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July 09, 2002 10:36 AM
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Games ending July 14.

All Star Game: The NL is favored to win at Milwaukee with big boppers like Bonds and Sosa. The NL pitching has Maddux, Schilling and Gagne. But, the AL is good and hungrier. Favor AL to win, 5-3.

Braves at Expos: Montreal fighting for wild card. Going with Bartolo Colon and Javier Vazquez for at least two wins.

Phils at Mets: Randy Wolf and Vicente Padilla grab two for Phils. Double play against Mets lefty Shawn Estes.

Reds at Astros: Houston can play spoiler role. We like Tim Redding, Wade Miller and Roy Oswalt.

Pirates at Brewers: Series features offense and OVERS. Double play on OVER should Ben Sheets and Josh Beimel hook up.

D’backs at Dodgers: Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling throwing too many innings. Going against Schilling and with Johnson. We like Rick Helling, but not Anderson.

Rockies at Giants: SF has erratic pitching, but we like Jason Schmidt and Russ Ortiz.

Marlins at Cubs: Taking the youth route could be wise. Mark Prior and Kerry Wood are a step in that direction for Cubs with two victories.

Yanks at Indians: NY is 12-0 against the AL Central. El Duque and newly acquired Jeff Weaver win a couple here.

BoSox at Jays: Martinez and Lowe have hit a wall. Favor Roy Halladay over anybody Boston throws.

ChiSox at Tigers: Detroit traded its pitching staff when Weaver was let go. We like OVER to sweep.

A’s at O’s: Baltimore has been tough the last six weeks. Going with Travis Driskill and Sidney Ponson for the Orioles.

M’s at D’Rays: Mariners should make hey in Tampa Bay. We like Garcia and Moyer. Perhaps, a four-game sweep.

Rangers at Twins: Texas has offense, but no pitching. Lohse and Santana keep Twins on track for Division lead.

Angels at Royals: Going against the Royals, except the game Paul Byrd works.