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The Rays’ game pick and 3-0 future pick went down early, as Cliff Lee escaped a first-inning jam with some help from Tim Welke and went on to throw seven excellent innings. Since I think the Rays are the better team, it stands to reason that I’ll be back on them today, as well as jumping on a bet that I should have made yesterday and didn’t.

Tampa Bay -130, two units. James Shields is much better than his ERA indicates, which is the biggest reason for this play.

New York (AL) -115, one unit. Still like the left-hander against the Twins, and Carl Pavano has been living on the edge all year long.

I lean to both overs, but will stay off both.

Series:

Giants -160, two units. The gap between these teams over the course of the season was one game. The gap between them right now is much, much greater than that.