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On Deck: We're goin' sweepin'

Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:33 am
Edited on: May 15, 2011 12:55 pm

By Matt Snyder

As always on a Sunday, we've got a full slate of games. Standing out this time around are four possible sweeps, for varying reasons.

HOT GONZO: The Red Sox are looking to sweep their bitter rivals, and they're looking to do so in Yankee Stadium. A loss for the Yankees would be their fifth straight and a victory for the Red Sox would have them at .500 for the first time since the season began. Still, both large-market groups look up at the Rays -- who have gone 22-8 since a 1-8 start. Taking center stage for the Red Sox is first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. In fact, we may soon be talking about a historic month if he keeps up this pace. He's homered in four straight games (five HRs and nine RBI in those four) and take a look at his stat-line for the month: .345 average, eight home runs, 19 RBI, 1.198 OPS. That's in 13 games. Red Sox at Yankees, 8:05 p.m. ET.

CENTRAL SHOWDOWN: The Reds-Cardinals rivalry continues to gain steam after last season's dust up. The Reds have taken two straight in Cincy and have taken over first place in the Central by a half-game. A win Sunday would assure a sweep and keep them in first. Public Enemy No. 1 (for St. Louis, that is) Brandon Phillips came through with a huge game to help propel the Reds Saturday, and one of the Cardinals' most prominent members in last season's brawl, Chris Carpenter, gets the ball Sunday. Cardinals at Reds, 1:10 p.m. ET.

Tigers, Twins TAKE OPPOSITE PATHS: The longest winning streak and losing streak at present in the majors both reside in the AL Central. The Tigers run 6-0 Max Scherzer to the hill looking to extend their winning streak to eight games. Seeing Kyle Davies take the ball for the Royals means it's a pretty good bet. Royals at Tigers, 1:05 p.m. ET (nevermind, it's been postponed). On the flip-side, the Twins have lost seven in a row and are -- rather easily at this point -- the worst team in baseball. Injuries have been a problem, but that doesn't account for the dreadful underperformance. Brian Duensing gets the nod for the Twins, as they'll square off against Brandon Morrow and the Blue Jays -- who have won four straight. Blue Jays at Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET.

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Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 6:37 pm

On Deck: We're goin' sweepin'

You guys have to pass everybody in the Division to catch the Rays so stop cting like there the only team in front of you....Also don't go counting your sweep  before it's done...KWIMYell 

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