turn it on. He just barely wrapped his left hand around second base before a tag was slapped down.

That brought howls from the Yankees’ dugout, and Jeter heard about it after touching home plate on a Jacoby Ellsbury single. It might not have been a Jeter highlight-reel moment, but it was part of the winning cause as the Yankees posted a 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Monday.

“When I hit it, I thought it was a home run, then I thought it was going to go foul,” Jeter said. “Next thing you know, it ricocheted right to the left fielder, so I had to pick up the pace a little bit. There were some guys laughing — until a couple of them hit some balls and the wind got them, too.”

Runs were at a premium on a cold, chilly afternoon, and the Yankees squeezed 6 1/3 solid innings of two-run ball from starter Hiroki Kuroda, who scattered eight hits and struck out four without issuing a walk to pick up his first victory of the year.

Receiving the loudest cheers during pregame introductions, Jeter joined former teammates Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera for a first-pitch ceremony that reunited the “Core Four” from New York’s most recent championship clubs.

Manager Joe Girardi said that the pomp and circumstance created a celebratory atmosphere, but after nearly 20 seasons of watching Jeter lead by example on the basepaths, Girardi and the Yankees weren’t about to miss a chance to rib Jeter about that premature trot.




Game 6 of the NLCS is upon us: Can the Dodgers stay alive?


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It took the Dodgers five games to hit a home run in the NL Championship Series. Once Adrian Gonzalez powered up for the first one, their dormant offense broke loose. Follow the best MLB betting guide throughout the MLB postseason.

Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke came through with the clutch performance Los Angeles needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-7 playoff.

“Guys weren’t ready to lose today,” said Carl Crawford, who also went deep to help the Dodgers save their season.

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When those two squared off in Game 2, the Cardinals won 1-0 on an unearned run.

“We’ve kind of become America’s team because everyone wants to see a seventh game,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Probably even the fans in St. Louis would like to see a seventh game, so I figure that everybody’s for us to win on Friday night.”

The Cardinals also led last year’s NLCS 3-1 before losing three straight games to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

“We’re looking to do the same thing,” Gonzalez said.

Desperate to avoid elimination, the Dodgers brought in some Hollywood star power for pregame introductions. Will Ferrell announced their lineup and lent a comic spin to each player’s name, capping it by introducing Greinke as “today’s winning pitcher.”

Ferrell knew what he was talking about.

Greinke got into a bases-loaded jam with none out in the first inning but escaped with no damage. From there, he pitched seven strong innings and even delivered an RBI single.

“That was big. I was real nervous out there with that situation,” Greinke said.

A.J. Ellis also homered at Dodger Stadium, where it is tougher to clear the fences in the heavy night air.

Helped by playing in 82-degree heat on a sunny afternoon, the Dodgers rediscovered their power stroke just in time to extend the series. They held on in the ninth inning, when St. Louis scored twice off closer Kenley Jansen before he struck out pinch-hitter Adron Chambers with two on to end it.

“It was just one of those days that we were a little better, got some runs, good feeling,” Mattingly said.


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